is an autoimmune disorder.
(which belongs to the class of corticosteroids
) is given to suppress the immune system.
However, once the platelet count
improves, the dose of corticosteroid is gradually reduced and the possibility of relapse is monitored.
Long-term steroids usage is associated with certain side-effects like:
1. Increased susceptibility to infections
2. Abnormal fat distribution
Symptoms aggravate if medication is stopped abruptly.
Make sure while discontinuing the medication, its dose should be tapered gradually instead of stopping it abruptly.
Food products which strengthen the immune system should be taken like fresh fruits & vegetables, milk, etc.
Wishing a good health.
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