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
Screening tests have risks.
Decisions about screening tests can be difficult. Not all screening tests are helpful and most have risks. Before having any screening test, you may want to discuss the test with your doctor. It is important to know the risks of the test and whether it has been proven to reduce the risk of dying from cancer.
The risks of neuroblastoma screening include the following:
Neuroblastoma may be overdiagnosed.
When a screening test result leads to the diagnosis and treatment...
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