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Steroidal Saponins Side Effects
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
Lower your immune system, defense against infection, affect your metabolism, alter your hormones in many ways, alter response to physical stress, and other repercussions that you may find out later in life.
I included few linkes for more reading:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/steroids/hq01431
http://www. Hss. Edu/conditions_steroid-side-effects-how-to-reduce-corticosteroid-side-effects. Asp. ...Read more
YES: Depends what type of steroids are you referring to exactly. Anabolic which boost testosterone wand can definitely lead to rage. Or are you referring to Prednisone for inflammation there can be some anxiety and agitation that may occur. Also insomnia. Definitely tell your physician or stop any illicit use. ...Read more
Can take up to: 3-4 weeks generally. Speak with your doctor to determine if something can be done to help you with your side effects. ...Read more
Depends: The side effects of inhaled steroids depend on the dose, and how long they are used. The side effects can include osteoporosis, decreased growth velocity in children, thrush, and rarely, cataracts, bruising/skin atrophy, fractures, and adrenal insufficiency. However, these risks must be weighed against the danger of uncontrolled asthma or copd. Definitely discuss any concerns with your provider. ...Read more
Daignosis needed: Why were these medications prescribed? Are they short term or long time? This is important. In order to advise how to avoid side effects we need to know what they were given for. There may be alternate therapy that would not require these meds. It depends what your risks are, what your co-morbidities (other medical problems) are. We need a diagnosis - ask your doctor. ...Read more
Many: Affects the adrenal system, liver, kidneys and can cause serious mood disorders. ...Read more
I will be having 1 dose of somudrol steroid IV of 1000mg. Is that a normal dose. Also any side effects I should know about. It is for scleritis?
Fairly High Dose: Scleritis is a serious eye disorder and often requires IV medication to control. Nevertheless, that is a fairly high dose of steroid (1 gram of IV solumedrol), which can have numerous significant side effects which should be thoroughly discussed with treating doctor. It is beyond the scope of what can be briefly discussed here. ...Read more
None: Infliximab or Remicade (infliximab) is not a steroid so you should not get steroid side effects directly from that medication. Remicade (infliximab) has its own potentially risks so make sure you are educated in its use and side effect potential. ...Read more
Little: Little concern when used appropriately. Steroid injections can be an effective part of a treatment plan for a variety of problems. Your doctor should be able to explain the reasoning behind using medication. ...Read more
Variable: Medications such as steroids have a variable time to produce the desired effect, depending on dose, route of administration and metabolism. For example, steroids are rapidly in the blood circulation when injected, but might take hours when taken in an oral form. Topical steroids also start working within minutes. The degree of inflammation also influences time to observe changes. ...Read more
No: All powerful medications have side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not bad but side: There can be side effects. WE advise use as needed but not on a regular basis. This depends on you general health. You can discuss with your physician. ...Read more
If you mean...: ...Anabolic steroids, there's high blood pressure, damage to the immune system, high cholesterol, diabetes, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), bad acne, liver damage, obnoxiously aggressive behavior, stretch marks, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, sudden cardiac death...And oh, yes, impotence. There are others as well. ...Read more
Many: Kidney impairment or failure; liver damage, cardiovascular problems including heart failure, high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and heart attack (even in young people) shrinkage of the testicles (testicular atrophy), reduced sperm count or infertility, baldness, development of breasts (gynecomastia), increased risk for prostate cancer. Don't abuse your body with illegal substances! ...Read more
Epidural steroid injection is usually given with mixing some local anesthetics as a part of pain management for spinal disorders. How long the post-injection soreness may last may highly vary depending on the pace of local tissue healing process. Personal experience may help such understanding, but the course of post-injection sore still varies from time to time.
Ask your doctor for detailing... ...Read more
Heart & liver: They promote atherosclerosis by altering lipids. Occasionally they produce liver lesions that may cause hemorrhage. Gynecomastia and testicular atrophy will get the user ridiculed but aren't so dangerous. The greatest danger is to behavioral health. Many users have done things impulsively that they've regretted horribly for the rest of their lives. I hope you'll decide to 'be natural.' ...Read more
What are some of the rare side effects of epidural steroid injections that last more than 10months?
Let me listing:
Infection. Severe infections are rare, occurring in 0.1% to 0.01% of injections.
A dural puncture occurs in 0.5% of injections.
Nerve damage last long time
localized increase in pain
non-positional headaches resolving within 24 hours
fever the night of injection
high blood sugar
avascular necrosis of hip joint (last long)
cataracts. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting side effects from steroids injection for facial scar? We better do or not?
Risk vs Benefit: Steriods are injected into scar to help flatten them. The risks and benefits with avry from patient to patient, so you should go over them with your doctor. Systemic side effects are rare. Local problems include, but are not limited to, no effect, infection, discoloration, loss of pigmentation, atrophy and scar widening. ...Read more
Dr gave me 12 day supply of oral steroids Besides possible negative side effects would it have positive effect of helping build muscle if I go to gym?
My weight is only 57 kg. I go to gym everyday. I am taking weight gainer plus stanzol tablets which is a steroid. I want to know what side-effects it has?
Atrophy, striae: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more
Side effects of steroid creams include:
skin thinning (atrophy) and stretch marks (striae).
Easy bruising and tearing of the skin.
Perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth).
Enlarged blood vessels (telangiectasia).
Susceptibility to skin infections.
Disguising infection e.g. Tinea incognito.
Allergy to the steroid cream. ...Read more
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
Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the length of drug abuse, there is a chance that the immune system can be damaged. Most of these side-effects are dose-dependent, the most common being elevated blood pressure, especially in those with pre-existing hypertension, and harmful changes in cholesterol levels: some steroids cause an increase in LDL "bad" cholesterol and a decrease in HDL "good" cholesterol. ...Read more