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HACE (high altitude cerebral oedema)Spinal Cord Injury ( within 8 hours)Bacterial Meningitis[4]Side EffectsCorticosteroids will only be prescribed if the potential benefits of treatment outweigh the risks, at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.Short term usehas few side effects.eg steroid injections, a steroid inhaler, short course of steroid tablets.Prolonged treatmentat high doses – particularly with steroid tablets – cause side effects in some people. Potential side effects of long-term treatment include:[5]loss of muscle mass and Osteoporosis. A 1988 study looking into the "Effects of moderate physical training on prednisone-induced protein wasting" found that moderate exercise training can prevent, at least in part, the protein loss induced by prednisone.ie the osteoporosis and muscle wasting caused by protein wasting.[6]increased fatty depositsreduction in zinc, Vitamin D, and C levelsloss of potassium, fluid retention.Corticosteroids with strong mineralocorticoid effects, such as fludrocortisone and hydrocortisone, produce the greatest amount of fluid retention. Corticosteroid-induced fluid retention can be severe

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Term
Spring
Professor
Mohamed
Tags
Cortisol

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