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What is the impact if steroid in the body?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Many effects: Steroids like Prednisone are used to treat a variety of inflammatory, allergic and cancerous conditions. The side effects are mostly primary effects of high dose steroids including fluid retention, change in fat distribution, infection susceptibility, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma and a host of other things. Discuss with your prescribing doctor to understand the risk v. Benefit.

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