Asthma Treatments Yuma AZ

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.

Mallappa Neelappa
(928) 317-9100
2275 S Elks Lane
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Sridhar Rajamani, MD
1801 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vinnica Med Inst, Pirogova, Vinnica, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1991

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Paul R Barnard
(480) 962-1650
3303 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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James V Woodward, MD
(602) 546-0985
1111 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard Melvin Riedy, MD
(602) 277-6940
28150 N Alma School Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972

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Wahid A Ibrahim, MD
2451 S Avenue A
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1984

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Kanka Karmakar, MD
(928) 627-3822
744 E Juan Sanchez Blvd
San Luis, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med, Lodz, Poland
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ahmed Raza, MBBS
(480) 753-7084
1234 E Ivanhoe Ct
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Calcutta, Med Coll, Calcutta, We
Graduation Year: 1992

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Beverly Elizabeth Corry, MD
(864) 488-9247
124 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Jennie Stuart Med Ctr, Hopkinsville, Ky

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John C Donaldson
(623) 974-2434
10192 W Coggins Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
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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