Corticosteroids: Episode 122

Share this

Corticosteroids

 
  • Corticosteroids are used to treat a range of issues. From asthma, lupus and organ rejections too rashes and inflammation. They have been hailed as a wonder drug and for some people they are but there are some side effects to we aware of.

  • Chip Review @ (11:50): Feast & Fury – Habanero Hickory BBQ

  • Trivia question of the week @ (09:28): How many black keys are there on a traditional piano?

  • Follow us on Instagram: 2pts_n_a_bagofchips and/or Twitter @2PTsNaBagOChips to see photos, video and get additional episode specific information throughout the week.

  • Thanks for listening!!

 

To Subscribe, Review and Download select your preferred hyperlink below 

Apple Podcasts:

Google Play:

Youtube: 

Stitcher: 

Podbean: 

Spotify:

 

Brief overview of the episode:

            Corticosteroids are used to suppress inflammation and immune response. They are commonly used to treat lupus, asthma, arthritis, autoimmune disease, as an anti-rejection medication, Addison’s disease, and for diagnostic purposes. Glucocorticoids are natural produced by the adrenal glands from cholesterol with Cortisol being the basis for corticosteroids.

            Most people are familiar with cortisone, hydrocortisone and prednisone but there are many other versions all used to treat different areas. Corticosteroids can be administered in an number of routes, oral, pill, cream and injection. Oral is the most common.

            Prednisone is the most common oral corticosteroid. This form of administration means the corticostroids travel around the entire body. Which leads to a great potential for side effects because more systems are involved. Thankfully short-term use is not typically associated with any meaningful issues. Long-term use does however present some issues.

            Some of the more common and concerning side effects include, glaucoma, skin thinning, diabetic issues, bone health issues, immune system suppression (when that is not the desired use) and both high and low blood pressure.

            When corticosteroids are used and monitored appropriately there is little concern for significant side effects.

 

Other episodes you might enjoy:  

Neuropathy: Episode 118
Rhizotomy: Episode 116
Role of Modalities in PT: Episode 90

Related News

Sitting is the New Smoking: Episode 62
September 23, 2019

Sitting is the New Smoking: Episode 62 In this episode: Sitting is not really the new smoking. It does however; make a good point about modern day lifestyles. Chip...

Neuropathy: Episode 118
October 19, 2020

Neuropathy    Neuropathy occurs when peripheral nerves are damaged. This can happen for a number of reasons ranging from diabetes, infections, chemotherapy and drug or alcohol abuse. Chip Review...

FAI/Hip Labrum: Episode 21
December 10, 2018

FAI/Hip Labrum: Episode 21 FAI (Femoral Acetabular Impingement) is becoming a common diagnosis. This is a bony change that causes the hip labrum to tear and fray. Both cause...

Others about Rebound

Menu Title