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What are Crohn's Disease Steroids:

Steroids used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease, are known as glucocorticosteroids or glucocorticoids. These steroids are different from anabolic steroids used by athletes to enhance performance. Glucocorticoids function to reduce inflammation. These drugs are generally used to treat most moderate and severe attacks of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Possible side effects include rounding of the face, redness of the face, increased appetite and weight gain, mood changes, acne, increased energy and insomnia, ankle swelling in malnourished people, night sweats, facial hair growth (rarely noticeable), softening of the bones, reduced immunity, cataracts, glaucoma, reduced potassium level, high blood pressure, and possible ulcers. Not all side effects have been listed, consult your doctor for further information.

See related articles:
Crohn's Disease General Information
Drug Therapy for Crohn's Disease
Drugs that Reduce Inflammation
Drugs that Treat Symptoms

Drug Therapy articles:
5-ASA (5-Aminosalicylate)
Antidiarrheals
Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease
Bile-salt Binders
Bulk Formers
Immunosuppressive Drugs
Steroids for Crohn's Disease
Sulfasalasinze for Crohn's Disease

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