The aim of this article is to bring less well recognised adverse effects of inhaled corticosteroids to the attention of prescribers. Whilst inhaled steroids have a more favourable side effect profile than systemic steroids, they are not free from adverse effects. The dose of inhaled steroids used should be carefully monitored, and kept at the lowest dose necessary to maintain adequate control of the patient’s disease process. Be particularly aware of the cumulative effect of co-prescribing various dose forms of corticosteroids (inhaled, intranasal, oral and topical preparations).
Long before the modern marvels of decongestants and steroids, people understood the simple premise that fortifying the body meant cleansing the body. Neti pots, the squat, teapot-like devices used to flush out one’s sinuses, are the world’s oldest form of nasal irrigation and have been a part of the Indian Ayurvedic yoga tradition for thousands of years. Still, the homeopathic remedy is not impervious to the wisdom of medical science. Here are three common dangers of using a neti pot that, while clear and present, are equally avoidable.
If you do not know what you are doing (. you used steroids with the most side effects, you abused the dosage, etc) then not only will you get bad side effects during the period of use, but you also will also get worst side effects after the use. Again, the degree of side effects is directly proportional to the dosage and type of the steroid and also dependent of the genetic propensity of the subject to get such side effects. Therefore, it would be impossible for me or anyone else to exactly predict what kind of side effects a user might encounter during a period of use. However, one thing is for certain. If you abused the drugs by using super high dosages and for very long periods of time, you may never be able to re-establish natural testosterone production, so you will then need to get with an endocrinologist and possibly stay on low dose testosterone therapy for life.