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Doctor insights on: Obesity Corticosteroid Use

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Can using too much cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 cream OTC cause similar side effects as using systematic steroids... Excessive hunger, urination & weight gain?

Can using too much cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 cream OTC cause similar side effects as using systematic steroids... Excessive hunger, urination & weight gain?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that one could absorb enough cortisone with over-the-counter cortisone creams to cause any significant systemic effects. However this can occur with much more potent prescription steroid creams. ...Read more

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Can you use cyclosporine chronic use?

Can you use cyclosporine chronic use?

Needs monitoring: Cyclosporine is a calcineurin inhibitor and it has a narrow therapeutic index. If the blood level of cyclosporine is too high, it is likely to cause adverse effects which include nephrotoxicity, hyperlipidemia, gingival hyperplasia, and hair growth. Whether it is used as an anti-rejection agent or as an immunosuppressant in treating auto-immune diseases, one needs to have a close follow-up. ...Read more

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Why is avascular necrosis caused by steroid use and/or alcohol use?

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Why is avascular necrosis caused by steroid use and/or alcohol use?

Avascular Necrosis: Due to effect on blood vessels, causing interruption of blood supply to the bone. ...Read more

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Will injectable anabolic steroids produce less risk than oral anabolic steroids pills when used with salazopyrine for people with ra?

Will injectable anabolic steroids produce less risk than oral anabolic steroids pills when used with salazopyrine for people with ra?

See below: No one should use oral steroids-too much liver toxicity. But any use of these drugs outside a physicians supervision is inappropriate and dangerous. ...Read more

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Pregnancy + use of beclomethasone dipropionate?

Pregnancy + use of beclomethasone dipropionate?

Benefits vs risk: Beclomethasone is an inhaled steroid used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis. It has a long history of use and it as well as Budesonide are the preferred topical steroids for use in pregnancy and breast feeding. The important to remember is that in asthma, if mom can breathe, then baby can't breathe. Asthma control is the key to treatment during pregnancy and inhaled steroids are the best. ...Read more

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Can children use Clobex?

Can children use Clobex?

Clobex/children: It is safe to use in kids 12 and older. Under age 12, it is a pretty hefty steroid to use for a kid. It is a steroid, and a fairly potent one at that. Kids can absorb it through their skin and it can then affect them as if they ingested it. I would use a lower potency steroid on a kid under 12, although there are occasions when a stronger one is needed - close monitoring is then needed as well ...Read more

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Can you use vanos cream after steroid injections?

Yes: Vanos is a high potency topical steroid. It may be applied after steroid injections if there is still an active, scaly, inflammatory process on the skin. Be careful if the skin is just red, though, to avoid steroid atrophy. ...Read more

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Do anabolic steroids interfere with low dose combination birth control? If so, which steroids?

Do anabolic steroids interfere with low dose combination birth control? If so, which steroids?

They may: I cannot find any studies of this issue, but did find several articles indicating that there are concerns that there may indeed be some interactions, especially in adolescents and young adults. WHY are you concerned about anabolic steroids? Are you using them for body building, and if so, are they prescribed? Talk to your health care professional and/or pharmacist asap as this may be harmful. ...Read more

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Can long term use of corticosteroid cream affect your endocrine system, and reproductive hormone levels?

Can long term use of corticosteroid cream affect your endocrine system, and reproductive hormone levels?

Yes: It depends on the strength of the steroid. 1% Hydrocortisone is unlikely to cause any side effects on your adrenal glands, but more powerful creams can have systemic effects. ...Read more

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Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Depends: The most common cause of phimosis is recurrent infection/inflammation and this is usually fungal in this area. I find best results with combined anti fungal and steroid cream. In rare instances neosporin could benefit. ...Read more

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What topical steroid cream do chemotherapy patients use for hair?

What topical steroid cream do chemotherapy patients use for hair?

Steroids: If you are asking whether topical steroids have any value for hair loss during chemotherapy, the answer is that they have no value in this condition. ...Read more

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Can oral spray anabolic steroids work?

Can oral spray anabolic steroids work?

Maybe: What do you want them to do? Can they increase your androgen level so that your testicles are shut off, you become dependent on them, and infertile? Yes. Are they illegal for use in athletic performance enhancement? Yes. Are there any studies demonstrating long term safety or efficacy? No. If you fool with mother nature, mother nature will bite you in the a..... ...Read more

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What are corticosteroids?

What are corticosteroids?

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

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Is corticosteroid a drug classification? Please advise!

Is corticosteroid a drug classification? Please advise!

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroids cause weight gain?

Why do corticosteroids cause weight gain?

Water: The simple answer is that they can cause the body to retain fluids, or water. Usually if you are only taking the medicine for a short time this is not an issue. When you take steroids for long periods of time then there are a number of side effects that may occur. ...Read more

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Can corticosteroids for keloids cause glaucoma?

Can corticosteroids for keloids cause glaucoma?

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

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Which corticosteroid ointment is best for eczema.

Depends on Severity: For mild eczema you might be able to get away with just over the counter hydrocortisone. For mild eczema desonide is great, can be used on face. For moderate eczema I like triamcinolone. Talk to your physician so that you know what level of severity of eczema you have and what topical corticosteroid ointment is best for you. Make sure to moisturize daily with fragrance free moisturizure. ...Read more

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What can I use to get corticosteroid out of scalp?

See detail answer: Was the corticosteroid injected into the scalp or just applied as a topical cream? In either case they do not take there very long so you do not have to remove them. ...Read more

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What are the uses of corticosteroid or methotrexate?

What are the uses of corticosteroid or methotrexate?

Many: Steroids are used for inflammation, rashes, prior to chemotherapy, treatment of autoimmune disorders. Methotrexate is used for autoimmune disorders and for treatment of certain cancers. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a corticosteroid shot while pregnant?

Is it okay to get a corticosteroid shot while pregnant?

Talk to your Doc: The use of any medication involves risk. The use of a medication in pregnancy involve some added risk b/c of the fetus. The decision to use a medication in pregnancy needs to be balanced between the risk of the medication used and the risk of not using the medication. ...Read more

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What skin conditions is corticosteroids supposed to treat?

What skin conditions is corticosteroids supposed to treat?

Inflamation: They are used to treat topical dermatologic inflammatory issues, such as contact dermatitis for example. ...Read more

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Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Steroids: Fluid retention, weight gain, affects from the adrenal glands and this by-product trigger increased salt retained which increases blood pressure, and many other mechanisms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

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

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If am taking corticosteroids. Will it increase growth hormone?

If am taking corticosteroids. Will it increase growth hormone?

No: Just the opposite, it can cause growth suppression by antagonistic effect to hgh http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc297190/. ...Read more

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Do people take an antihistamine and a corticosteroid at the same time?

Yes: And the treatment should be under medical guidance, dosage of steroids need to be dictated by your treating physician. ...Read more

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How to know when do the effects of prednisolone(corticosteroid)start wearing off?

How to know when do the effects of prednisolone(corticosteroid)start wearing off?

Need more info: Why are you taking Prednisone and what dose are you taking? Need more specifics to be able to provide an answer. ...Read more

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What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

What adverse effects can corticosteroids cause after repeated use for stubborn migraines?

See details: Chronic corticosteroid use causes weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, cataracts, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, infections and several other side effects. ...Read more

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What can I do so my friend treats her lupus without gaining weight on the corticosteroids?

What can I do so my friend treats her lupus without gaining weight on the corticosteroids?

See below: Sometimes you have to be on Prednisone to treat lupus depending on what is going on. That being said exercise and diet are key to minimize the weight gain from prednisone. ...Read more

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