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Can anyone help? To explain why a 25yr old 8yr endurance athlete lost endurance or glycogen storage adaptation after ssri or corticosteroid overdose?
By glycogen storage: I presume that you packed in a lot of glucose under the impression that it would form glycogen. Well, that is the truth but it is a natural process from sugar taken as it is served by mother nature in fruit etc. If you take sugar on its own it actually acts as a drug and will also induce deficiency of vitamin b 1 that might be the cause of your loss of endurance. ...Read more
Def. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals including both the steroid hormones that are naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones which are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes including the stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate &protein catabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BAsic Science: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Steroids (as well as motrin/advil) are anti inflammatory which means they slow down healing by reducing/stopping the processes of inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on which one: There are categories of steroids. Also if oral or inhalers. Oral ones are generally avoided unless an auto immune issue. Inhalers are for respiratory illnesses and also different potency available. General side effects are voice changes on vocal cord. Thrush if not rinsing well and long term according to studies is possible over many years. One needs to worry about osteoporosis. ...Read more
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