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Are all steroids for asthma ever fattening?

Are all steroids for asthma ever fattening?

Sometimes: Frequent oral steroids can cause weight gain but the inhaled steroids rarely cause any side effects if used correctly. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What would be the effects of using steroids to assist with asthma?

What would be the effects of using steroids to assist with asthma?

Steroid side effects: Unfortunately while the antiinflammatory properties of steroids can be helpful in asthma the effects systemically are pretty negative: weight gain, glucose intolerance/insulin resistance, thinning of bones, mood disturbances, sexual dysfunction and others. ...Read more

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What is a detox for asthma steroids?

What is a detox for asthma steroids?

Careful: Very important - do you mean steroids by mouth (or injection)? Or simply by spray inhaler (MDI). Very different. When taking oral steroids such as prednisone/prednisolone/methylprednisolone for prolonged periods (more than a few days), cautious slow reduction of dose is required to avoid a (potentially) life threatening adverse reaction. Inhaled steroids far safer; pts vary dose via action plans. ...Read more

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Is a steroid shot for asthma painful?

Is a steroid shot for asthma painful?

Depends: On your pain threshold. Some people have no problems whereas others faint at the sight of a needle. However, most steroids for asthma can be given orally too. ...Read more

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What are some detoxes for asthma steroids?

What are some detoxes for asthma steroids?

Can't improve nature: Since steroids are just look-a-likes of naturally made hormone cortisol, a healthy liver is the best and highly evolved detoxing agent. In fact, slow withdrawal is often required b/c liver detoxes steroids too fast. Side effects are from super high medicinal doses attaching to steroid receptors on every cell in the body bringing it directly to the nucleus, flipping DNA into overdrive days to weeks ...Read more

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When should I use inhaled steroids used for asthma?

When should I use inhaled steroids used for asthma?

"rules of 2": If you use a rescue inhaler like albuterol more than twice per week, wake at night with asthma symptoms more than twice per month, or refill albuterol more than twice per year, then you may need inhaled steroids to help control your asthma. A breathing test performed by an allergist or pulmonologist can be helpful in deciding whether inhaled steroids should be used as well. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would asthma steroids make me gain weight?

Hi docs, would asthma steroids make me gain weight?

Depends: If you mean the inhaler steroids, it is not likely since most of the drug does not get into your system. On the other hand, oral tablets or liquid can cause this problem. It will depend on how much and for how long. Talk it over with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which oral steroids work for asthma?

Reduce inflammation: Steroids act as an anti inflammatory agent. When taken orally, they ultimately reach the lung and reduce the inflammatory process that results in bronchial constriction. Inhaled steroids are preferred in that they predominantly work in the lung and spare the rest of the body. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of inhaled steroids for asthma?

Few drawbacks: Inhaled corticosteroids (ic) are an amazing gift for persistent asthma patients reducing asthma episodes, hospitalization & deaths & improving lung function & quality of life. High doses are infrequently associated with bone calcium loss & slower growth in kids. Moderate doses are not & work as well as higher doses. Ic reduces the need for oral Prednisone a drug with many more adverse effects. ...Read more

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Anyone using prescribed advair for extreme asthma, instead of oral steroids?

Advair...: Advair is a combination long-term bronchodilator and steroid inhaler. It can be used instead of systemic steroids, thus avoiding many of the side effects of systemic steroids. Follow your doctor's instructions and seek help immediately if you have an acute exacerbation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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