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What are the side effects of taking steroids for baby lungs?

What are the side effects of taking steroids for baby lungs?

Benefits: The benefits of fetal lung maturity far outweigh the risks. They reduce neonatal death, improve lung function, and lessen the risk of bleeding into the brain. If you meet the criteria for steroids, talk with your physician about any apprehension. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

I am using dermovat cream clobetasol propionate for a small part of my chest skin where I am treating a keloid for 2 months, any steroid side effects?

Caution!: That is a very potent steroid cream, usually not prescribed for continuous use.It can cause your skin to thin, blood vessels to change, loss of normal elasticity, worsening of skin infections, and rarely can cause systemic symptoms.This is less likely with use on just a "small" part of skin, but small is a relative term! it usually does not shrink keloids. Better would be steroid injected directly. ...Read more

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Are steroid injections which are given to mature babies lungs. Harmful to unborn?

Are steroid injections which are given to mature babies lungs. Harmful to unborn?

No: The steroid used is specific to stabilizing membranes & improving lung production of surfactant. It mimics what happens naturally when if mom develops high blood pressure & natural stress steroids speed lung maturity.It is only given at specific gestation's where research shows it will help. No long term negatives are seen for baby. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

Many Adverse Effects: Side effects from taking oral Anabolic steroids can range from mild to severe. Hypertension, elevated cholesterol, changes in blood sugar, baldness, and cardiovascular disease occur. Males can develop gynecomastia or enlarged breasts, reduced sexual function, aggression. Irritability and testicular atrophy. Females can experience lowering of their voices, and increased body hair. ...Read more

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What are the most important side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids ?

What are the most important side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids ?

Risk vs Benefit: Elevated blood pressure, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, liver disease, testicular atrophy, development of breasts in men, increased body hair in women, decreased libido, depression, mood instability, and potential for violence. There are other side effects, but i thought this list would keep anyone from using anabolic steroids. It seems there is a lot to risk and to little gain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to topical steroids?

What are the side effects to topical steroids?

Depends: If topical steroids are used for short periods then they should be tolerated fine. Some steroids are more potent then others. They can lighthen or discolor the skin if used too long. They can cause atophy or loss of skin and sometimes tissue just below the skin. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using stanozolol and nandrolone steroids?

What are the side effects of using stanozolol and nandrolone steroids?

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

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Steroids (Definition)

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