What are Corticosteroids?

The function of corticosteroids is to reduce inflammation in the bronchi. Corticosteroids are identical to (or simulate the actions of) natural steroid hormones. These synthetic steroids are generally far more powerful than the natural hormones hydrocortisone and corticosterone.

Examples of corticosteroids include methylprednisolone, prednisolone, beclomethasone and triamcinolone.

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One Response to What are Corticosteroids?

  1. Megan Daly says:

    From everything I’ve read and from anecdotal accounts, corticosteroids can become less effective with use and require ever-increasing dosages to be effective. Good for pharmaceutical companies, but NOT GOOD for asthma patients, especially children. Learn to breathe right and reduce dependence on medications quickly. The Buteyko Breathing Method uses no drugs, has no side effects, can be easily learned by even children as young as 3-4. With corrrect, consistent application, health improves and use of drugs decreases. It really works!

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