When Your Mother Told You to Take Your Vitamins, She Knew What She Was Talking About
We all know that we should increase our Vitamin C when we think we are coming down with a viral infection. We do this because Vitamin C is shown to reduce inflammation. Dr. John La Puma, an internal medicine physician in the U.S. who is also known as ChefMD, highly encourages that any person who has asthma should eat a Vitamin C enriched diet as inflammation is one of the main components for asthma. It is stated in his book "ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine" that "people who ate 46.3 grams a day of citrus fruits (about 11/2 ounces) had a 41% reduced risk of asthma compared with those who ate none".
So, as well as using your medications as directed, add oranges to your next grocery order!
"Helping You Breathe Easier"
To help you understand your role in asthma self-management.
- What is asthma?
- Are my allergies related?
- What can I do to help my symptoms?
- What are my triggers?
- How do I use my medications?
- What can I do when I'm having trouble?
What to expect at your appointment:
- You will work with a certified asthma educator to find out what works best for you.
- Your first appointment will take up to 90 minutes.
- Your follow up appointments will be 30-60 minutes and will take place every six months.
- If you are able, a breathing test will be done to see how your asthma is doing.
- You will learn things that you can do to help your asthma
and how to make your medications best work for you.
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