Also, when given in very large doses (many puffs from a high-concentration steroid inhaler), the amount of steroid medicine that spills over into the bloodstream can become significant. Although the effect is small, like a very small dose of prednisone, over the years this small effect can potentially add up to serious harmful effects. High doses of inhaled steroids taken for a long time can probably predispose to cataracts, glaucoma, and thinning of the skin and bones. As a result, your doctor will probably only have you take high doses of inhaled steroids as a means to avoid steroid tablets. And he/she will constantly work with you to attempt to reduce the dose of inhaled steroids to a more conventional and safer range.
Steroid inhalers suppress the innate immune response The body's first line of defense against intracellular and other pathogens. According to the Marshall Pathogenesis the innate immune system becomes disabled as patients develop chronic disease. , reduce immunopathology A temporary increase in disease symptoms experienced by Marshall Protocol patients that results from the release of cytokines and endotoxins as disease-causing bacteria are killed. , and delay progress for Marshall Protocol A curative medical treatment for chronic inflammatory disease. Based on the Marshall Pathogenesis. (MP) patients. For patients with obstructive lung diseases such asthma , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and sarcoidosis , a bronchiodilator inhaler is superior choice.