Steroids are supposed to have miraculous impacts in the lives of patients; however, they might lead to several possible effects. According to the latest researches conducted in Washington on the kids who are using asthma inhalers reveal that heights of children are affected by using this steroid. Kids who inhale the steroids for asthma are shorter when they grow up as compared to the kids who are not using these steroids. Statistics of the research showed the difference of half an inch among the children who were users of asthma drugs and those who were not the users. This was the first experiment which is meant to follow the asthma patients who were children to their adulthood.
The study was directed at more than 1000 children belonging to the age segment of 5 to 12 and they were divided on the basis of asthma levels. Children having mild asthma were grouped together. On the other hand, kids with moderate asthma were placed into another group. First group received Budesonide twice on the daily basis and they usually inhaled Corticosteroid for the treatment of their disease. The second group received Nedocromil while the inhalers they were using were not composed of steroids. The third group, on the other hand received placebo.
The results indicated considerable difference among their height at adulthood. Average height was almost 1.2 cm. The first group receiving steroids was almost 1.2 cm shorter than the third group. Therefore, it can be concluded that the patients who receive steroid based drugs and inhalers are shorter in their heights as compared to the normal individuals. For effective medication, it is important for the people and doctors to analyze the composition of medicine so that their results so that their effects could be analyzed beforehand. The kids who are subjected to steroid based inhalers are shorter as compared to those who are not using any drug. Placebo child grow normally, so as the ones who were getting medications without steroids. The difference between the heights of asthma inhalers and placebo children indicates the impact of medicine on the heights of children.