If you take into account the long term risks of corticosteroids it will motivate you to improve your health to avoid them or get OFF of them.
If you are using steroids long term, you likely already know that it can be very harmful to stop taking them or even to miss a dose. When your doctor attempts to wean you off of them, he or she will do it very slowly. Rapid weaning of steroids can cause dangerous complications!
Respiratory complications can get dangerous fast!
The post below was curated from patient.uk.com
This information highlights the importance of notifying caregivers of your steroid use for one year AFTER you take them.
STEROID TREATMENT CARD
Notes for Patients:
Adverse effects are dose-related and often predictable according to the glucocorticoid actions (eg diabetes, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, neuropsychiatric effects) and mineralocorticoid actions (eg hypertension, and electrolyte and fluid balance).
In addition to the disadvantages of longer-term treatment, there are several clinical scenarios worthy of special mention:
Corticosteroids and surgery
Adrenal suppression caused by steroid therapy may result in an inadequate adrenocortical response to surgery (acute adrenocortical insufficiency can precipitate hypotension and death).
Anaesthetists must be informed when patients have taken corticosteroids within 3 months of surgery
Corticosteroids and live vaccines
Live vaccines should not be given within 3 months of:
Corticosteroids in pregnancy and breast-feeding
The 1997 review of the CSM looked at safety in pregnancy and lactation. This stressed again the importance of weighing risk and benefit.
Corticosteroids and infection
Corticosteroids affect the severity and clinical presentation of infections as well as susceptibility to infections.
original source of article: www.patient.co.uk
This information also highlights the importance of attending to your health sooner than later!
You may get sick enough to warrant the use of corticosteroids if you don’t do the work that needs to be done now!
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