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Doctor insights on: Glucocorticoid Stomach Damage

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How could taking cortisone chronically damage the adrenal cortex?

How could taking cortisone chronically damage the adrenal cortex?

Causing hypoadrenal: The adrenal cortex makes Hydrocortisone under the influence of acth from the pituitary. Too much cortisone will suppress the pituitary so it will not stimulate the adrenal to produce its own steroid. After taking cortisone in tapering amounts the adrenal will eventually wake up. ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

No it does not: No Prednisone does not cause kidney damage.Long term use of Prednisone with moderate to high doses of Prednisone can cause elevation of blood pressure, but if the dose is reduced or Prednisone is stopped, the blood pressure comes down to normal. But no kidney damage. ...Read more

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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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How can taking cortisone damage the adrenal cortex?

How can taking cortisone damage the adrenal cortex?

Suppresses it: Taking the hormone that is normally produced by the adrenal cortex means that it no longer produces it (negative feedback). If you suddenly stop taking the medication, your body needs several days to weeks to begin to make hormone again. So, if you are taking cortisol you need to taper the dose to make sure you give your glands the chance to being producing again. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Yes: There is a risk of liver damage, this risk is increased with preexisting liver problems or very high doses of the med. Usually your doctor will make that assessment and monitor your liver enzymes before and while you are on it. Properly monitored the risk is low. ...Read more

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Can morphine cause liver damage?

Can morphine cause liver damage?

Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15886461. ...Read more

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Does folic acid deficiency cause irreversible nervous system damage?

Does folic acid deficiency cause irreversible nervous system damage?

Not usually, but : Do you really have Folic Acid deficiency? If so, you could have elevation of homocysteine, which could be a risk of heart attack and/or stroke. If this is the case, have your doc check for an mthfr (tt or ct allele genetic condition), as this could be quite a problem if not addressed. The tt is relatively uncommon, but must be treated. ...Read more

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Can too much wine damage your stomach lining?

Can too much wine damage your stomach lining?

Yes : And not only stomache lining , so don't do t his to u self. ...Read more

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Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) daily cause kidney damage or liver damage?

Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) daily cause kidney damage or liver damage?

Yes, but unlikely: Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug. All nsaids have the potential to cause kidney injury (nephrotoxicity) and elevated liver enzymes (hepatoxicity). Both would be uncommon if used as prescribed in a healthy person, more concerning would be the risk of stomach bleeding. At your age, you should work with your pt to resolve the pain so as to be able to stop taking nsaids in the long run. ...Read more

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Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?

Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?

Corticosteroids!: Prednisone and related drugs increase Insulin resistance, depress growth hormone secretion, thin the skin, cause personality changes, etc. These are proportional to dose. These are quite common. I believe in low doses for most people who may benefit from them. Of all the drugs i use, corticosteroids are the most universal in side effects. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause stomach pain/cramps as a side effect ?

Can omeprazole cause stomach pain/cramps as a side effect ?

Yes: Unfortunately it can. It seems odd since people take it for gastrointestinal problems. It might be worth stopping it and seeing if your symptoms go away. If you are taking it solely for heartburn, then there are other options. Both other medications in that class and other classes of medications. ...Read more

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Does cortisone in high doses damage the adrenal cortex?

Does cortisone in high doses damage the adrenal cortex?

Prolonged use, yes: Using steroid for a brief period of time of less than a few weeks probably won't have long term effect, but prolonged use will suppress it--it loses the ability to produce the steroid. Thus folks who need to use steroid for an extended of time often need to remain on it. The length of time varies, but using more than 3 wks typically would need a slow wean. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could reducing methotrexate cause stomach pains.thanks?

Could reducing methotrexate cause stomach pains.thanks?

No: Methotrexate is a chemotherapeutic agent. It acts on the mitochondria of the tumor cell to produce pools of eosinophilic material where the tumor was destroyed. Reducing the amt. of Methotrexate should not cause symptoms but rather reduce it. Neutralization of high dose Methotrexate is accomplished with citrovorum factor. ...Read more

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1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

Yes and maybe: If the slimming diet is healthy and balanced, no. If it is lacking in certain nutrients, or is being assisted by laxatives or diet pills, then yes. Any stress on the body (including the metabolic stress from a bad diet) can produce hives, but so can many other conditions, such as allergies, so be on the alert for food or environmental allergens. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Metoprolol can cause diabetes? I heard that damages the pancreas

Metoprolol can cause diabetes? I heard that damages the pancreas

Hypertension: There are some reports of beta blockers causing elevated blood sugar. We are still evaluating how prevalent this may be and whether it is a significant problem. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking too much cabbage to help with stomach gastritis & stomach ulcer?

What are side effects of taking too much cabbage to help with stomach gastritis & stomach ulcer?

Tends to be heavy: cabbage tends to be heavy on the stomach and many people experience increased gas. probably won't hurt gastritis or an ulcer but probably won't help a lot either. broccoli is known to contain molecules that do help the stomach and is actually the source of molecules used in many reflux medications ...Read more

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