ICSs play an important role in the management of chronic asthma. Studies have shown that if used regularly, the ICSs reduce the frequency of the symptoms, reduce the need for rescue inhalers, reduce the risk
of serious complications, lower the rate of hospital admissions,
and improve the quality of life overall.
A common side effect is the development of an oral fungal infection called thrush. The risk of this can be reduced by using a spacer with an MDI, and rinsing your mouth immediately after the medication has been administered. ICSs have less systemic side effects compared with the oral steroids due to the fact that the medication is delivered to the lungs with only minimal absorption into the bloodstream. However, some studies have shown significant bone loss in patients using high doses of ICS.
Commonly prescribed ICSs
Beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril, Becloforte, Qvar)
There are no surgical treatments that can control asthma symptoms, but for patients who suffer from both sinus disease that requires surgery and asthma, I have found that these pat
Asthma related to allergies and CAID can be controlled, and often prevented, through avoidance and education. If you can recognize your triggers, as well as your trigger symptoms,
Children usually experience complete remission from asthma more frequently than adults do. Between 30 and 70 percent of children who develop asthma either improve or are totally as
Women with asthma used to be discouraged from becoming pregnant, but advances in medication have made pregnancy extremely possible. Yet like all other aspects of pregnancy, it can
During an acute attack, it is necessary to administer oxygen continuously until the flare-up is completely over. As described earlier, during an asthma flare-up, your oxygen levels
Steroids in an oral or intravenous form are used to treat a range of asthma attacks. Their role is to reduce the inflammation of the bronchial tube’s lining, thus reducing the ac