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Common asthma steroids linked to side effects in adrenal glands


By Alanna McCatty

May 4, 2015

After stopping steroids commonly prescribed for asthma and allergies (corticosteroids), a significant number of people may experience signs of malfunctioning in the adrenal glands, a European study finds. Researchers found the risk of adrenal insufficiency was highest when corticosteroids were taken orally or injected, and lower with inhaled, nasal or topical treatment. Via Reuters. Posted April 23, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is a recent graduate of Pace University with a degree in communications. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs.

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