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.

Dean A Nasser, MD
4908 Linden St
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1998

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Potenciano R Garcia
(956) 631-5864
4903 N Mccoll Rd
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Sheila M Olano, MD
4241 Tanglewood Ln
Odessa, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1994

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Steven Craig Copenhaver
(214) 691-6996
8210 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

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David Eugene Griffith, MD
11937 US Highway 271
Tyler, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1977

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Juan Manuel Ortiz, MD
(409) 835-9834
1330 E 6th St Ste 303
Weslaco, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Esc Colombiana De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1985

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Rodrigo LeMa
(956) 688-6300
1200 E Savannah Ave Ste 12
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Gary Max Songco, MD
(210) 226-5933
1200 Brooklyn Ave Ste 250
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1982

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Julye Nesbitt Carew
(214) 363-8447
8210 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Richard Bruce Silver, MD
(972) 566-5864
7777 Forest Ln Ste B326
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974
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Hospital: Medical Center Of Plano, Plano, Tx; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital F, Dallas, Tx; Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Tx; Presbyterian Hospital Of Dalla, Dallas, Tx; Childrens Med Ctr Of Dallas, Dallas, Tx; Presbyterian Hospital Of Plano, Plano, Tx


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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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