Another common fear about corticosteroids is that they will cause growth suppression in children. To date, many studies have been done that prove that corticosteroids do not stunt a child's growth. Six years of ongoing studies in children and adolescents who used inhaled corticosteroids show that the speed of growth may be slowed by about 1 cm. over one year in children. However, these children catch up and do attain their full adult height. In some studies, these children grew even taller than their siblings. Interestingly, poorly controlled asthma can actually contribute to growth suppression.
Now lets talk about the third way you can stunt your growth and that’s with those pro-hormone supplements available at the local health food store. People make the mistaken assumption that just because something is legal and available over the counter that its safe for everyone. These pro-hormone supplements are converted into testosterone in the body which encourages the muscles to grow but these artificially high hormone levels tell the bones to stop growing just like steroids can. Until you have reached your full height, you would be very wise to avoid supplements.
Working with your physician , you can take action to decrease these side effects so the advantages of corticosteroid treatment outweigh the risks. It is simpler to explore these side results as either short-term or long-term side consequences. Even though the result is compact, like an extremely modest dose of prednisone, over the years this little result could add up to serious harmful results. Although it is generally pretty mild it is recommended that those of you with cholesterol issues and even those who don’t stay on a decent diet during your on cycle (you should be anyway). All possible side effects aren’t included:
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