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My daughter was diagnosed with eosinophilic pneumonia she is currently on 15 mg of prednisone. I am concerned about the long term effects of the prednisone and if there is another med she can use instead of. she was diagnosed when she was 16 she is

My daughter was diagnosed  with 
eosinophilic pneumonia she is currently on 15 mg of prednisone.   I am concerned about the long term effects of the prednisone and if there is another med  she can use instead of.  she was diagnosed when she was 16 she is

Pneumonia: This is an excellent question. You are correct regarding the potential side effects of long term prednisone usage. Fortunately, many side effects of short term prednisone dosing are temporary and reversible. Your doctor should be judicious in minimizing the use of prednisone - as always, there is a risk/benefit relationship. Ask your pulmonologist about alternative therapies :) ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of a repaired pda?

What are the long term effects of a repaired pda?

Pda repair: If repaired during early childhood, should have no consequences. Repaired late, there may be underlying pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of lipator?

What are long term effects of lipator?

< cholesterol and...: Reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and death. Can cause some muscle pains which is usually mild. Rarely Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause liver abnormality which is reversible when medication stopped. A few notice a mild decrease in mental awareness ( mild cognitive dysfunction). Wide spread inflammation of muscle is extremely rare and I have not seen it. Claims that it causes cancer not true. ...Read more

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Are there long term effects of carnitine?

Are there long term effects of carnitine?

Not so much: Probably if you continue taking very large doses for a very long time. But it is relatively safe. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of pectus?

What are the long term effects of pectus?

Little lung damage: Pectus looks like it should cause a lot of problems for the lungs, but there is a much greater cosmetic problem than lung problem. Lung function tests are usually normal or very close to normal in patients considering repair of even severe pectus. If the chest deformity is part of a syndrome (or more extensive than just pectus), then under-development of the lung may also be part of the syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of bulimia?

What are the long term effects of bulimia?

Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, swollen salivary glands, tooth decay, hormonal disruption, and more. Depression often accompanies this condition. The good news: it can be treated. For a more inclusive run-down: http://tinyurl.Com/mm5s4m5 and http://tinyurl.Com/34sc4p. ...Read more

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What long term effects does a stroke have?

What long term effects does a stroke have?

It depends: Your question can not be answered without knowing what your neurological examination is now and what t was when you had the stroke. It is also essential to know what your studies (mri, ct, eeg) showed. The best person to answer this question is your neurologist. Don't hesitate to discuss your concerns with the specialist or your primary physician.. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of colitis?

What are the long term effects of colitis?

Colitis: Judging by your medication, I presume you mean ulcerative colitis. The long-term effects of UC are varied. Some have very little disease long term, and others have long-term diarrhea, bleeding, or pain. If the inflammation is not controlled over a long period, there can be an increased risk of colon cancer, in addition. Long-term follow-up with your doctor is important. Good luck. ...Read more