Many rheumatologists at least verbalize a reluctance to use “cortisone”-like drugs such as prednisone in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis ; but many, if not most, rheumatologists do use prednisone. Prednisone, even in low dosages, can cause high blood sugar, cardiovascular disease, weight gain, and osteoporosis . And prednisone may also contribute to increased infection risk, hypertension , depression , cataracts, and peptic ulcer disease.
But prednisone is an excellent anti-inflammatory, and it has been conclusively shown that low dosages of prednisone decrease bone damage due to rheumatoid arthritis. Patients report decreased joint swelling and tenderness, and researchers have noted a slowing in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
Medications such as prednisone enter cells and bind to a receptor. This decreases biochemicals which produce inflammation, in as little a dose as 7.5mg of prednisone. Prednisone can also replace the body’s natural “cortisone,” which is normall...
Generic Name: PREDNISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (PRED-nih-sone) Prednisone Oral Precautions
Before taking prednisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
current/past infections (such as fungal infections,
heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart
high blood pressure
stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcer,
bone loss (osteoporosis)
mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety,
eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma)
mineral imbalance (such as low level of potassium/calcium i...
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...
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