Asthma Treatments Lillington NC

Certain nutrients provide key antioxidants called flavonoids that help prevent bronchial spasms and reduce the likelihood of an asthma attack. You should start taking grape'seed extract (300 mg), pycnogenol (200 mg), and quercetin (1,000 mg) each day. Asthmatics typically produce less'than-normal levels of glutathione—a naturally occurring antioxidant—but recent research shows that magnesium increases glutathione, improves lung function, and reduces bronchodilator use.

Carol Ray Young Jr, MD
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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Arnold R Frazier, MD
(704) 355-3165
PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 405
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jasvinder Pal Singh
(252) 338-6167
1507 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
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General Practice, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Geriatric Medicine, Critical Care (Intensivists), Sleep Medicine

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Frederick A Zeller, MD
(704) 482-1482
1198 Wyke Rd
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

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Sean Michael Murphy
(336) 765-0383
3001 Lyndhurst Ave
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Max Matthias Weder, MD
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Humboldt Univ Berlin, Fac Med, Berlin, Germany(407-30 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1996

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Charles Frank O'Cain, MD
(704) 255-7733
301 Old Toll Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kenneth Tsu-ching Yen
(704) 487-5337
1198 Wyke Rd
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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David Bruce Simonds, MD
(919) 684-6726
24 Winterberry Ct
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1990
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Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc; Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Lebauer Health Care

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Dr.David Thornton
(910) 295-5511
205 Page Road
Pinehurst, NC
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M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Hospital: Moore Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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By Rob Ayoup

Q. I have asthma and use an inhaler regularly. Are there any long-term effects, and is there anything I can do to use it less?

A. Natural medicine has a lot to offer when it comes to managing asthma long term, but don’t ditch your corticosteroid inhaler just yet. During a severe attack, it’s often the only thing that can help you. Natural remedies can reduce the overall severity of asthma, however, and decrease or eventually eliminate your dependence on meds like corticosteroids and bronchodilators. As you try my suggestions, you should start noticing that you’re using your inhaler less and less.

And that’s important because inhalers produce some unwelcome side effects, including headaches, throat irritation, frequent infections, tremors, or heart palpitations. With long-term inhaler use, the high doses of medication they contain could reduce your ability to absorb calcium and cause osteoporosis as the body draws the calcium it needs from your bones.

The first step you should take to cut back on your inhaler? Recognize and avoid known attack triggers. Reduce your dust exposure by eliminating carpets and rugs, if possible, and frequently washing bed sheets and pillowcases. You should also install a HEPA air filter to remove airborne allergy triggers like pollen.

Next, you need to overhaul your diet. Challenge yourself to eat a mostly vegetarian diet, reducing or eliminating meat completely, and adding plenty of oily fish. Here’s why: By maximizing antioxidant sources from fruits and vegetables of various colors, you obtain a wide spectrum of beneficial nutrients that reduce inflammation and prevent airway constriction. Omega-3 oils in salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines, as well as fish oil supplements (take 4,000 mg daily), provide the fats you need to form natural anti-inflammatory biochemicals. Chicken and beef, on the other hand, contain arachidonic acid, a substance that produces pro-inflammatory chemicals. In addition, milk and cheese from dairy and soy sources stimulate mucus formation in the lungs and airways. Replace them with calcium-enriched, rice-based milk and cheese products, which do not have that effect.

Certain nutrients provide key antioxidants called flavonoids that help prevent bronchial spasms and reduce the likelihood of an asthma attack. You should start taking grape-seed extract (300 mg), pycnogenol (200 mg), and quercetin (1,000 mg) each day. Asthmatics typically produce less-than-normal levels of glutathione—a naturally occurring antioxidant—but recent research shows that magnesium increases glutathione, improves lung function, and reduces bronchodilator use. I recommend 600 mg of magnesium daily. You should also consider taking 300 mg of the ayurvedic herb boswellia three times a day; research shows it can reduce the severity of asthma symptoms, the frequency of attacks, and the level of respiratory tract inflammation. And try licorice root, an expectorant herb that helps the lungs bring up a...

Author: Rob Ayoup

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