Asthma Treatments Silver City NM

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.

Donald J Stinar
(505) 388-0184
2584 N Silver Street
Silver City, NM
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Ernest Rhett Jabour, MD
2900 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kenneth Robt Casey, MD
(206) 223-2312
2211 Lomas Boulevard North East 5th Floor,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1974

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Sambaiah Kankanala
(575) 392-1973
5320 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Michelle N Chesnut, MD
(214) 648-3111
PO Box 2267
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1998

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Donald Joseph Stinar, MD
2584 N Silver St
Silver City, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Bruce Arnold Miller, MD
(505) 842-5105
1101 Medical Arts Ave NE Bldg 4
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1968

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Michel Boivin
(505) 272-3830
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Miguel Enrique Pellerano, MD
(505) 270-1964
6001 Moon St NE Apt 512
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1988

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Farah Kassamali Madhani, MD
(646) 734-2821
1001 Tramway Blvd NE Apt 64
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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