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Glucocorticoids Induced Osteoporosis
Steroid-induced hypertension associated with abuse of androgenic steroids is usually with which steroid?
No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several medications.: Steroid-induced osteoporosis can be prevented if a bisphosphonate drug or Forteo is taken during the time of steroid use. If osteoporosis is already present the same drugs would be helpful in preventing further loss but a return to normal bone density would be unlikely. ...Read more
No: The blood levels from topicals are very low. That is not an issue. ...Read more
Over-treatment: In patients with adrenal insufficiency because of adrenal cortex dysfunction or central acth deficiency, over treating with steroids (ie: hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone) can certainly lead to osteoporosis. Patients with adrenal insufficiency are closely followed by their endocrinologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?
No: These are two different types of chemicals and depending on the reasons for usage could be used together. These are issues to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more
Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome; cause unknown. Probably immune related. Alternatives to indefinite steroid treatment?
Calcitriol is VitD : Vitmin d makes calcium absorption possible from the GI tract. Lack of it causes uncalcified bone to grow which is very weak and causes osteomalacia, a metabolic bone disorder. In children the disorder is rickets; adults get weak bones. It is cured by taking vitamin d by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No it should not if the tapering is done properly. ...Read more
There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more
Are There Natural Ways To Treat Secondary Hypogonadism after prolong Anabolic Steroids usage. T/LH/FSH level low rest is fine. Hypogonadism revesable?
Playing with fire!: Your well-meaning friends (& even coaches) may extoll short-term bulking effect of anabolics to build muscle faster. Don't mortgage your future health for short term gains these agents seem to provide. I have never met a patient who took steroids who didn't regret doing so later on.The consequences last forever & significantly shorten your quality of life, particularly if you have underlying uc. ...Read more
Unclear: Abusing testosterone via Anabolic steroids and causing greatly elevated testosterone levels has been linked to various problems in the cardiovascular system, including sudden cardiac death. Cardiac death is likely a result of an arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation, but the exact cause is unclear. ...Read more
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