Steroids

Corticosteroids are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases like asthma, allergies, rashes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as many other conditions. They work by reducing inflammation and swelling often caused by intense immune responses. These powerful drugs can make a huge difference in many conditions, but they also come with myriad side effects, especially when used over the long term. MedShadow’s coverage focuses on the benefits and side effects of corticosteroids, and provides options that in some cases, may help you safely reduce your usage and lower risk.

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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids, also known as glucocorticoids or steroids, aren’t the same as the anabolic steroids athletes misuse. Corticosteroids are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases like asthma, allergies, rashes,...

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