Asthma Treatments Woodbridge VA

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.

Ravinder Pal Singh, MD
(703) 490-2700
14820 Build America Dr
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Guru Govind Singh Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Faridkot, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Mark Joseph Clinton, MD
(703) 878-0924
2296 Opitz Blvd Ste 230
Woodbridge, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mark Joseph Clinton
(703) 878-0924
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Manochehr Sobhany, MD
(703) 491-4134
13001 Summit School Rd Ste 1
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi)
Education
Medical School: Tabriz Univ, Fac Of Med, (Univ Of Azarabadegan) Tabriz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, Va
Group Practice: Potomac Pulmonary

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Joseph Raymond Fontana, MD
(301) 896-2935
7928 Bressingham Dr
Fairfax Station, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1987

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Behnam Malek Goudarzi
(703) 497-0212
2024 Opitz Blvd Ste C
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Ala Seyed Mortazavi, MD
(703) 497-0212
2024 Opitz Blvd Ste C
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Mundial Dominicana (Umd), Esc De Med (World Univ) (Closed 1991)
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard George Robinson
(703) 878-0924
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Manochehr Sobhany
(703) 491-4134
13001 Summit School Road
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Roger Bruce Wigton, MD
(703) 931-4746
10623 Canterberry Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va; Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates Ltd

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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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