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Questions tagged [steroids]

Used here to refer to a class of drugs that are technically known as glucocorticoids. (For the endogenous hormones, please tag with name of hormone and 'endocrinology' if appropriate.) Steroids are used for a wide variety of allergic and inflammatory disorders.

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Safety of low dose testosterone therapy on biologically female individuals?

With the raising awareness about gender identity and specifically the recognition of non-binary identities, new challenges are faced by medicine. Specifically, there are individuals who don't feel ...
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Anabolic Effects of Beta-Ecdysterone

Should one expect similar gains in muscle mass from supplementing beta-ecdysteroid to anabolic steroids like Nerobol or Methylandrostenediol? From the research I have done so far it is clear that beta-...
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How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form?

How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form (inhalation)? What carrier gas would be adequate? CO, CO2, NO (Nitric Oxide)?
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How to safely prescribe steroids in Aphthous ulcers?

Topical steroids are the mainstay of treatment in Aphthous ulcers. An important differential diagnosis of oral aphthous ulcers is intra oral herpetic ulcers. And sometimes, it may be difficult to ...
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How do corticosteroids cause high blood pressure?

Taking corticosteroids can result in high blood pressure. Is anything known about the physiological mechanism behind this? Why do corticosteroids have this side effect? Since it's been mentioned in ...
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Low dose and high dose dexamethason supression test

What is the difference between high dose and low dose dexamethason suppression test in Cushing Syndrome diagnosis?
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Minimum time between typhoid vaccine and prednisone treatment?

Having recently completed the typhoid oral vaccine series (live attenuated), I note that one of the described drug interactions are corticosteroids. What is the nature of this drug interaction - is it ...
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Using corticosteroids during pregnancy

I recently learned that steroids are sometimes given to mothers in preterm labor. For example: If a baby is at risk of being born too early, giving the mother steroids before the birth can help ...
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How do steroids work in treating a multiple sclerosis relapse?

I have been trying to find this out with no luck. I understand that they don't affect the long term progression of the disease so don't seem to affect the demyelination, but I'm not sure how they ...
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Psychosis while using prednisone: how long will it last?

I am 29 years old, male, and for about a year I have been treated with prednisone for an Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemy; I started with 50mg/day; the dose was sistematically reduced (now I am at 5 mg/day),...
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Severe asthma and autoimmune skin reactions with no relief [closed]

I have lived almost my entire life in Ross County, Ohio, which is quite polluted. I remember smelling the paper mill when I was young, I don't even smell it anymore, but people comment about it when ...
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How do topical steroid withdrawal relate to adrenal insufficiency?

In the International Topical Steroid Awareness Network (ITSAN) website, there is a list of symptoms that relieve after you discontinuing topical steroid. I will list here some of them: Signs and ...
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What is the time frame of developing adrenal suppression when taking oral corticosteroids?

I was prescribed a short-term prednisolone therapy. From my research, it seems that many of the side effects are associated with prednisolone replacing the natural corticosteroids produced by the body,...
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What are the long term health risks from repeated cortisone injections?

I broke my elbow (radial head fracture, approximately 13 months ago). A year after the accident it still hurt during some activities (such as riding my bicycle), so I returned to the orthopedist. The ...
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Are steroids effective for treatment of ACEI-induced angioedema?

A class of blood pressure medications called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI, e.g. lisinopril, benazepril, etc) sometimes have a side effect of angioedema, usually manifesting as lip ...
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Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons?

It is often recommended not get over around 2 cortisone injections for a tendinitis. Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons? I have crossposted the question at: http://qr.ae/TbMNEb
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Why do doctors prescribe steroid tablets even though they know the side effects?

Sometimes doctors prescribe steroid tablets to suppress pain for diseases, such as arthritis. Why do they prescribe it even though they know the side effects?