Why are steroid inhalers bad for bones?

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Why are steroid inhalers bad for bones?
« on: 01/03/2011 17:34:28 »
Why are steroid inhalers bad for bones?
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Why are steroid inhalers bad for bones?
« Reply #1 on: 01/03/2011 17:34:28 »
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.
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