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What are steroids? What are the effects of steroids?

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Steroid powders, also known as steroids and steroid hormones, usually refer to a chemical substance, that is, the hormone produced by the body itself. Of course, some are synthetic.

Steroid powders play an important auxiliary role in the functional activities of organs, tissues and cells. Individual growth and development requires the hormone in the body to maintain a certain level, which can also be said to be maintained in a balanced state.

Steroid powders mainly include adrenocortical hormones secreted by adrenal cortex and sex hormones secreted by gonads.

What is cortisone?

Cortisone is a fast acting anti-inflammatory drug, which is synthetic and plays the same role as glucocorticoid secreted by adrenal cortex. Cortisone plays a role by inhibiting or delaying the inflammatory response initiated by the immune system.

What diseases can steroid powders be used to treat?

Cortisone is mainly used to treat allergic and edema diseases. Hormones can relieve symptoms of the following diseases:

Rheumatoid arthritis


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Autoimmune diseases such as lupus

Multiple sclerosis

For skin rashes, such as eczema and other skin lesions, doctors usually recommend that patients use hormones for a short time to treat allergic reactions, such as severe kudzu rash.

Steroid powders exist in many forms

Doctors usually make appropriate choices according to the individual needs of patients and the impact of hormones on the body. Steroid hormones usually include the following forms:

Tablets or liquids

Oral spray

Nasal spray

Injection preparation

Skin ointment

Venous input

Side effects of steroid powders

The side effects of steroid hormones mainly depend on the drug dose and use time. Short term use of hormones can cause weight gain, facial edema, nausea, mood swings and difficulty sleeping.

Of course, there may also be skin thinning, acne, abnormal hair growth and abnormal blood glucose and blood pressure peaks. In addition, due to the inhibitory effect of hormones on the immune system, the probability of infection will increase.

Long term side effects of steroid powders

Long term and heavy use of hormones can cause serious side effects. Heavy use of hormones for more than 3 months can cause osteoporosis and growth retardation in children.

Other side effects, dried meat floss, eye diseases such as cataracts, and increased risk of diabetes.

How do I stop using steroid powders?

It is not advisable to stop steroid powders suddenly, because it may induce mood change, fatigue, irritability, muscle pain, depression, decreased sexual desire, etc.

In addition, it may lead to the recurrence of diseases targeted by hormones. Therefore, we should gradually reduce the amount and listen to the opinions of doctors, which can minimize the negative effects of hormone withdrawal.

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