You've probably heard about such drugs called anabolic steroids. Perhaps you also heard that they can be harmful to the body? But there is another type of steroids that are called corticosteroids. Such drugs can treat many health problems. Such steroids can be compared with hormonal drugs that affect the work of the adrenal glands and help to fight various diseases, stress, and injuries. Corticosteroids reduce pain, reduce the area of inflammation and have a special effect on the entire immune system.
Many people use corticosteroids to treat the following diseases:
Skin diseases (rash or eczema)
Some types of cancer
Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, lupus, and others)
It is important to remember that steroids are very powerful drugs that can give side effects. These include cataracts, a problem with the kidneys, liver, bone weakness and more.