Asthma Treatments Soddy Daisy 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.

Joel Fine Ginsberg, MD
(423) 698-2435
59 Whispering Pines Dr
Signal Mountain, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Diagnostic Center

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Manuel H Enriquez, MD
(423) 893-6500
9619 Windrose Cir
Chattanooga, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1979

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Andrew Norbert Vernon, MD
(423) 698-2435
2205 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial North Park Hospital, Hixson, Tn
Group Practice: Diagnostic Center

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Daniel Ray Smith, MD
(423) 698-2435
2205 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Diagnostic Center

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Joel C Ledbetter
(423) 778-6501
910 Blackford St
Chattanooga, TN
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Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Pete Spiros Soteres, MD
(423) 877-1213
1252 Mountain Brook Cir
Signal Mountain, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial North Park Hospital, Hixson, Tn

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Winfred Manda, MD
(423) 322-9525
720 Sunset Mountain Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Zaporozskij Med Inst, Zaporoz'E, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard Rocco Pesce, MD
(423) 240-0538
62 N Crest Rd
Chattanooga, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1976

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(423) 778-5199
979 E 3rd St Ste A-240
Chattanooga, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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(423) 778-6501
910 Blackford St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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