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Do steroids help in keeping adults over 40 or 50 year young and active?

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Dr. Esmeralda Sera

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Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 in Cancer
Question: Some people claim that low doses of steroids do not cause health problems if done under medical supervision. On the contrary they help people over 40 or 50 to stay young and be more active.Is this true? What is your opinion on the matter?
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Steroids use

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

Steroids are synthetic drugs that closely resemble cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce naturally

In my opinion they should not be used without being recommended by the doctor for a particular problem or reason.
They have side effects as any other medication. Therefore, unintentional use can have consequences for the organism

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