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home:diseases:asthma [10.19.2018]
sallieq [Notes and comments]
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-  * **corticosteroids** – There are no studies which show that glucocoritcoids (corticosteroids) improve long-term prognosis in the treatment of illness. Van den Bosch and Grutters write(({{pubmed>​long:​16946094}})),​ "​Remarkably,​ despite over 50 years of use, there is no proof of long-term (survival) benefit from corticosteroid treatment."​ For even short periods of time, steroid use can become genuinely addictive. Research shows that any kind of short-term symptomatic improvement from corticosteroid use does not last, and that over the longer term, use of the drugs entales a litany of side effects. For their own safety, patients on the MP must [[home:​othertreatments:​corticosteroids:​weaningoffsteroids|wean off]] of them as opposed to discontinuing them outright.+  * **corticosteroids** – There are no studies which show that glucocoritcoids (corticosteroids) improve long-term prognosis in the treatment of illness. Van den Bosch and Grutters write(({{pubmed>​long:​16946094}})),​ "​Remarkably,​ despite over 50 years of use, there is no proof of long-term (survival) benefit from corticosteroid treatment."​ For even short periods of time, steroid use can become genuinely addictive. Research shows that any kind of short-term symptomatic improvement from corticosteroid use does not last, and that over the longer term, use of the drugs entales a litany of side effects. For their own safety, patients on the MP must [[home:​othertreatments:​corticosteroids:​weaningoffsteroids|wean off]] them as opposed to discontinuing them outright.
   * **[[home:​othertreatments:​steroid_inhalers|inhalers,​ steroid]]** – Steroid inhalers suppress the innate immune response and delay progress on the MP. MP patients taking steroid inhalers should work with their physicians to switch drugs such as a [[home:​othertreatments:​bronchodilator_inhalers|bronchiodilator inhaler]].   * **[[home:​othertreatments:​steroid_inhalers|inhalers,​ steroid]]** – Steroid inhalers suppress the innate immune response and delay progress on the MP. MP patients taking steroid inhalers should work with their physicians to switch drugs such as a [[home:​othertreatments:​bronchodilator_inhalers|bronchiodilator inhaler]].
  
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