Asthma Treatments Wharton 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.

Alamgir Ahmad Khan
(361) 885-7722
613 Elizabeth St
Corpus Christi, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Henry Smith Cunningham, MD
(817) 293-1900
11797 South Fwy Ste 222
Burleson, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Baylor All Saints Med Ctr -Fo, Fort Worth, Tx; Harris Methodist-Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Tx; Plaza Med Ctr Of Ft Worth, Fort Worth, Tx; Huguley Mem Med Ctr, Fort Worth, Tx
Group Practice: Texas Pulmonary Consultants

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Kenneth Michael Nugent, MD
(806) 743-2757
3601 4th St Ste 4C
Lubbock, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1971

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Rajesh Gajendra Patel, MD
(601) 362-4471
601 Golder Ave
Odessa, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: US Veterans Affairs Dept

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Timothy G Schroeder
(817) 424-5959
1600 W College St
Grapevine, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Joseph N Walter, MD
17030 Nanes Dr
Houston, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kenneth A Ausloos
(214) 824-8521
3600 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Richard Tannen, MD
(972) 420-6000
475 Elm St Ste 100
Lewisville, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jose Altagracia Capellan Cuevas
(936) 634-0527
3 Medical Center Blvd
Lufkin, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Kenneth Michael Unger
(281) 332-9623
450 Blossom St
Webster, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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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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