Steroids

You may have heard of anabolic steroids, which can have harmful effects. But there's another type of steroid - sometimes called a corticosteroid - that treats a variety of problems. These steroids are similar to hormones that your adrenal glands make to fight stress associated with illnesses and injuries. They reduce inflammation and affect the immune system.

You may need to take corticosteroids to treat:

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  1. Steroids (National Library of Medicine)  
    You may have heard of anabolic steroids, which can have harmful effects. But there's another type of steroid - sometimes called a corticosteroid - that treats a variety of problems. These ...
  2. Anabolic Steroids (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids are synthetic (man-made) versions of testosterone. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It is needed to develop and ...
  3. A steroid injection is a shot of medicine used to relieve a swollen or inflamed area that is often ... medicine may be applied to the injection site. Steroid injections can be given into a bursa, joint, ...
  4. An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is the delivery of powerful anti-inflammatory medicine directly into the space outside of the sac ...
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  6. Drug Facts: Anabolic Steroids From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)  
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  8. Treating Asthma with Inhaled Steroids (Consumer Reports) - PDF  
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