The use of prednisone is a topic that is highly charged in some circles. My point of view is that we all need to weigh the pros and cons of using steroids in light of our own individual circumstances.
Prednisone was the first medication that gave me relief from the unrelenting pain that was making my life a nightmare. It was prescribed by my orthopedic doctor while I was waiting to get in to see a rheumatologist. That was in March of 2010. I have not been completely off of prednisone since.
I know several people who cannot take prednisone because of other health issues, and I feel for them. My best friend is has Type 1 diabetes and uses an insulin pump. Her blood sugar levels get dangerously high if she is given prednisone. She can take Toradol, an NSAID, which is a blessing for her.
One of the biggest “issues” with prednisone is the weight gain factor. Prednisone actually causes weight to be redistributed to the face, abdomen and back, and it makes a ...
Generic Name: PREDNISONE CONCENTRATE SOLUTION - ORAL Pronounced: (PRED-ni-sone) Prednisone Intensol Oral Overdose
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Prednisone Intensol Oral Missed Dose
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Fecal incontinence affects many people who have Alzheimer's disease . It can occur at any stage of Alzheimer's disease, but is more common in middle stage and very common in late stage Alzheimer's . There are caregiving stratagies to improve and, in some cases, eliminate bowel incontinence. Here's How!
Exclude Diseases That Cause of Fecal Incontinence
Remember, people with Alzheimer's can get sick too. Fecal incontinence may just be a symptom of an underlying health problem and will require evaluation by a doctor and appropriate treatment. Examples of symptoms that require medical investigation include; blood and or mucus in feces, weight loss, changes in bowel movements (e.g. diarrhoea or impacted faeces), infection, excessive wind, pain.
Fecal incontinence can be caused by many diseases or conditions. These include; medication side effects, recent surgery, infection, trauma, cancer, diseases of the bowel such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis.
Most Common C...
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