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Steroid-dependant asthma

Steroid-dependant asthma: Introduction

Steroid-dependant asthma: Steroid-dependant asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that can be managed only through regular use of oral steroids. Excessive use of steroids can lead to side effects so other therapies are often advised e.g. immunoglobulin therapy. The severity of symptoms is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Steroid-dependant asthma is available below.

Steroid-dependant asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but avoiding triggers will prevent symptoms developing. Symptoms may be managed through steroid-based asthma medications but other treatment methods such as immunoglobulin therapy may reduce the need for steroids and hence reduce the risk of side effects. Unproven alternative therapies that some people utilize to alleviate symptoms includes: ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Steroid-dependant asthma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Steroid-dependant asthma?

Steroid-dependant asthma: Complications

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Causes of Steroid-dependant asthma

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Steroid-dependant asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Steroid-dependant asthma

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Steroid-dependant asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Steroid-dependant asthma

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Steroid-dependant asthma: Rare Types

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Steroid-dependant asthma: Animations

Prognosis for Steroid-dependant asthma

Prognosis for Steroid-dependant asthma: The prognosis varies depending on how well exposure to triggers can be controlled and whether other asthma preventative measures are utilized e.g. preventative medications. Prognosis is also affected by the severity of the individual patient's symptoms.

Steroid-dependant asthma: Broader Related Topics

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