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Prednisone is a man-made hormone commonly known as a “steroid.” Prednisone is essentially the same as hormonal cortisone, which the human body creates on its own...

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Prednisone Side Effects

As with any medication, side effects are possible with prednisone or steroids as well; however, not every person who take the medicine will have complications. In fact, the majority of people endure it rather effectively.

If side effects do arise, they can be treated easily by you or your medical specialist. Prednisone and steroid side effects range from mild irritations to serious, irreparable damage, and they appear more often with higher dosage amounts and prolonged medication use. Side effects include preservation of sodium (salt), weight gain, hypertension, loss of potassium, stress and muscle susceptibility. Prednisone can also trigger, ulcers in the duodenum and stomach, worsening of diabetic issues, infrequent menses, rounding of the spine ("buffalo hump"), weight problems, retardation of growth, convulsions, and psychological disturbances.

The psychological disturbances include depressive disorders, euphoria, sleeping disorders, mood swings, personality fluctuations, and even psychotic behaviors.

Skin changes are typical side-effects of prednisone and steroids. Skin thinning, an inclination to bruise quickly and extensively with minimal stress and the growth of large hematomas (bruises) are frequent. Purple striped scars on the thighs, buttocks, belly and arms may appear. Also oily skin, pimple breakouts

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