In a study of asthmatic children 5-12 years of age, those treated with budesonide administered via a dry powder inhaler 200 mcg twice daily (n=311) had a -centimeter ( inch) reduction in growth compared with those receiving placebo (n=418) at the end of one year; the difference between these two treatment groups did not increase further over three years of additional treatment. By the end of four years, children treated with budesonide dry powder inhaler and children treated with placebo had similar growth velocities. Conclusions drawn from this study may be confounded by the unequal use of corticosteroids in the treatment groups and inclusion of data from patients attaining puberty during the course of the study.
This seems to be a problem in older drinkers... Don't know why, but I experienced the same thing myself. Detoxed only twice in my life. Once in my early 30s and again in my mid 50s. First time, had no trouble with the detox, or the relapse several months later. Second time, experienced rebound inflammation and an increase in symptoms for several months. Liver enzymes went higher after I quit drinking than they were when I was drinking and liver burned like fire for quite a while. Thought I was dying, but I wasn't... All came well in the end and I've got clean labs and ultrasound now.
Oral corticosteroids are also sometimes prescribed, either alone or in combination with nasal sprays. However, oral corticosteroids cause severe side effects, including a bigger appetite, weight gain, upset stomach, headache, mood changes, and difficulty sleeping. In addition, long-term use of oral corticosteroids has its own list of side effects such as elevation of cholesterol levels, brittle bones, thinning of the skin, fat deposits in the face and back, and cataracts. For this reason, oral corticosteroids are usually only taken for a few weeks at most.