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

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mixed

The main benefits are that they are strong antiinflammatories and can decrease the risk of asthma exacerbations substantially.
In high doses they can increase skin bruising, cause cataracts and may affect bone density/strength increasing the risk of fractures.

In brief: Mixed

The main benefits are that they are strong antiinflammatories and can decrease the risk of asthma exacerbations substantially.
In high doses they can increase skin bruising, cause cataracts and may affect bone density/strength increasing the risk of fractures.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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