Steroid Drugs Ease Inflammation, but Use Them With Caution

Steroid medications relieve inflammation and pain, but they may cause potentially harmful side effects.

The first steroid medication, cortisone, earned the reputation of a “miracle drug” more than 60 years ago when it was found to be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, the number of steroid medications has grown, along with the number of diseases and disorders that are treated with them. But, the list of possible […]


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