In many lung conditions, the airways within the lungs become inflamed
(swollen). This can lead to shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.
Corticosteroids are medicines that decrease the body's inflammatory
response, which is often triggered by an infection or chronic disease (such as
asthma). A decrease in inflammation may decrease
symptoms, such as shortness of breath.
Recommended Related to Lung Disease/Respiratory Problems
It is possible that the main title of the report Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Corticosteroids given by mouth or given through a vein (intravenous)
have many potential side effects if used for long periods of time (usually
longer than 10 days). Side effects occur less often and are less severe when
inhaled forms of corticosteroids are used.
Potential side effects of long-term use of corticosteroids