Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Inhaled steroids may increase risk of osteoporosis
 

Inhaled steroids may increase risk of osteoporosis

Researchers claim that long term use of inhaled steroids (Advair, Aerobid, Azmacort, Flovent, Pulmicort) to treat asthma and emphysema may cause osteoporosis. Three years of inhaled steroid use by emphysema patients caused a noticeable bone loss. Women's bones were more affected by inhaled steroids than those of men. Researchers don't know if bone loss would continue after three years but advise the bone-building medication might be a good idea.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by WebMD Medical News

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Inhaled steroids may increase risk of osteoporosis

Date: 15 December 2004

Source: WebMD Medical News

Author: Kelli Miller Stacy

URL: http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/98/104821.htm?pagenumber=2

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Long term NSAID use linked to serious gastrointestinal problems
  • Long term use of heartburn drugs increase risk of respiratory diseases
  • Long-term effects anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS being studied
  • Long-term effects of artificial sweetener consumption still unknown
  • Long-term offspring health may be affected by mother's diet during pregnancy
  • Lorry driver suffering from blackouts kills family after being given all clear by GP
  • Loss of limbs from artery disease
  • Loss of right eye earns teenager 2.2 million
  • Lou Gerhig's disease or Lyme disease?
  • Low birth weight linked to range of adult deficits
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise