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Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


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Is steroid healthy?

Depends: For medical reasons, specific durations and doses of steroids are helpful. But recreationally or for body building, they are not healthy. Steroids have serious long-term side effects even those used in medicine. ...Read more

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Characteristics of steroid user ?

Characteristics of steroid user ?

A B C: Angry.
Big muscles and little head and little, little testicles.
Crazy to do it and really crazy emotions. ...Read more

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How serious are steroids for you?

How serious are steroids for you?

Anabolic steroids?: Glucocorticoids are prescribed after weighing benefits vs the considerable risks, but Anabolic steroids will be used by maybe a million us gym types this year. Lawbreaking & cheating are bad for you, most women prefer a natural bodybuilder, and the greatest danger is to your mind -- you may do something you'll regret terribly. Physical dangers are real but usually less catastrophic. ...Read more

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Why oral steroids must be tapered?

Taper?: Generally do not have to taper. Oral steroids are tapered for two reasons. #1 to prevent flare of disease. #2 to reduce likelihood of adrenal insufficiency. Most diseases do not flare when steroids are stopped abruptly ( there are some exceptions) - they do flare when stopped too early. Adrenal insufficiency can occur but only with higher dose and prolonged courses of steroids. ...Read more

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Are steroids safe, if used properly?

What type?: Glucocorticoids such as prednisone are basically safe if used exactly as prescribed by a competent physician. A short course, for example, is great for poison ivy. Anabolic steroids are widely used, and the greatest danger is that the user will do something impulsively that they'll regret terribly for the rest of their life. Guys I've known who've tried them have all advised against it after. ...Read more

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Are steroids really that bad for you?

Yes and no: When steroids are used under the guidance of a physician, they can be beneficial if not truly life saving. When misused, they can cause irreversible damage to the body. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I do steroids at 21 y/o?

Depends: Are you taking steroids on a doctor's prescription to treat some condition.? That would be ok. However are you taking them for athletic performance or body building? That can have serious consequences and is not recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best substitute for steroids?

What is the best substitute for steroids?

What are we treating: We try to spare the use of steroids as much as possible rheumatology. This really depends on what you're treating. In the specific clinical setting there are certain medications we can use to help avoid or decrease the dose of corticosteroids. This is going to be medical specificity and not a blanket answer. ...Read more

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Why aren't athletes allowed to take steroids?

Why aren't athletes allowed to take steroids?

Complicated: The word "steroid" is confusing to many, as there are two classes of drugs: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Atheletes may not take the *anabolic* kind because it gives them an unfair competitive advantage in building their muscles. *Corticosteroids*, on the other hand, are used to treat inflammation and may be used for everything from bursitis to asthma. Athletes may take those, no problem. ...Read more

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In which case should steroid injections be taken?

See below: Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. Cortisone is not a pain relieving medication, it only treats the inflammation. When pain is decreased from cortisone it is because the inflammation is diminished. By injecting the cortisone into a particular area of inflammation, very high concentrations of the medication can be given while keeping potential side-effects to a minimum. ...Read more

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I wanna start taking steroids which ones should I start on ?

None: Everything you have heard and read about the bad things about steroids are generally true. Don't use them. ...Read more

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Why are cortico steroids prescribed and what are steroids really good for?

Steroids: concern?: Corticosteriods are a natural constant part of the body's own hormone, stress and recovery management. When used in some medical scenarios, - asthma, skin conditions, lupus, other rheumatoid and inflammation based conditions, -- they strengthen the body and promote recovery. They are key players in the body's stress adaptation, for good or bad. They must be carefully used and carefully stopped. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are steroids prescribed and what are steroids really good for?

Inflammation: Steroids are very potent anti-inflammatory agents. Your body makes steroids naturally but synthetic ones are much more powerful. They're used for severe arthritis, inflammatory nerve pain, spinal cord injuries and in anesthesia as anti emetic agents. ...Read more

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Is lupin oral steroids?

Is lupin oral steroids?

Nope: Lupin pharmaceuticals will be introducing a corticosteroid nasal spray in the us for adults and teenagers. The active ingredient is the same corticosteroid used in Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ and is indicated for seasonal & perennial allergic rhinitis. Lupin is also a flowering plant whose only allergy relevance is that flour made from lupin when eaten may trigger anaphylaxis in persons allergic to peanut. Wow! ...Read more

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Is gentamycin a steroid?

No: Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic.

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Is methotraxate a steroid?

No : Methotrexate is a drug interfering with cell metabolism of folate (folic acid). It was first used to treat cancer in high doses and later used in rheumatic diseases in much lower doses and does alter disease activity positively. ...Read more

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Do steroids help with pain?

Steroids: do not have a direct analgesic effect. However, they diminish inflammation that can cause pain. If pain is due to other causes, steroids likely won't help. ...Read more

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What are steroidal saponins ?

What are steroidal saponins ?

Plant based steroids: Steroidal saponins are plant based steroids that can sometimes mimic steroids produced in the body like estrogen, progesterone or testosterone. Just because they are "all natural" doesn't imply that they are good or safe. Remember arsenic is "all natural." Anytime you change the body's chemistry with a foreign substance you can disturb nature's balance. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is GNC mega men pack a steroid?

No: It is just a collection of vitamin and mineral supplements with some propriatary ingredients. ...Read more

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Is surfaz sn a type of steroid?

No, but Surfaz SN: Does contain a steroid among other things. It is a topical medication containing 3 components: a steroid, an antifungal agent and an antibacterial agent (betamethasone, Clotrimazole and neomycin respectively). ...Read more

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What steroid is used for babies?

What steroid is used for babies?

Depends: Depends upon what for. Treating premature lungs is different than asthma or croup for example. More information is needed. ...Read more

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Common side effects of steroids?

Common side effects of steroids?

Side effects: Anabolic steroids have serious emotional and physical side effects and should not be used for any non-medical bodybuilding or weight gain. If prescribed for a medical problem you will need strict medical supervision. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stop steroid pack?

Please don't: Stop right in the middle of it. Your problem (that you are being treated for) could return. Please discuss the desire to stop this medication with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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How badly can a steroid shot hurt?

Depends on location: Steroid injections in the hand and feet seem to be the most painful. Injections in the knees and shoulders are painful, but to a much lesser degree. Elbow injections are painful as well. ...Read more