Asthma Treatments Walterboro SC

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.

Robert L Thomas
(843) 549-5599
300 Ruby St
Walterboro, SC
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Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Preston Allen Jones, MD
(803) 256-0464
1333 Taylor St Ste 6F
Columbia, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1973

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Rakesh Vishwanath Alva
(803) 531-5864
1133 Cook Rd
Orangeburg, SC
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Pulmonary Disease

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Kevin Michael Dineen, MD
4615 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Vinod K Jona
(843) 413-3100
506 E Cheves St
Florence, SC
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Pulmonary Disease

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Joseph Anthony Boscia, MD
(864) 573-6320
1091 Boiling Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mehrgan Sokhandan, MD
440 Roper Mountain Rd Ste A
Greenville, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Shahid Beheshti Univ, Fac Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1979

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David Keith Handshoe, MD
(803) 572-7755
9150 Medcom St Ste B
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1984
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Hospital: Trident Med Ctr, Charleston, Sc; Summerville Med Ctr, Summerville, Sc
Group Practice: Low Country Lung & Critical

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Richard Keith Bogan, MD
(803) 296-5847
Sleep Disorders Center Taylor At Marion Street,
Columbia, SC
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Male
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1970

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Fady F Nassif, MD
111 Doctors Dr
Greenville, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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