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.

Genaro Vazquez
(915) 532-2477
1900 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX
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Pulmonary Disease

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

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George Barron Mallory Jr, MD
(832) 822-3300
1102 Bates Ave Ste 450
Houston, TX
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1974

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Pedro Nicolas Paez, MD
(972) 680-0666
Dallas, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Nac De Cordoba, Fac De Cien Med, Cordoba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1951

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Rajeev Narang, MD
(361) 884-2687
2601 Hospital Blvd Ste 220
Corpus Christi, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Coll Of Med Scis, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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John B Silman, MD
(830) 257-7400
240 Wesley Dr
Kerrville, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1986

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Juan A Garcia, MD
5123 Sagail Pl
San Antonio, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Michael Jordan
(214) 824-8521
3600 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX
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Pulmonary Disease

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1901 S 1st St
Temple, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1981

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Shahid Bashir Meer, MD
(432) 552-9588
3100 Andrews Hwy Ste 16
Odessa, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1984
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Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Kermit, Tx; Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, 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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