Prednisone Disadvantage


Glucocorticoids are chemically synthesized steroids that mimic the effects of natural hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Parnisone should be used at the lowest possible dose to fight this disease. However, the common mistake of inexperienced doctors is to reduce the dose of prednisone or to interrupt it too quickly. Because prednisone is used so often, people are often concerned about the possible side effects. Undesirable effects occur more often when using prednisone in high doses or in the long term.
Possible side effects include:

  • Water retention
  • edema
  • Weight gain / obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • High level of fat in the blood
  • Potassium loss
  • headache
  • Muscle weakness
  • Edema or face of the moon
  • Facial hair growth
  • Bruising is easy
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Purple stripes (furrows) of the skin
  • Poor wound healing
  • osteoporosis
  • cataract
  • glaucoma
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Aseptic necrosis
  • Uneven periods
  • Rounding of the upper back
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Increased appetite
  • insomnia
  • Psychiatric problems (depression, mood swings, objects search, personality changes)
  • Suppression of normal adrenal function