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High use of steroids increases risk of heart disease

Steroids used to treat skin conditions, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders are well known for their side effects in high doses, however heart attacks and strokes are the most serious. Researchers found that systemic use of high dose glucocorticoids conveyed an extremely high risk of the user suffering from a cardiovascular or cerebrovascular event during their treatment compared to non-users. The higher risk was due to the associated steroid side effects of increased blood sugar, blood pressure and body weight.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Pak Tribune

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About: High use of steroids increases risk of heart disease

Date: 11 January 2006

Source: Pak Tribune


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