Asthma

Being out of breath is really serious.

Medications are critical in the management of acute asthma.  We teach our patients how to combine quick-acting and long-term pharmaceutical agents so as to get good airflow.

Besides medications, a lot can be done to keep asthma from controlling your life.  The most important thing we help our patients to do his assess their environments to be sure they are clean.  Exposure to tobacco smoke, chemicals, dusts, pet danders, pollens and molds must be kept to a minimum.  The second step is to see that foods to which you are allergic or intolerant are removed from the diet or minimized.  Third, nutrition must be good including adequate magnesium replacement.
Fourth, desensitization makes a person more tolerant to exposures that are difficult to avoid.  It can make a difference for many patients who have sensitivities to things in the air such as pollens, molds, pet danders and dust mites.  Sometimes patients with food allergies can be desensitized also.

We let you choose from several types of desensitization:

Under the tongue drops can be taken at home without having to drive to the doctor’s office.  We custom make these extracts to fit your particular problem of sensitivity to molds, pollens, pets and dust mites.

Regular allergy shots given every 1-3 weeks in the doctor’s office can help boost tolerance for reactions to pets, dust and pollens.

LDA is a special form of desensitization which involves taking a shot only every two months initially and less frequently later on.  The program is very safe because extracts are given at such a “low-dose”.  Patients with simple and more complex allergies are often helped.  LDA is particularly useful when the patient has a combination of food allergies and inhalant allergies.

You may ask why asthma and allergies seem to be so much more common now than in the past.  Many experts think this is related to reduced nutritional quality in our diets and increased environmental pollution exposure that children and adults experience in modern chemically based societies.