is used to treat conditions such as arthritis
, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems
, certain bowel disorders, and certain cancers. It is also used as a test for an adrenal gland disorder (cushing's syndrome).
The most troublesome side effects:
weight gain. Steroids affect your metabolism and the way your body stores fat. Mood swings. Susceptibility to infection
. Thinning skin. Cataracts and glaucoma
. Bone loss. Blood sugar