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The steroid-using group included 12 male weight lifters, average age 40, who reported taking about 675 milligrams of steroids per week for nine years. The control group was seven age-matched, male weight lifters who reported no steroid exposure. Both groups had similar durations of past and current weight lifting and other physical activity, as well as similar cardiac risk factors other than steroid use. Although the users and non-users had comparable body-mass indices and body-surface areas, the steroid users had more muscle mass than the non-users.

High dosages of oral corticosteroids taken daily for prolonged periods of time can have serious systemic side effects including bone loss ( osteoporosis), increased risk of infections and diabetes and cataracts, thinning of skin, stretch marks, increased facial/body hair growth, acne, fluid retention, weight gain with redistribution of fat (fat deposits on back and face, thinning of limbs), muscle weakness, decreased resistance to infections, stomach ulcers, mood swings, insomnia, suppression of the body's own production of cortisol, etc.

Even worse is that very often the diseases that these drugs are being prescribed for ARE treatable with lifestyle measures such as diet and nutrients- despite the fact that few doctors address lifestyle solutions. There ARE doctors out there who are effectively treating many of these health problems without dangerous drugs and by aggressive measures that STRENGTHEN rather than suppress the immune system. Keep reading to learn about why the combination of Corticosteroids and Quinolone Antibiotics can be a recipe for the disaster that is Cipro Tendonitis...

Long term effects steroid injections

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