Chris, Great Yarmouth asked:
Why are steroid inhalers bad for bones?
We put this to Dr Ken Poole...
Ken - Yes. The steroids are one of the classic “bad for bone” drugs. It’s normally steroid tablets that are worse than the inhalers, but there is a smaller effect of the inhalers. It's important that if someone is on a steroid inhaler like that, that they do all the lifestyle things like the diet and the exercise, and nutrition to ensure that they get the most out of their bones.