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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 ...
Nervous about a date?? Rest assured some of you will get that fateful, larger than life zit, that invariably shows up when we are stressed and can ill afford it....did you say stressed?? Well did the pimple actually erupt because you were stressed?? or did you get stressed because the pimple erupted??
According to experts - yes, the acne may have come because instead of adopting a yoga stance and ohming your way to calm and reserved demeanor - you chose to let stress rule the roost!!
Stress can cause a myriad of skin problems - hair falling out, skin breaking out, skin flushing and so on. Grey hairs too? Well, if you pull out your hair, because you are stressed, the new hair that grows back could indeed grow in grey. You could also develop alopecia - bald spots - that may indeed be caused to some degree by unmanaged stress. What does the stress do exactly? It causes increased levels of cortisol which can in one case cause excess oil production...
Definition Injury to the kidney and ureter is damage to these organs of the upper urinary tract. Alternative Names Kidney damage; Toxic injury of the kidney; Kidney injury; Traumatic injury of the kidney; Fractured kidney; Inflammatory injury of the kidney; Bruised kidney; Ureteral injury Causes, incidence, and risk factors The kidneys are located in the flank (back of the upper abdomen at either side of the spinal column). They are deep in the abdomen and are protected by the spine, lower rib cage, and strong muscles of the back. This location protects the kidneys from many outside forces. The kidneys are well-padded for a reason -- they have a large blood supply. Injury can lead to severe bleeding. Kidneys may be injured by damage to the blood vessels that supply or drain them, including: Aneurysm Arterial blockage Arteriovenous fistula Renal vein thrombosis (clotting) Trauma Kidney injuries may also be caused by: Angiomyolipoma, a noncancerous tumor Autoimmune disorders Bladder outlet obstruction C...
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