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  • By sallyw

    I have been reading about supplements that may help to reduce inflammation in the body, which might be beneficial and help to manage my asthma. Has anyone tried fish oil supplements and did they seem to have a positive effect? What about any herbal supplements or essential oils? According to my latest pulmonary function test, the level of inflammation in my lungs is quite high and if I can do anything that might help (besides taking my prescribed medicines, of course) I am willing to try it.

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

    Hi sallyw and welcome.
    While you may get replies from our community regarding their personal experiences, I thought these articles might be helpful for you to read in view of the concerns you expressed.
    First, this one on the use of fish oil: https://asthma.net/living/fish-oil/
    Next you may want to check out any of these articles on herbal remedies, alternative therapies, and natural remedies: https://asthma.net/?s=herbal+remedies&submit=Go
    Please check back with us and let us know how you’re doing.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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