The Adverse Effects of Corticosteroids | Abstract
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The Adverse Effects of Corticosteroids

Author(s): Arpan Chattopadhyay*

Background: Corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines) are basically used to give comfort for inflamed areas or different portion of the human body. They lessen swelling of body, redness in the body, itching, and allergic reactions. They are basically used as procedure of the treatment for a numerous different diseases, Like as acute allergies or dermatological problems which are very common, Problem in breathing, or arthritis. There are Two main division of corticosteroids, One is glucocorticoids and another is mineralocorticoids, Which are include in a lots of range of physiological processes, It creates stress response and immune response in the person, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate and protein catabolism, electrolyte levels in the blood, psychological behavior. The corticosteroid has two types of mechanism of action one is Genomic and another is Non genomic actions. It is administered in three different ways in the body.
Objectives: To observe the adverse effect of corticosteroids. I try to find the different physiological response of the body for different doses of corticosteroids. Corticosteroid drugs- include cortisone, hydrocortisone and prednisone. But these drugs also carry a high risk of serious physiological side effects. So I try to find different effects of corticosteroids in the human body.

Methodology: Systematic data collected from the electric database. I also use qualitative methods and gather some data. Content analysis method is used.