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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Productive life: Properly managed asthma and or allergies can provide a patient with access to a normal life, full participation in most physical endeavors and professions enjoyed by unaffected persons.Lack of proper use leads to inconsistent control, the need for excessive rescue or anti-inflammatory medications (steroids) that can lead to hospitalizations or significant side effects. ...Read more
Asthma specialist: would help you better, can't help you online, you need to be well evaluated before starting any treatment, it isn't one treatment that fits all, every patient is different, good luck ...Read more
Prednisone copd: Prednisone if used short term for acute exacerbations of COPD does not have too many harmful effects except it raises blood sugar and can cause gastritis and sometime bleeding from stomach.But long term use of predniosone can caue osteporosis, supresson of adrenals, weight gain, cushing syndrome, gastric bleeding and ulcer.Albuterol is short acting and safe, too much can cause low level of pattasium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more
Inflammation...: Asthma leads to bronchospasm and inflammation so patients with asthma experience shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc. Asthmatics have exacerbations and between episodes they are often symptom free. Meds are given to decrease sxs and allow for longer symptom-free intervals and some asthmatics can go for months or even years between exacerbations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advair: Advair is a combined long-acting bronchial dilator and a steroid. When used alone, the former has been implicated in adverse side-effect on the heart. Fortunately, that does not happen when combined with the steroid. Its chronic use can cause mild growth stunting of about an inch during a child's growing years. Advair is an excellent inhalation medicine for the control of asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides overdosing..: Albuterol can relieve symptoms, but will not do anything to treat the underlying condition. Anyone taking it frequently may be masking a serious underlying condition that needs treatment with "controller" type medications. Although frequent use may not lead to "overdosing, " the delay in appropriate treatment is dangerous & can sometimes prove fatal (due to progression of the underlying asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADVAIR DISKUS: Combination of inhaled corticosteroid and salmeterol, along acting beta2-agonist are used in asthma and copd.Possible se may increase death from asthma patients. COPD has increase risk of pneumonia. Other se are allergic reactions, increase bp, tremor, glaucoma and cataracts, slow grouth in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1.What are the benefits and risks of valium
2. What are the benefits of using Valium over other alternatives?
Depends on duration: Prednisone is a type of steroid used to treat a diverse number of conditions. When used for short courses (up to a few weeks) for conditions such as croup, asthma, and allergic reactions, it is very safe except for stomach upset and possible behavior changes. Used long term (months) for things like rheumatologic conditions can cause diabetes, osteoporosis, fat gain, and increased infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All pros: Vaporizing marijuana releases the medicinally active cannabinoids without burning the plant releasing toxic byproducts of combustion that can be respiratory irritants. Basically there are many pros and no significant cons, though some people don't find it as satisfying at first. See http://www.Canorml.Org/health/vaporizers and http://www.Recoverytoday.Net/articles/457-marijuana-vaporization. ...Read more
Sulfasalzine ok, but: I use sulfasalzine 5500mg-dr as one of my first line drugs. Anabolic steroids if administered orally are quite dangerous. If low testosterone exists in either sex, it should be repleated. Of note is the fact that in this female dominant disease, many men are hypogonadal. There are no specific protocols for using anabolics (which one) with ra. However, there are protocals for treating low-t. ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking nasal spray contain corticosteriods because i have allergy for life long?
Nosebleeds: are the most common although less than 1% incidence if used properly (aiming spray towards the outside direction instead of the center). The safety record for long term use has been quite good otherwise. ...Read more
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