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Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

Know one really knows why steroids cause high blood pressure in some people however, this effect may be caused by interactions with a cellular protein called proliferation-activation receptor Alpha (ppar-alpha).
Persons who take steroids can also develop diabetes, bone loss cararacts, glaucoms or multiple other side effects from long term medication use.

In brief: Unknown

Know one really knows why steroids cause high blood pressure in some people however, this effect may be caused by interactions with a cellular protein called proliferation-activation receptor Alpha (ppar-alpha).
Persons who take steroids can also develop diabetes, bone loss cararacts, glaucoms or multiple other side effects from long term medication use.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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