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Doctor insights on: Glucocorticoid Stomach Damage

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Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

They may: Especially high dose oral corticosteroids like Prednisone taken for longer periods of time. Inhaled corticosteroids used for the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis rarely, if ever, cause or exacerbate existing stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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What's glucocorticoid hormone?

What's glucocorticoid hormone?

Hormon: Adrenall gland secrete glucoticoid that is the same as steroid/cortison. ...Read more

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Can cause glucocorticoids erythematous lesions?

Can cause glucocorticoids erythematous lesions?

Thin skin: Chronic glucocorticoids lead to thinning of the skin and fragile capilaries which leads to easy bruising. ...Read more

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How do glucocorticoids activate the intrinsic pathway?

There are many: "intrinsic" pathways. Which one do you mean? ...Read more

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I think glucocorticoids have caused my muscle cells to die. How can I prove this?

Nothing to prove: It's certainly possible to lose muscle particularly after long term high dose steroids. If you're now off of them, exercise can return some muscle mass, but it's very slow. ...Read more

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Will glucocorticoids restore ovulation in NCAH? And how long approx until it does so?

Will glucocorticoids restore ovulation in NCAH? And how long approx until it does so?

Often, yes: Hi. Treating nonclassical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) with dexamethasone (dex) is the standard therapy and often restores normal cycling and fertility. The dex dose should be adequate to suppress adrenal androgen production but be low enough to not cause Cushing's. It may take months for ovulatory periods to resume. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do glucocorticoids suppress all parts of the immune system, or suppress some parts and increase the activity of other parts?

Do glucocorticoids suppress all parts of the immune system, or suppress some parts and increase the activity of other parts?

Complicated: The answer is complicated. In general glucocorticoids suppress the immune system by interfering with protein production in cells. That being said, glucocorticoids also work on receptors in the cytoplasm of cells, enacting signal mechanisms, some of which are unclear as to action. Glucocorticoids also release food stores for use in a stress reaction. ...Read more

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Will my dhea/ dheas return to normal (pre-steroid) after weaning off a glucocorticoid, or will it stay suppressed?

Don't : Worry about the level. It's not of any significance and won't cause you any harm. Dheas is only of concern when it's highly elevated. It's just slightly low due to your glucocorticoid. There's nothing wrong. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamsa actually a cardiologist prescribed it for me. but i think spiriva is better cuz seretide is a glucocorticoid which is bad for the body.

Dr. Hamsa actually a cardiologist prescribed it for me. but i think spiriva is better cuz seretide is a glucocorticoid which is bad for the body.

Confused: Can you repeat your question as I am not clear what you are asking, but yes spirit is not a steroid, but usually not written by cardiologists as it is used for COPD. ...Read more

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What are glucocorticoids?

What are glucocorticoids?

Steroids: Hormones from the adrenal gland such as cortisol. Aldosterone is a mineralocorticoid, since it is involved mostly in sodium/potassium balance. Steroid medications such as dexamethasone and prednisone are predominantly glucocorticoids, whereas fludrocortisone is a mineralocorticoid. ...Read more

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How do glucocorticoids help in a stress response?

How do glucocorticoids help in a stress response?

Not the best drug: Considering your pituitary problems you would be much better off with another drug and or a psychologist and also consult with your endocrinologist.. ...Read more

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Does glycyrrhizic acid (in liquorice root) have glucocorticoid effects? If so, has it ever been studied for use in treating lo-cah? Study links?

Does glycyrrhizic acid (in liquorice root) have glucocorticoid effects?  If so, has it ever been studied for use in treating lo-cah? Study links?

No: Glycyrrhizinic acid inhibits an enzyme in the kidney (11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase). This enzyme inactivates cortisol in the kidney. Inhibition of this enzyme leads to decreased inactivation of cortisol and thus to increased cortisol levels. Not expected to work in cah since this is characterized by an inabilty to make cortisol. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of systemic usage of glucocorticoids topical steroids?

What are the side effects of systemic usage of glucocorticoids topical steroids?

Systemic or topical?: Hi. I'm sorry, but your question is not clear to me. Are you wondering about systemic glucocorticoids GC) versus topical glucocorticoids? Systemic GC can cause weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, thin skin, aseptic necrosis of the hip, etc. Topical GC, unless very potent over a huge body surface are, don't have these side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of systemical use of glucocorticoids topical steroids?

What are the side effects of systemical use of glucocorticoids topical steroids?

Skin atrophy, etc: Skin atrophy and some are absorbed into the body and can produce the same side effects as oral or systemic steroids - which can cause problems in almost any part of the body. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of glucocorticoid overdose?

What are the long term effects of glucocorticoid overdose?

Many: Osteoprosis, diabetes, catract, immune defeiency/infection gastric bleedin and many others but many times save life too. ...Read more

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My mother is suffering from type 2 and steroid diabetes glucocorticoid therapy. Her diabetes is shooting to 410mg. Which insulin form is good for her?

My mother is suffering from type 2 and steroid diabetes glucocorticoid therapy. Her diabetes is shooting to 410mg. Which insulin form is good for her?

Difficult answer: Books are written on this, so there is no easy answer. The best advice i can give you is this: make sure that your mom is using the prescribed Insulin and is using it correctly. ...Read more

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