Common asthma steroids linked to side effects in adrenal glands

April 23, 2015 6:21 PM

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(Reuters Health) - After stopping steroids commonly prescribed for asthma and allergies, a significant number of people may experience signs of malfunctioning in the adrenal glands, a European study finds.

So-called adrenal insufficiency can be dangerous, especially if the person’s body has to cope with a stress like surgery, injury or a serious illness, the study authors say.

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