Asthma Treatments Los Alamos NM

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.

Adolfo Enrique Kaplan, MD
(505) 753-8031
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Tucuman, Fac De Med, San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael David Wagner, MD
(505) 753-7499
835 Spruce St Ste B
Espanola, NM
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1978

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Michelle Harkins
(505) 272-3840
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Robert W Katz
(505) 272-0236
3rd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
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Pediatric Pulmonology

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Ronald Wayne Bronitsky, MD
(505) 842-5105
1101 Medical Arts Ave NE # B
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1977

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Salvadeeswaran Lakshmi Narayanan, MD
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Madurai Med Coll, Madurai Univ, Madurai, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michelle N Chesnut, MD
(214) 648-3111
PO Box 2267
Santa Fe, NM
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1998

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Peter Economou, MD
(505) 262-7223
5400 Gibson Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michel Boivin
(505) 272-3830
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Diane Klepper
(505) 272-3840
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Asthma Treatments

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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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