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Information on Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a certain chemical compound which iscommonly used as a substitute for Hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone is a steroidhormone produced by the adrenal gland and it is important for the regulation ofvarious body functions. If a person suffers from Hydrocortisone deficiency, itmay even be fatal in some cases. The production of Hydrocortisone in the humanbody may be reduced due to various factors. The most common causes are Addition’sdisease, problems with the functioning of the pituitary gland, birth defectcongenital adrenal hyperplasia and a removed adrenal gland. All these medicalconditions affect the way adrenal gland functions. Prednisolone is commonlytaken with certain other types of supplementary medicaments and its dailydosage is usually no more than 5 milligrams.

What are the side effects of Prednisolone?

As any other steroid, prednisolone may affect one’s healthin both positive and negative ways. Allsteroids sometimes affect one’s moods in rather unpredictable ways and they maybe associated with the occurrence of restlessness, depression, anxiety, stress,etc. Those who suffer from mental illness or have weak mental health are proneto such changes. Prednisolone may also be associated with chemical imbalancesand changes in the levels of calcium, water, sugar and potassium in the body.Prednisolone sometimes may cause abnormal increased hunger and lead to weightgain and obesity. It may also be affiliated with a slower healing ability ofthe body. The body becomes weaker and more susceptible to various differentsorts of infections. Prednisolone also causes deposition of fats which usuallyleads to the occurrence of swelling of the breasts. Higher dosage ofprednisolone is often related with various problems which affect the menstrualcycles. The most common problems include irregularities in the occurrence ofthe actual menstrual cycle and its complete absence.

Another side effect of prednisolone includes the developmentof rounded patches and purple linings on the skin. Sometimes the symptoms maybe similar to the symptoms of the Cushing’s syndrome. Some patients mayexperience increased pressure of fluid inside the eye balls, cataract in theeye, wearing of the outer eye cover and several other eye related problems. Prednisolonemay also sometimes interact with certain other types of medicaments and drugs.Other side effects of prednisolone which are not that common but still mayoccur include increased hair growth, acne, bed wetting, insomnia, headaches,vomiting, decreased bone density, dizziness, etc.

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