Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Walled Lake MI

Sometimes asthma is triggered by substances the child is allergic to, so one of the most important things you can do is figure out what they are and keep your child’s environment as free of them as possible. Read on for more details on treating asthma.

Mohammad Reza Navai, MD
(810) 624-6633
1935 N Pontiac Trl Ste A
Walled Lake, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Ahwaz Univ, Sch Of Med, (Shahid Chamran Univ) Ahwaz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.Lawrence MacDonald
(248) 465-9253
44000 W 12 Mile Rd # 113
Novi, MI
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M
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Upendra Singh Dhanjal, MD
8391 Commerce Rd
Commerce Township, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1994

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Muhammad Ali Ehtesham, MD
6068 Silverbrook W
West Bloomfield, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1996

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Sanford J Rautbort
(248) 737-8261
7399 Middlebelt Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
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Pulmonary Disease

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Lawrence Livernois joseph MacDonald
(248) 465-9253
44000 W 12 Mile Rd
Novi, MI
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Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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Lawrence L Macdonald, MD
(313) 966-3075
42450 W 12 Mile Rd
Novi, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jack E Belen
(248) 937-3395
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Township, MI
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Lloyd J Paul, MD
5799 W Maple Rd Ste 159
West Bloomfield, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1953
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Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi
Group Practice: Detroit Med Ctr Hlth Care Ctr

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Bradley Rowens, MD
(248) 465-4290
47601 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Controlling Childhood Asthma

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By Janet Zand, n.d., l.ac.,

Q: What is the most effective natural way to control childhood asthma?

A: Sometimes asthma is triggered by substances the child is allergic to, so one of the most important things you can do is figure out what they are and keep your child’s environment as free of them as possible. Common triggers include pollen, animal dander, dust, feathers, mites, and household chemicals. (For tips on allergy-proofing your home, see the next question.)

Foods can also bring on attacks. Citrus and whole wheat can be a problem, especially when combined with food dyes and sulfite additives. It’s not uncommon for kids with allergies and asthma to have a tendency to get dehydrated, so parents need to make sure they drink lots of fluids.

As far as keeping inflammation in check, essential fatty acids, which are found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and fish oil, are very effective. You can get all these in supplement form; read the label to figure out the age-appropriate dosage for your child. (If there’s no specific dose information on the label, phone the manufacturer to get it.) With fish oils, make sure to choose a brand that’s certified as “molecularly distilled,” which is less likely to be contaminated with mercury.

Supplementing with magnesium, which dilates the bronchial tubes, can be helpful, too. The downside is that too much magnesium causes a loose stool, so you have to monitor the child carefully. Try giving 100 milligrams three or four times a week for three months. All these natural medicines work best if you rotate them. Try something for a month, see how it affects your child, then try something else.

You might also want to consider your child’s emotional state, since childhood asthma often comes along with emotional trauma. Homeopathic remedies can be helpful with this end of things, but I’d recommend a visit with a homeopath, who can tailor the remedy specifically to the child’s needs.

Another option, which many kids don’t get nearly enough of these days, is regular exercise. Swimming is especially good for kids with allergies and asthma, since the moisture keeps their air passages from drying out, and in time their lungs get stronger. Outdoor pools are best, because the chlorine is better ventilated. (If a child is allergic to chlorine, of course, you’re better off giving swimming a pass.)

Author: Janet Zand

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