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When is the best time for me to initiate therapy with inhaled steroids?

When is the best time for me to initiate therapy with inhaled steroids?

Understanding asthma: Be sure you know you have asthma and what your specific symptoms are. Asthma is not always audible wheezing or tightness in the chest. A plain cough can be an asthma equivalent. Asthma is not just from an allergic stimulus but can also be from physical elements such as cold and velocity of air over the airway.Steroids do not work as well in physical asthma triggers. Consult your md to clarify. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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But i heard that inhaled steroids for asthma treatment have dangerous side effect to overall health.

But i heard that inhaled steroids for asthma treatment have dangerous side effect to overall health.

Not necessarily : Thouhg taking steroid orally or by injection can have long term effects, inhaled steroids allow very little steroid absorption into the blood stream. The most common side effects of inhaled steroids are fungal infections in the mouth/throat (rinse your mouth after every treatment) or maybe a bronchospams if you use a powder inhalation. Talk it over with your physician or pharmacist. ...Read more

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I gained quite a bit of weight after long-term steroid therapy, then told i won't be able to lose it. Is that true? I've tried everything!

Not true: You can lose it but it will take disciple and motivation. Do low impact aerobics if possible. Dieting is essential. Minimize carbs (no bread, pasta, cheese, sodas of any kind, cheese, sweets), control portion size. No snacking or fast foods. ...Read more

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In steroid therapy why there is ( neutrophilia ) ?!

In steroid therapy why there is ( neutrophilia ) ?!

Steroids: Cause a demargination of neutrophils. That is to say a mobilization of neuts from tissue to circulation and release from vessel surface to "swim". ...Read more

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What is steroid therapy and which patients can be provided this therapy.

Antiinflammatory: Used in many medical conditions: severe asthma or rhematologic conditions, severe inflammatory conditions, etc.- Too complex to list all medical conditions. ...Read more

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Will steroid therapy help a person with acute interstitial pneumonitis?

We don't know. : Aip, or haymann-rich syndrome, is a usually severe inflammatory disease of the lungs. It is somewhat rare and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Fungal infections, strange bacteria, and aids-related infections must be ruled out prior to this diagnosis. It can be a rapid and severe disease, requiring pts to be in icu. Steroids at high doses are a recommended tx, but there is little evidence. ...Read more

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I have a sharb pain in my left shoulder for 3 month i got steroids , therapy

I have a sharb pain in my left shoulder for 3 month i got steroids , therapy

Further eval: If you are still having pain following a course of therapy and steroids the next step likely includes further imaging with an ultrasound or MRI to assess your rotator cuff, bicep or other potential source of your pain. A formal examination by an orthopedic specialist would be a good start. ...Read more

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21year with ED problems because of steroid pills first time how fast testosterone therapy could bring me to normal be specific please weeks or months?

21year with ED problems because of steroid pills first time how fast testosterone therapy could bring me to normal be specific please weeks or months?

Not testosterone: Your question indicates a lack of understanding of how your body works. At age 21, it is very unlikely that you have ed as a result of low testosterone. If you have been taking anabolic steroids, that will stop your own body from making testosterone. Taking testosterone currently will only prolong the problem. You have to allow your body to recover naturally from the steroid effects over months. ...Read more

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I have some pretty severe lung disorders and am prescribed steroids quite often. I've noticed over the last year that while on steroid therapy, i have?

I have some pretty severe lung disorders and am prescribed steroids quite often. I've noticed over the last year that while on steroid therapy, i have?

Get answers: Find a physician who will talk with you about your condition, choices and medications. Take time to find answers. Steroids, thankfully, are effective - but they have strange and possibly serious side effects. Don't give up on finding guidance. Psychotherapy with a health psychologist might help too. ...Read more