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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?

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

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What are corticosteroids?

What are corticosteroids?

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 more

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Why do corticosteroids slow healing?

Why do corticosteroids slow healing?

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 more

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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help. ...Read more

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Help! Is "corticosteroid" a drug classification?

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective. ...Read more

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Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Vitiligo: Please go online and look up "vitiligo and steroids". There is no simple answer but you will recognize where the vitiligo is and how steroids may or may not be involved. Once you have understood much of the material please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could corticosteroids have any major side effects?

Could corticosteroids have any major side effects?

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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What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

Not a diagnosis: But there can be excess or deficiency of cortisol in the body and both of these conditions come with specific signs and symptoms and just to clarify there is no such thing as " adrenal fatigue". ...Read more

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Is corticosteroid a drug classification? Please advise!

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective. ...Read more

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