What is Cortisone?

17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone, a biologically inactive adrenal corticosteroid produced by the reversible 11-hydroxylation of cortisol (17-hydroxycorticosterone). It was the first glucocorticoid to be used in therapy (1949). Like the endogenous substance, natural and synthetic cortisone administered as a drug exerts no effect until converted to cortisol.

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Are cortisone injections for lower back pain generally well accepted and relieve pain? I have lower back discs with frozen nerves, bleeding loss of...

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This is standard practice .

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I am Dr Gopal Goel , Orthopedic Surgeon.

Cortisone injections - epidural injections...

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I had a cortisone shotb yesterday m. My blood sugar is 259. Should I take some action?

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Need not to worry.

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Thanks for posting a query,

The steroid shot will usually increase the blood sugar levels,...

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Will cortisone Shots in back elevate CEA Blood count

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Cortisone shots have no impact on CEA levels. If they are increased, that might rather be related to the...

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