What is Cortisone?
Cortisone is a corticoid hormone, also called glucocorticoid. This hormone is naturally synthesized by the human body. By reducing the natural responses of the immune system, it suppresses the inflammatory responses of the body. Cortisone is sold by prescription as an oral medication and is a type of medication that can cause serious medical problems as a result of misuse.
Why Is Cortisone Used?
Cortisone is used to treat several different medical conditions such as adrenocortical insufficiency, anemia, asthma, various allergic responses, primarily seasonal allergies, types of arthritis including lupus, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions such as severe psoriasis, and ulcerative colitis. It can also be used in the process of hormone replacement therapy in case of deficiency of certain hormones.
Do asthma medications contain cortisone? Does it make you fat? Is it addictive?
Drugs used for the treatment of asthma consist of two groups: preventive and curative drugs, relaxing/expanding the airways. While relievers provide instant relief, preventive drugs that form the basis of treatment treat non-microbial inflammation in the airways that cause asthma. It is true that these inhaled preventative asthma medications contain very low doses of cortisone. These drugs are the most powerful drugs to treat asthma. Since they are inhaled and contain very little drug at microgram level, these drugs have very little effects on other organs of the body other than the lungs. In order for the undesirable effects of cortisone, known among the public, to occur, it should be used in the form of pills or by injection from the hip / vein in high doses and for a long time. Since inhaled drugs do not affect appetite, they do not cause weight gain.