Asthma Treatments Wilmington DE

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.

Anthony Albert Vasile, DO
(202) 764-2072
700 W Lea Blvd Ste 313
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1982

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Anthony A Vasile
(302) 764-2072
700 W Lea Blvd
Wilmington, DE
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Pulmonary Disease

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Anthony Albert Vasile, DO
(202) 764-2072
700 W Lea Blvd Ste 301
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1982

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John James Chabalko, MD
(302) 656-2213
701 N Clayton St # 500
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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Mark David Jones, MD
(302) 368-5575
7th & Clayton Streets Suite 500
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: District Of Columbia Gen Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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Rajeswary Padmalingam, MD
(302) 651-4429
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Nemours Childrens Clinic Wilmington

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Laura Sue Inselman, MD
(302) 651-6400
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De; Thomas Jefferson University Ho, Philadelphia, Pa; Bryn Mawr Hosp, Bryn Mawr, Pa
Group Practice: Nemours Childrens Clinic Wilmington

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Henry Htun Khine, MD
(302) 651-5352
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1965

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Joseph Francis Kestner Jr, MD
(302) 656-2213
701 N Clayton St Ste 500
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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Donald Lee Emery, MD
(302) 656-2213
Suite 500 Medicdal Office Building 7th & Clayton S
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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