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Cortisone

Cortisone is a hormone, which is, among others, produced by the suprarenal glands. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, yet the right dosage is important. As far as cortisone is concerned, high dosages are not the point, but rather a precisely targeted treatment. The side effects of cortisone become especially apparent during long-term or permanent therapy. , For instance, the body reduces its own production of cortisone. Therefore, administration of cortisone may not be terminated abruptly but must be phased out. In addition, cortisone has a damaging effect on the bones and can facilitate osteoporosis, albeit only after long-term use and the long-term intake of calcium, vitamin D or fluorine. If used over an extended period of time, cortisone may also trigger diabetes.

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