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Glucocorticoid Vs Corticosteroid
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
Steroid and IOP: Steroids like used to reduce keloids are often used in limited and local ways. Although class of drugs can cause a rise in the eye' s pressure, it would take sustained elevated iop to develop glaucoma. An eye md could help with the prescribing physician treating the keloids with steroids if will be more than a week or if multiple injections required. ...Read more
Many: This drug class has many side effects and needs to be used under guidance of a physician and only when appropriate. Serious side effects: hypertension, diabetes, steroid psychosis, bone problem, GI ulcerations, steroid muscle pain, infection...Common side effects: fluid retention, sweating, headache, insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, sugar imbalance, mood swings, vertigo, hair growth... ...Read more
Just the opposite, it can cause growth suppression by antagonistic effect to hgh
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What can help loosen muscles contracted due to overuse/injury besides corticosteroids and massage?
Can a short 6mon tapered bout of corticosteroids worsen insulin sensitivity thereafter w/o causing full blown diabetes?
Absolutely: ≥95% of dm is type ii, aka Insulin resistance, & this commonly progresses over 20-40 years before reaching hba1c 6.5%, ada level for DX dm. As long as the pancreas beta cells can keep ↑ insulin+amylin release enough to keep glucose below this level, then ≤6.5%. Yet optimal health, from human research: hba1c 5.0%. ↑ steroids, internal or external, always ↑ Insulin resistance, even for just a day. ...Read more
"using corticosteroids long enough, takes time to ramp up corticosteroid production" - I have used advair 250/50 for 1.5 months, can I go cold turkey?
Mum has sarcoidosis since 2006 & she was getting treated with corticosteroids. Since last 4months her condition is getting worse. Can chemotherapy help?
Many reasons: Corticosteroids interfere with inflammation which is a very necessary "step" in the wound healing process. They also stimulate Collagenase which is an enzyme that breaks down collagen, an important component in healing. Corticosteroids also interfere with epithelialization and fibroblast proliferation - 2 cells that are responsible for healing. ...Read more
Broadness of term: Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that are similar to cortisol, a steroid that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands that sit on top of one's kidneys. Corticosteroids are a type of steroid. Anabolic steroids are a different type of steroids which are often abused by people wanting to "bulk up" or improve their weightlifting artificially. ...Read more
Eczema: Topical corticosteroids should take a couple of days to see improvement of your skin, but relief from the itching should improve within a couple of hours. You should work to keep your skin well hydrated with hypoallergenic lotion through out the day, likely applying lotion more than three times. This will allow you to limit using the steroids. If extensive eczema, see a Dermatologist for more care ...Read more
Better control: Asthma is inflammation and bronchospasm (as well as mucus production) so a product that treats inflammation and one that treats the muscle spasm addresses the major components of asthma. It is more convenient to use one inhaler vs. Two, thus the combination inhalers for asthma. ...Read more