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Old 06-15-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Okay, I had to take a PFT today *a breathing test to tell if you have asthma or lung problems*. I'm trying to get into the Army and I told them I was diagnosed with asthma when I was little but that it hasn't bothered me since. The test showed that I do have it and now I need to go to a specialist. I quit smoking right then and there because this is really important to me. What I want to know, is there any kind of exercise or diet that can improve your lung capacity or anything? I know you can't just get rid of asthma, but there has to be something to make it easier to deal with. Like I said, it hasn't bothered me since I was little, but they did make me do 75 jumping jacks and redo the test, so I'm wondering that if I work out more often or something that it can help me deal with it and convince them that I'm qualified for the Army. Someone please help me figure this out. Thanks a lot!

 
Old 06-15-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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Re: Question regarding asthma...

well here I go again, my friend Bruno at my health food store has asthma and, his doctor told him to stay away from lots of gluten..so thats what he does and, feels better..But, when he orders take out, then he gets an asthma attack..I just saw him yesterday, and, he talked to me about it again..he really likes the way I eat because I eat everything home made..everyday hehe..anyways maybe that can be an example for you, bye

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Old 06-15-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Re: Question regarding asthma...

Have you ever had an allergy test regarding different foods? Change of climate? SOmetimes onset doesn't occur until adulthood in some people. Could be gluten..or maybe dairy,or...many other factors.

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Old 06-15-2005, 02:04 PM   #4
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Well, I'm not sure if they're worried about me having an attack or anything. I haven't had an actual asthma attack since I was 12 so that's not the problem. I just want to do something to prove that my lungs are good enough for me to join. I read somewhere that eating an apple a day will help keep your lungs healthy, so I'm going to the grocery store tonight. Other than that, I don't know of anything. What exactly is gluten?

 
Old 06-15-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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Re: Question regarding asthma...

Gluten is an ingredient in bread products. I think its the same as yeast, but I'm not sure. I have adult onset asthma and take several things for mine. I make sure I have a good multivitamin and lots of vitamin c. You are right about the apples, I can feel the results almost immediately. Try to eat one a day. Of course lots of fruit and vegetables. Slow down on the dairy and carbs and breads. Really just a good healthy diet. I also take a supplement called Codyceps Sinsesis. It is from a mushroom and is great for physical stamina and has also shown to improve lung function. But you still need to be on medication. I take a daily preventative that helps with inflammation. It's called Advair and I don't need my rescue inhaler as much.

 
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Re: Question regarding asthma...

Gluten is a Protien found in wheat..it is a sticky gluey thingy to make bread hold together and, blow up..it is very elastic aswell..not to good for the health tho..anyhow it is also added as an additive to just about everything else you look at when you are grocery shopping all the junk food you'r looking at, contains gluten..unless you take Jam or apple sauce..ya know, easy stuff like that.. .. jessicca is starting to know

 
Old 06-15-2005, 05:31 PM   #7
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Okay, so gluten is bad? I ate an apple today and walked 2 miles over to my mom's house. I'm going to walk another 2 miles tomorrow morning. I'm hoping more exercising will help my lungs out. I'm craving a cigarette but I've gone 24 hours without one now *yay*. The only bad thing is that I go to the doctor tomorrow to take another PFT so I'm not getting much time to make the situation better. I'm hoping for the best though. I want more than anything to go into the military. Anyway, thanks so much for the help guys. You've been awesome!

 
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