By Arushi Bidhuri

Published Apr 12, 2023

Side Effects Of Steroids

Steroids or corticosteroid tablets are anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat various diseases such as asthma, eczema, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. While they can be beneficial, they can also have adverse effects. 

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Regular consumption of steroids can lead to different types of digestive problems, including indigestion and heartburn. 

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Digestion Problems

Steroids can have a significant impact on your metabolism and how your body deposits fat, which can increase your appetite and lead to weight gain. 

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Increased Appetite 

Have you been facing sleep problems ever since you started taking steroids? Taking steroids every day can disrupt your normal sleep-wake cycle.

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Sleeping Problems 

Certain steroids can lead to high blood sugar levels for people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that these levels go back to normal when people stop taking steroids.

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Steroids can affect the way your body uses vitamin D and calcium, which can lead to bone loss, and osteoporosis and put you at risk of getting broken bones.

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Weak Bones

Steroid use can result in anxiety, sadness, paranoia, and psychosis in persons who are predisposed to mental health issues.

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Mental Health Problems

One side effect of certain steroids is eye problems. Excessive use of steroids can lead to eye problems like glaucoma and cataract.

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Eye Problems

Less than three weeks of steroid pill use is unlikely to result in any serious side effects, as per National Health Institutes, UK. But, if you have to take them frequently or for a long time, you can experience certain negative effects.

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Keep In Mind

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