Live Well With Asthma
Could Natural Remedies Help My Asthma?
Here are some common natural remedies that people may have questions about.
Oxygen is a crucial component for metabolizing the molecules that make up food. Different foods require different amounts of oxygen to be broken down into energy we can use. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is generated as a waste product and then is exhaled. Carbohydrates use more oxygen and generate more CO2 while fats produce less CO2 for the amount of oxygen used. That means if you have a carb-heavy diet, your body may need more oxygen to metabolize those carbs, which means your lungs may have to work harder to keep up.
What’s Right for Me?
If you’re thinking about exploring natural remedies, the first step is to talk to your doctor. Be sure to tell them about all your symptoms and your concerns. Together, you can find management strategies that work for you.
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https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/tips-asthma-and-complementary-health-practices. Accessed August 20, 2020.