METHODS: This study was conducted on 100 patients with the diagnosis of bronchial asthma. Patients below 18 years of age, having unstable medical or psychiatric conditions, using systemic corticosteroids, post-menopausal females and who had known factors affecting BMD were excluded from the study. We took patients medical history and performed routine investigations along with pulmonary function test with reversibility. Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan of lumbar spine was used to measure the BMD. The WHO classification of T-score was used for osteopenia and osteoporosis . Grouping of patients was done on the basis of dose of ICS they used (low-dose ICS, medium-dose ICS and high-dose ICS group).