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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Low Strength Steroid (Overview)

Low strength steroids are a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
3 doctors shared insights

Low Strength Steroid (Overview)

Low strength steroids are a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

Better absorption &: I am assuming you are talking about sex steroids like Estradiol or testosterone. Fewer side effects are likely, because they do not go through the liver first. If you are talking about corticosteroids, the medicine is on the skin at a higher concetration, sparing the body of steroid aside effects. They are used for inflammatory skin issues. Most forms are creams and ointments, not gels. ...Read more

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Gaining Strength (Checklist)

Lift weights: do eight to 12 reps per set of a weight that is heavy for you
3x week
Eat 30-40 grams of protein at least three to four times per day
daily
Consider protein powder, creatine, and nitric oxide
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My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else i can do?

My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else i can do?

If there is an: Inflammatory issue related to your current symptoms, then either of those 2 medications may help as long as you take them with food and probably not together to minimize any risk of gastrointestinal side effects. That is an unusual symptom but i assume your physician thoroughly evaluate you and is familiar with your medical history. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What could be causing low free testosterone ? Had two separate tests both where low. Fsh / LH normal , never used drugs/steroids.

What could be causing low free testosterone ? Had two separate tests both where low.  Fsh / LH normal , never used drugs/steroids.

High SHBG: So many reasons including obesity, type 2 diabetes, elevated shbg levels. Normal lh is relative. If yours is over 5 or 6, and your t is low, this may still be primary low t. If lh is 1, you may have secondary low t where pituitary is not sending proper signal to testicle. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout , also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?

I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout , also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?

Dangerous: Steroids will cause more problems. You are better off doing nothing than take steroids. Steroids will cover up many symptoms of serious medial illness. You risk ending up delaying proper treatment in addition to causing long term toxicity. See a doctor and at least get your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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