Asthma Treatments Seagoville TX

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.

Nayer B El-Ashram
(972) 285-0088
929 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Alexandre Carvalho
(972) 285-5675
5115 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX
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Pulmonary Disease

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Pedro T Zevallos, MD
(972) 289-5864
18601 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy Ste 315
Mesquite, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1971

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Bruce L Ackerman, DO
(972) 226-8201
328 W Int 30 Suite #3
Garland, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1973

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Mark Allen Co, MD
(214) 321-1231
9323 Garland Rd Ste 103
Dallas, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983

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Khurshid Khan, MD
2540 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1950

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William K Leslie, MD
3500 Interstate 30 Bldg C
Mesquite, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Doug Pitcher, MD
(214) 372-7908
4500 S Lancaster Rd Dept Pud
Dallas, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bruce Lance Ackerman
(972) 226-0575
6446 Broadway Blvd
Garland, TX
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Pulmonary Disease

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9323 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX
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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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