Study — #Steroid #Inhalers May Not Work Any Better Than A Placebo For People With Mild Asthma; #Health #Medicine

Studies such as this should be taken as informational tidbit only. What works for some may not work for you. Always speak with your family Doctor on finding the best treatment for your health issues.

I for one was asthmatic in early teen years. I tried all sorts of medicine to manage it took no avail. In my late teenage years I entered bodybuilding and strength training to gain weight and improve my posture. As an added benefit, and totally unexpected, my asthma went away and never came back. Once every few years I mistake the wheezing sound of my breathing with asthma, but later it turns out to be seasonal flu. I still exercise regularly. Perhaps instead of going directly to the pharmacy to alleviate symptoms, maybe try switching to a healthier lifestyle… with guidance from your family doctor.

(NPR) — Many people with asthma use a low-dose steroid inhaler daily to prevent symptoms.

A new study suggests steroid inhalers may not work any better than a placebo for people with mild asthma.

Many of the 26 million Americans with asthma use a low-dose steroid inhaler daily to prevent symptoms. But a recent study raises questions about this strategy for people with mild, persistent asthma.

Synthetic corticosteroids mimic the steroid hormone cortisol, reducing inflammation in the airways. But the drug targets a type of inflammation that may be found in far fewer patients than previously thought, research in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine finds. Among patients age 12 and older in the study who had mild, persistent asthma, more than half did just as well, or better, on a placebo as they did on a steroid inhaler.

Source: NPR, full story


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