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Does A Steroid Dexamethasone Effect Your Lungs In A Bad Way Or In Anyway
No: It will not affect your lungs in a bad way, as long as it is taken for short periods of time(days to a few weeks ). ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
If you get 10 cervical epidural blocks with steroid(dexamethasone 2mg) in 12 months , is it too much? What kinda side effects are expected in such?
Did this happen?: Indications for cervical epidural block include evidence both clinically and radiologically for a compressed nerve in the neck, cervical radiculopathy. We usually consider 3 such injections per year the maximum. 10 would be considered far beyond the ordinary, and would increase risks of spinal cord injury and even death. If you have experienced this, get an immediate second opinion. ...Read more
Dexamethasone phosph: No it can not be and it can be very dangerous if you use for that purpose. ...Read more
Di had a Decadron (dexamethasone) steroid injection a few hours ago and i feel so hot. Like hot flashes. I'm only 20 so i doubt it's natural.Is it from the steroids?
Just the opposite : Dexamethasone is not an anabolic steroid. Taking it without a doctor's prescription will cause serious health problems, including cushing's syndrome. The person will gain abdominal weight, lose muscle from arms and legs, the immune system may become suppressed. Etc. Not desirable. Patients taking this drug do so for other health problems and also deal with some side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confused about dexamethasone suppression test. how can taking a steroid LOWER cortisol levels? having this to check for cushing's.
I had a reaction to Decadron (dexamethasone). It made my heart race all day long. Is it safe to take another steroid?
Should be fine: Oral steroids have various side effects. Each individual tolerates these medication differently. Your symptoms are not concerning for an allergic reaction. Talk with your prescribing physician about your symptoms, but I believe a trail on a different steroid would be fine. ...Read more
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