Steroids Are Strong Chemical Substances That Can Decrease Swelling And Inflammation Quickly

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Steroids are strong chemical substances that can decrease swelling and inflammation quickly. These drugs are closely related to cortisol, a hormone that is produced from the cortex of the adrenal glands. Another name for Steroids is Corticosteroids. They are mostly used when it comes to arthritis treatment because of their anti-inflammatory properties, but is recommended as a low dose or short term treatment when possible to reduce side effects. Some of the Corticosteroids drugs include Budesonide, Betamethasone, Cortisone, Hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone and Prednisolone. These drugs can be given orally, injected into the vein or muscle, applied locally to the skin or injected directly into inflamed joints. They also control inflammation of the joints and organs in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, dermatomyositis and vasculitis. There is another steroid called anabolic steroids which is the familiar name for synthetic variants of the male sex hormone testosterone. The proper terms for these compounds is Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS). Anabolic referring to muscle building and androgenic referring to increased male sexual characteristics. They can be prescribe to treat conditions resulting from steroids hormone deficiency such as, delayed puberty, as well as diseases that result in loss of lean muscle mass, such as cancer and Aids. But some athletes, bodybuilders and others abuse these…

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