OP, go and get yourself properly educated about your condition.
Is there an asthma nurse at your GP practice?
Can you have a good read of some national asthma websites?
You sound dangerously ill-informed about what the meds actually do.
Preventer = inhaled steroid. Is absorbed into the systemic bloodstream in minute quantities so will not have an effect on your weight. Oral steroids such as prednisolone, which you will have to take as rescure treatment if you don't take your inhalers properly will . They must be taken every day regardless of any/no symptoms to dampen down inflammation in the airways. They have no immediate effect on a tight chest.
Relievers, eg Ventolin, Bricanyl. Have an immediate effect on a tight chest. Must be taken if you feel any symptoms.
Being overweight is likely to make your asthma worse, not the other way around.
The study, which was published in the academic journal, the European Respiratory Journal , was led by Sarah Brode, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. Using existing data collected on 417,494 people aged 66 and older in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Brode’s team discovered that people who had been prescribed inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of either asthma or COPD experienced 2,966 cases of nontuberculous myocobacteria (NTB). The association was particularly strong in patients who were using the corticosteroid fluticasone , an ingredient in the allergy medication, Flonase . The risk seemed to be lower for patients using the corticosteroid, budesonide .
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