CORTISTEROIDS

WHAT IS A CORTISTEROID?

Did you know that Naspharma steroids can be prescribed to treat hormonal issues for instance delayed puberty and also treat diseases that cause muscle loss such as cancer? Steroids also known as corticosteroids or gluococorticoids are strong medicines that have got short term and long term side effects. This drug has though been abused by people and even athletes by taking them either orally, injecting them into their muscles or applying to their skins as cream, gel or patch.

These are medicines that medics use to treat many chronic diseases like lungs. One of its benefit is that it is good in reducing inflammation and mucus production in the airways of the lungs. Anabolic steroid is another type of steroid apart from steroid itself; that has got very harmful side effects. It is used to illegally by athletes for bodybuilding purposes.

One may ask if the body can make steroids. Well, yes because a hormone known as cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands which are natural. This hormone is vital for life and one’s well-being as during stress; our bodies produce extra cortisol to prevent us from being very sick. This hormone is actually released every morning. This is how it works; the brain monitors the amount and regulates the adrenal function. The brain cannot tell the difference between its own natural cortisone and that the medicines but if taken in high dosage the brain may stop or decrease cortisol production this leads to adrenal suppression. For the hormone to be produced at a normal level, the medics tend to decrease steroid dosage.

These medicines are available in various ways like nasal sprays, metered-dose- inhalers, oral forms (pills or syrups), injections and intravenous (IV) solutions. Inhaled steroids, pills and syrups are sometimes recommended for people with chronic lung disease. Those who inject them run risk of contracting hepatitis and transmitting HIV/AIDS.

Anabolic steroid if abused may lead to permanent mental issues like: paranoid jealousy, extreme irritability, delusions and impaired judgement this is a short-term effect. In a long-term effect, the following may be experienced in general that is: kidney failure, liver damage, high blood pressure and changes in blood cholesterol which tend to increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. Let us see other effects in gender-and-age specific, like men; they may experience shrinking testicles, decreased sperm count, baldness, increased risk of prostrate cancer and development of breasts. In women though, include enlarged clitoris, growth of facila hair, male-pattern baldness, change in menstrual cycle and deepened voice. Lastly but not least in teens, they may encounter stunted growth and stunted height.

Like any other drugs, anabolic steroid even those made by Naspharma are also addictive. If one may decide to stop, they may encounter withdrawal symptoms such as mood swings, fatigue, and restlessness, loss of appetite, sleep problems, decreased sex dive and steroid cravings. However, the most serious one is depression as it may lead to suicidal attempts. Patients have though being prescribed anti-depressants to treat the depression and also pain medicines for headaches and muscle and joint pains.