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Could my asthma med. Be making me gain weight?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oral steroids

If your asthma is uncontrolled and you need frequent courses of oral steroids, they will make you gain weight.
Generally inhaled steroids at low to medium doses have a minimal systemic absorption and do not affect the weight. High dose inhaled steroids taken chronically may.

In brief: Oral steroids

If your asthma is uncontrolled and you need frequent courses of oral steroids, they will make you gain weight.
Generally inhaled steroids at low to medium doses have a minimal systemic absorption and do not affect the weight. High dose inhaled steroids taken chronically may.
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