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Lifestyle: Why Corticosteroids Could Be Beneficial For Your Health

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With summer coming into its dog days and fall coming up soon, now is the time to start focusing on getting vaccinated for what many consider the start of cold and flu season.

With cooler temperatures comes a keener acuity and sensitivity to such afflictions as asthma, lupus, sarcoidosis and potential ailments due to the air getting colder and thinner. While it may not be an issue now as it is still July, here are some reasons why oral steroids from steroidsfax.com, for example, could benefit one’s health.

Per the official Mayo Clinic website, Corticosteroids, which include the drugs, cortisone, prednisone and hydrocortisone, are used to help treat asthma and other breathing-type issues by mimicking various hormonal effects that the body produces naturally via the adrenal glands, that sit atop your kidneys.

With the ability to go above the body’s normal abilities, corticosteroids suppress the immune system, enabling them to help control inflammation, thus reducing the signs and symptoms of both arthritis and asthma.

Thanks to being able to ingested by mouth, inhaler and intranasal spray, topically and by injection, corticosteroids is a versatlie and multi-faceting solution to those suffering from allergies and breathing issues.

As with any drug, oral and inhaled corticosteroids have their side effects and drawbacks such as Elevated pressure in the eyes (glaucoma), high blood pressure, problems with mood, memory, behavior and other psychological effect and potential weight gain, with fat deposits in your abdomen, face and the back of your neck and hoarseness.

Additional side effects for taking topical corticosteroids include skin thinning, loss of color in the skin, facial flushing, insomnia and high blood sugar. Obviously, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks, but depending on the current health of said person, it may be well worth the reward of better health.

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