Asthma Treatments Moscow ID

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.

William Ernest Waltner
(509) 332-2517
825 Se Bishop Blvd Ste 200
Pullman, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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(208) 895-0411
403 S 11th St
Boise, ID
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Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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(208) 323-0031
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Boise, ID
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(208) 323-0031
1075 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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(208) 422-1000
500 W Fort St
Boise, ID
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(208) 765-1252
700 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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David Paul York, MD
(208) 765-1252
700 W Ironwood Dr Ste 360E
Coeur D Alene, ID
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1984
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Hospital: Kootenai Med Ctr, Coeur D Alene, Id; Benewah Comm Hosp, St Maries, Id
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(208) 323-0031
1075 N Curtis Rd Ste 200
Boise, ID
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1981

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Charles Elwood Reed, MD
(208) 459-0476
924 E Ash St
Caldwell, ID
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Spanish
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Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1961
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Hospital: West Valley Med Ctr, Caldwell, Id
Group Practice: Caldwell Internal Medicine

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Henry D Covelli
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700 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
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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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