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I do not recommend using steroids while having a shunt for a brain aneurysm
Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
I do not recommend using steroids while having a shunt for a brain aneurysm.
One of the side effect of steroids is raising the blood pressure, which can cause a brain aneurysm recurrence.
So,I suggest to avoid them.
If you have to take them, you should you should maintain the dose at an absolute minimum and follow up regularly with your doctor.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
General &Family Physician