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can steroid anti-inflammatory medications cause gi upset?

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Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Yes: Corticosteroids an cause gastric pain, gastric ulcers, gastrointestinal cramps and bleeding.

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Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

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Yes: Most over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) should be avoided during pregnancy, especially during the 3rd trimester, due to increased risk of complications in the newborn. However, nsaids are considered safe during nursing. Some prescription nsaids can be dangerous for the nursing infant. As always, ask your pediatrician.
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Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?

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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

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What are the causes and risk factors of GI cancer?

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Causes for GI cancer: There are some genetic predispositions to them. Small intestine tumors are rare and probably missed. Colon cancer is associated to a low fiber diet, associated to colon polyps and more common in the industrialized word. Gastric cancer is more common in volcanic regions :japan, iceland, chile, c.R., smoked food intake ( nitrites) and were refrigeration of food is not adequate, and h. Pylori present.

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