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Osteoporosis and Asthma

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile. With decreased strength, bones have an increased tendency to break or fracture. Since asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung, continuous use of anti-inflammatory medications is important for most patients with asthma. Cortisone-like medications, called glucocorticosteroids, are the most potent anti-inflammatory medications to treat asthma. There are two types of glucocorticosteroids: oral or systemic, and inhaled or topical. Long-term use of oral glucocorticosteroids, such as the pill prednisone, has been associated with adverse effects, including osteoporosis.

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