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Controversial Issue Cortisone

Doctors find it very competent, but it is pure poison for the patient.
Seven most common prejudices about cortisone and to what extent they are real.

1. Cortisone is pure chemical
Controversial Issue Cortisone Doctors find it very competent, but it is pure poison for the patient.
Seven most common prejudices about cortisone and to what extent they are real.
1. Cortisone is pure chemical
True: Cortisone is produced artificially. However it is not pure poison as some people put it.
Cortical hormone is produced in the suprarenal gland and is of crucial importance for human beings. It affects the metabolism, the body’s self defence system, blood circulation and the central nervous system. When faced pain, inflammation and fever, the body increases it’s production in order to meet the needs of the body. These positive features which are inflammation preventive have attracted scientists’ attention. The effective substance is produced in the laboratory adhering to natural ‘’Production Instruction’’. Modern preparates, are produced in such a way that despite lower dosage they are of optimal aid and with lesser side effects as possible. Preparates which are for external use, are preferably effective on the source of the illness, for example, on the skin where inflammation formation is observed. Cortisone preparates have a wide range of effect:
Doctors prescribe them for skin diseases such as psoriasis or neurodermitis. Cortisone is also used in rheumatism, asthma and allergic diseases..

2. Cortisone fattens
Does Cortisone really fatten? Specialists say "No". Cortisone containing pomades and creams that are
used for the treatment of skin diseases do not have an effect on weight and appearance provided that
they are applied in accordance with rules. These, at the first stage affect the skin externally. However,
when used for a long term and internally (for instance, in the form of infusion, injection or tablet) water
might gather in tissues and might cause an increase in the body weight.

3. Cortisone is harmful to organs
Most patients believe that Cortisone is a devil’s make and even attacks the organs. This is wrong.
For those who apply Cortisone externally in the form of cream, pomade or spray and who adhere to the prescribed dosage there is nothing to fear. Probable side effects such as decrease in the muscle mass
can only pause a threat in internal or long term applications. When applied in the form of infusion, injection
or tablet, effective substances reach the source of the illness (for instance to a joint with inflammation)
through blood circulation. In the long run this might put a burden on the organism.

4. Pomades or tablets – isn’t it the same thing
Pill or cream – each might contain cortisone. However, as far as the side effects are concerned, it makes
a difference whether you swallowed a pill or you applied cream. Tablets reach the blood circulation through the gastroenteral path. Blood distributes the effective substance to the whole body. This is not restricted
only to the main source of the disease. This systematic effect might cause further side effects. This is the difference between cream and pomade: Cream or pomade is basically effective on the area where it is applied.

5. Due to cortisone skin becomes thinner

Those who use cortisone for short term treatment of an insect bite or sun burnt do not need to be
concerned. This does not damage skin.
For a long term treatment the following is applicable:
Those who use preparates containing cortisone for a long time and in high dosages should take into
account that the skin structure could change.
However a dermatologist makes sure that side effects are kept at minimum if possible:
He arranges the cortisone treatment in accordance with the individual skin type, the location and the
state of the skin diseased.
Whether the affected skin part is in the face or in a hairy part or the body makes difference. The
dermatologist makes a choice between oil containing bases and emulsions accordingly. To further
protect the skin, at least during the acute stages patients should carry out skin care for inflamed and
irritated skin with a preparate not containing cortisone, a base cream. Whether you should stop using cortisone preparates or when you should stop using them is determined by your physician.

6. Kortison helps only at short notice Kortison:

A large assistance, but only for short duration. Many patients believe that. They reject the medicine. To injustice: The much did not only discuss preparation heals acute skin problems like a sun fire. When chronic skin suffering such as shed lichen or Neurodermitis Kortison is the most important support leg of the therapy. Applies also here: Apart from regular application the individually co-ordinated dose is important, in order to be able to treat the skin illness on a long-term basis and successfully.

7. Kortison destroys bones Does Kortison go on the bones?

With longer and internal income this side effect can unfortunately occur, says experts. Therefore the treating physician use and risks weighs carefully. He selects a dose, which brings on the one hand optimal use, but if possible few side effects to the patient. In order to prevent a bone decrease with a Kortisontherapie, physicians give additionally and calcium preparations to Vitamin D.


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