Asthma Treatments Merrillville IN

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.

Dominic R Dekeratry, MD
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1993

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Hakam Hedar Safadi, MD
(219) 767-0054
8315 Virginia St Ste J
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1972

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Charles J Rebesco, MD
(219) 947-6677
1600 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: St Anthony Med Ctr, Crown Point, In; St Mary Med Ctr, Hobart, In
Group Practice: Pulmonary Spec Of Nw In

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Raja G Devanathan, MD
(219) 947-6677
1400 S Lake Park Ave Ste 405
Hobart, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Thanjavur Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Thanjavur, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sompop Srisuwananukorn, MD
(219) 836-7886
Dyer, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Chulalongkorn Univ, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1971

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Sharon Ann Harig
(219) 738-2081
8895 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Hakam H Safadi
(219) 769-0054
701 E 83rd Ave
Merrillville, IN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Paul Gregory Gianaris, MD
(219) 947-6677
1600 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: St Mary Med Ctr, Hobart, In
Group Practice: Pulmonary Spec Of Nw In

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(219) 942-9658
7875 Grand Boulevard
Hobart, IN
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Pulmonologist
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Hospital: St MaryS
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Aruna Sannuti, MD
(219) 924-0474
1736 Redwood Ct
Munster, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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