Written by Bettyg
19 April 2013
from Lyme Disease 1991 Patient/Physician Perspectives from the USA
Lora Mermin, editor
"Corticosteroids, or steroids as they are commonly
called, are very important drugs in a wide variety of medical conditions.
They exert an anti-inflammatory effect and suppress the immune
system. This may be life saving in some diseases such as asthma and
On the other hand, steroids are rarely curative,
and are associated with harmful side effects if used for prolonged periods
of time. These include:
abnormal fat distribution and
predisposition in other infections.