Asthma Treatments Petoskey MI

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.

Dwayne M Griffin
(231) 487-2100
560 W Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Jeffrey B Washington
(231) 487-2100
560 W Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI
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Pulmonary Disease

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Eric Christian Feucht, MD
(216) 844-1000
601 John St # 67
Kalamazoo, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1998

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John W Gobel, DO
(517) 482-6011
1200 Michigan Ave Ste 500
East Lansing, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1972

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Matthew Scott Dikin, DO
Ada, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1996

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Daniel E McDonnell
(231) 487-2100
560 W Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI
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Pulmonary Disease

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Joel Myron Seidman, MD
(508) 793-6231
3535 W 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1964

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Yong Whan Kim, MD
(785) 232-6964
15350 Trenton Rd
Southgate, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1949
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Hospital: St Francis Hosp & Med Ctr, Topeka, Ks

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William Dominic Hanna
(586) 774-3780
25869 Kelly
Roseville, MI
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Pulmonary Disease

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Robert Edmond Brush Jr, MD
(269) 226-5123
1521 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1969
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Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Pulmonary & Critical Care

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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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