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How does prolonged stress effect your bodies natural steroids?

How does prolonged stress effect your bodies natural steroids?

There is a: Slight but inconsequential increase that is not of any importance. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (steroid)?

Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (steroid)?

Not encouraged seeMD: Female, does not state age asks; Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (Steroid). Olive leaf extract mostly anti-inflammation herb which also fights viral infections work well with Turmeric, anti-inflammation, blood thinning & Sugar lowering effects. But, Prednisone, also anti-inflammatory used long term can increase Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Lipids ever cause bleeding ...Read more

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How to nullify the side effects of prednisolone steroids used for uveitis?

How to nullify the side effects of prednisolone steroids used for uveitis?

Which ones?: We need to know which side effects you are talking about . If you took prednisolone by mouth, the weight gain and skin changes will revert to normal with time although the weight gain will need some efforts to reverse. The side effects also depend on the duration and dosing of the medication. Tell us more. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

No.: Fibromyagia is not an inflammatory disease. If it helps, you may have another diagnosis, another type of arthritis. Half my pfs patients ultimately are found to have another problem. ...Read more

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Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

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

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Will anything ( OTC medicines, herbs, supplements etc) decrease the effectiveness of taking femara (letrozole) for infertility?

Yes: Letrozole (femara) is primarily cleared/metabolized by a liver enzyme called cytochrome p450. Several herbs and supplements can enhance or impair cytochrome p450 activity and hence alter the metabolism of letrazole through competing at this enzyme. Please check with your doctor if you are using any herbs or supplements. ...Read more

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Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Don't waste money: None! it's not possible! eat a balanced diet, get adequate rest and exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you don't need it (and sometimes even if you do need it) can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, thin skin, obesity, cataracts, ulcers and many other problems. ...Read more

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Pulmicort vs steroids was not referencing anabolic steroids: other steroids (pills, liquid inhalers) for asthma. Dr told me not as damaging 2 body. T/f?

Pulmicort vs steroids was not referencing anabolic steroids: other steroids (pills, liquid inhalers) for asthma. Dr told me not as damaging 2 body. T/f?

True!: Pulmicort is an inhaled form of corticosteroid designed to reduce inflammation in your lungs that make asthma worse. The reason it has less side effects than the pill form is because the liver is able to break down much of the drug before it can affect the rest of your body. Pulmicort is the asthma drug of choice for pregnant patients and is category b. ...Read more

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Hair loss from imuran (azathioprine) or prednisolone more likely? Stopped imuran (azathioprine) (100mg)still on prednisolone (20mg).Is there anything i can do to reduce loss please

Hair loss from imuran (azathioprine) or prednisolone more likely?  Stopped imuran (azathioprine) (100mg)still on prednisolone (20mg).Is there anything i can do to reduce loss please

Potential relapse: I see from your history you have ulcerative colitis. Every medicine i know can cause hair loss insurance is a very powerful immunosuppressive medication. This could precipitate flair of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis if it has been bad could also precipitate hair loss. Would discuss with managing physician before interrupting or altering these medications. ...Read more

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Will taking cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and prednisone decrease my fertility?

Will taking cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and prednisone decrease my fertility?

Yes: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) can be damaging both to eggs and sperm and therefore needs to be monitored closely by your rheumatologist and fertility doctor. Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is also considered class d in pregnancy suggesting risk of fetal harm. Long term Prednisone therapy has little effect on sperm production or ovulation. ...Read more

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Does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

Does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

No: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. While Prednisone is a steroid, it is a corticosteroid, not a sex steroid w/anabolic & androgenic properties, like testosterone. Taking Prednisone should have no impact on your testosterone production, at least not for the average person who isn't deathly ill and in need of a stress dose/boost. You can shut down acth w/o affecting lh in your pituitary. ...Read more

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Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Whoa: If you truly have Addison's, your life depends on your getting a low dose of a glucocoricoid. You make these naturally and if you're having a "reaction", the problem may be with the dose. I see that you are also taking methotrexate -- very seriou stuff -- and lidocaine patches. You need a relationship with a physician who you can trust and who can work carefully with you. ...Read more

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What medicine can replace prednisone?

What medicine can replace prednisone?

Depends on disease: If you are asking what other similar medications (steroids) can be used there are several options such as medrol (methylprednisolone). If you are asking can you stop steroids completely and substitute another treatment - this is often but not always possible. It depends on your diagnosis. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more