SIDE EFFECTS of Prednisone and Steroids that You NEED to Know!

by | Mar 5, 2024

Prednisone and other steroids are commonly prescribed medications for managing various inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.

These medications work by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system’s response, thereby alleviating pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups.

While they can provide rapid relief from symptoms, long-term use of prednisone and steroids may lead to several side effects, including weight gain, increased risk of infections, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and mood changes.

Therefore, doctors typically prescribe them at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration possible to minimize these adverse effects.

It’s essential for individuals taking prednisone or steroids to follow their healthcare provider’s recommendations closely, undergo regular monitoring, and discuss any concerns or side effects with their healthcare team.

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