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Why we give stroid in the morning ex. prednisolone oral dose?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Mimic natural cycle: Our body has a strong circadian rhythm of releasing endogenous steroids like cortisol primarily in the early morning so this is done to mimic the natural cycle. Steroids tend to be stimulating so taking them late in the day is likely to cause insomnia.
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