Corticosteroid myopathy presents as weakness and wasting of the proximal limb and girdle muscles and is generally reversible following cessation of therapy.
Corticosteroids inhibit intestinal calcium absorption and increase urinary calcium excretion leading to bone resorption and bone loss. Bone loss of 3% over one year has been demonstrated with prednisolone 10 mg per day. Postmenopausal females are particularly at risk for loss of bone density. Sixteen percent of elderly patients treated with corticosteroids for 5 years may experience vertebral compression fractures. One author reported measurable bone loss over two years in women on concomitant therapy with prednisolone mg per day and tamoxifen. [ Ref ]
I had been suffering from SD on my face (cheeks, chin, forehead, eyelids, nose, and sides of my face) for two years. My face was always swollen, red, flakey, and had a stinging feeling. Prescription creams did not help at ALL. I was using apricot scrub to get off the dead skin then washed my face with a coal tar shampoo, then applied rubbing alcohol to my face and followed that up with hydro cortisone cream. This kept it under control but all those chemicals were bad for my skin and my face always stung. I was searching for an all natural organic solution to this problem. I found Aim 2 Health SKIN REMEDIES on Google and decided to try “My Daughter's Hand & Body TheraCream -with 10% Urea” It worked! I have now been using the cream for one and a half years and it continues to work. At first I used it every day but now I apply it only a few times a week and I have not had a breakout of SD in over a year and a half. The cream stings a little for about a minute after applying it but that is how I know it is working. The cream works awesome and my skin has never been better. Sincerely, Adam Caulfield, Rochester, NY
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body. This then that causes inflammation of the lining of the joints. Over time, damage to the bones will result in bone erosion and deformity. RA is a whole body disease that can affect organs outside the joints as well, such as the eyes, lungs, blood vessels and skin.  In a study, 61% of patients with RA and 76% of dermatologists reported skin abnormalities.  While this disorder can cause discomfort, in most cases, it can be treated or managed.