Asthma Treatments Shelbyville TN

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.

Gary Keith Lovelady
(931) 455-1511
1801 N Washington St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Victor Eugene Salter, MD
(865) 546-3181
2001 Laurel Ave Ste 101
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1977

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Gregory Paul Lemense, MD
(843) 792-3161
2001 Laurel Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ronnie Lee Jackson
(615) 382-1037
496 Northcrest Dr
Springfield, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Mark W Emery
(423) 247-5197
111 W Stone Dr
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Salim Suhayl Mihyu, MD
(615) 342-5900
516 Brennan Ln
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn; Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Frist Clinic

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Louis V Eberle, MD
(901) 725-7139
6263 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1986

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David Hongrong Guan
(423) 778-5216
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Terrence Charles Clark, MD
(218) 786-6592
Lake Drive B
Mountain Home, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Miller-Dwan Med Ctr, Duluth, Mn; St Marys Med Ctr, Duluth, Mn

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William Thomas Faith, MD
(615) 452-4210
300 Steam Plant Rd Ste 300
Gallatin, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Skyline Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Sumner Medicine Group

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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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