For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a significant, life-threatening condition. Asthma cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be controlled with medications and current therapies, including IV therapy.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a complex condition in which the airways obstruct (narrow and swell), which often causes difficulty breathing. Symptoms vary from person to person and include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Wheezing when exhaling
  • Coughing
  • Trouble sleeping

Symptoms can affect people at certain times or all the time. Certain lifestyle, health, and extraneous factors may cause asthma to flare up and make it harder for the sufferer to breathe:

  • Allergies, triggered by airborne debris (such as pollen, mold, pet dander, etc.)
  • Exercise, which may get worse in cold, dry environments
  • Poor air quality and pollutants, triggered by occupational irritants (including gases, dust, or chemical fumes)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Strong emotions or stress

BioClassic Infusion Therapy for Asthma

Vitality’s BioClassic infusion is a medical-grade blend of magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C, and other minerals that provide energy, restore homeostasis and maintain health and vitality. Here are some reasons that this blend of vitamins and minerals are ideal for patients with asthma:

Magnesium Sulfate

Because people who have asthma often have lower magnesium levels, careful supplementation may help relieve some symptoms (such as shortness of breath). Magnesium sulfate relaxes bronchial muscles and expands airways, allowing more air to flow in and out of the lungs. This potent mineral can also calm inflamed airways and block chemicals that cause muscle spasms.

B Vitamins

Research based on the correlation between B-vitamins and asthma is limited, but here are some evidence-based findings:

  • Choline: This B vitamin may reduce the severity and frequency of asthma attacks by modulating immune inflammation and suppressing oxidative stress.
  • Selenium: When combined with vitamin C, this B vitamin may help treat allergic airways disease.

Research-Based Studies

Nutrient therapy for asthma began in the late 1980s as a treatment for acute asthma. Since then, many studies have been published praising magnesium sulfate-based intravenous treatment.

Long-and Short-term IV Treatment

Dr. Welman A. Sharader, the director of the Santa Fe Center for Allergy and Environmental Medicine, studied both the long- and short-term treatment of acute and chronic asthma with intravenous nutrients. Here’s what he discovered:

  • The overall average improvement was 45%.
  • After almost six months, patients improved 57%, on average.
  • Patients with longer-term therapy and multiple infusions for chronic asthma had an overall improvement of 95% after about a year.

Acute Asthma Exacerbations and IV Treatment

In 2019, American Family Physician published an article based on the effectiveness of IV magnesium sulfate for acute asthma exacerbations (asthma attack). Patients who did not respond to the first-line therapy (bronchodilators and corticosteroids) were given magnesium sulfate as a second-line of defense. In adults, magnesium sulfate IVs reduced hospital admissions by 25%. Remarkably, magnesium sulfate therapy reduced hospital admissions by 68% for children. IV magnesium sulfate may lessen hospitalization for asthma attacks in both adults and children.

Is IV Therapy a part of your asthma action plan?

Vitality IV offers intravenous treatment for patients in New England who suffer from acute or chronic asthma. If you or your child suffer from asthma, IV drips can help alleviate asthmatic symptoms. Give us a call at (401) 443-4007 to schedule your initial consultation.

 

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