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A 52-year-old female asked:

Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Steroids: People with chronic asthma or COPD if they need steroid should not be withheld as it is lifesaving. We do have to protect the bones as we want to avoid most of all spinal fractures. We can give certain things like calcitonin or bisphosphonates if needed. Your doctor and you can make that decision when you discuss your problem.

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