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Prednisone For Lung Inflammation
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
Prostatitis: Prostate inflammation can lead to pain, increased urinary frequency, or difficulty emptying one's bladder. Many men use an herb first for this called saw palmetto. Ejaculating frequently can also help alleviate the amount of fluid in the prostate. But there are also antibiotics and other medications that can treat this common problem. ...Read more
Depends...: Did you have an open lung biopsy or a biopsy via bronchoscopy? The more common is via bronchoscopy and the side effects of this include coughing up some blood, which should be small amounts and should stop after a few days. Other possible side effects include low grade fever, cough. If you are coughing significant amounts of blood, high fever or short of breath, then you need to go to the er. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is taking steroids for autoimmune disorder inflammation going to have long term health effects?
Currently taking prednisone.
Yes long term steroi: Long term prednisone is a corticosteroid. It his long-term side effects, including bone loss, osteoporosis, diabetes, cataracts, fractures, Ostenecrosis, weight gain, elevated cholesterol, and a variety of others. You need to discuss with your physician, see what medicines you can take to decrease the dose of corticosteroids, you need to see a rheumatologist to help through this ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more
Which organ metabolizes corticosteroids? (Prednisone, Decadron, (dexamethasone) Medrol) would it be the Liver or the Kidneys?
No, they treat it: The air we breathe always has fungal spores in it, and these don't usually cause any problems. When they do, a fungus ball can form (rare), we can get a fungal pneumonia (mainly in immune suppressed patients), or we can get an allergic reaction to the fungus. The last is commonest, and is treated with inhaled and systemic steroids + antifungals. The fungus itself and immune disorders cause it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Corticosteroids are a class of drugs used to treat some lung diseases. These steroids help to decrease inflammation and are different from sex steroid and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids should be used only under the close supervision of a health care provider, as these drugs can have serious side effects. ...Read more
Can 10 mg prednisone/day for a week delay healing from surgery? Prednisone is for unrelated condition.
Not likely: Depending on the surgery and your condition, that dose of medication for seven days is not troublesome generally. ...Read more
Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: Prednisone technically helps with all inflammation and decreases inflammatory reaction. Does it help all? No. If you try to give Prednisone to people with GI inflammation other than what we call inflammatory bowel disease it does not help. For example, gastritis, wherein the lining is inflamed and eroded, it will decrease the repairing by the inflammatory cells and worsen it. It's immunosuppressiv. ...Read more
For what kind of lung infections would a doctor prescribe prednisone, levequine, or hycodan (hydrocodone)?
Different doses of prednisone for 1yr. Now on 40mg-asthma, respiratory infection. taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) nebulizer,rescue inhaler.BP is high. is it meds?
Possibly: I am very concerned that you have been on prednisone for a year for asthma. That is not good at all. I think you need to step up your preventive asthma therapy, adding in other preventives to your inhaled steroid, among other things. See a specialist for this asap. Yes, the elevated BP may be steroid related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic cough for 9 months. pulmonary testing suggests no asthma. 3 courses steroid and steriod inhaler. no improvement. WBC normal clear chest x-rays?
95% of chronic cough is caused by one of the following: asthma, reflux, or allergies.
Allergies cause inflammation in the nose and sinuses, and your airway responds uniformly.
Reflux does not have to actually come up into your mouth or go into the lungs to cause a cough. It can stimulate the nerves that the esophagus share with the diaphragm.
I would investigate the causes other than asthma. ...Read more
How long could it take for winded sensation from drained pericardial effusion/ pericarditis to resolve. Idiopathic taking colchine and indocine.
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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