Steroid Side Effects - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

The pet on glucocorticoids is likely to experience the following:
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst (and possibly urinary incontinence if there is inadequate access to an area for appropriate urination).
  • Panting (dogs)
  • General loss of energy
  • Recrudescence of latent infection

    Further, pre-diabetic animals may be "tipped over" into a diabetic state with steroid use. Often in these cases, the diabetes resolves once the steroid wears off. Sensitive individuals may experience upset stomach which can be serious.

    There are many conditions which require long term suppression of the immune system. Glucocorticoid doses generally include an "anti-inflammatory" dose which is lower and an "immune suppressive" dose which is higher, though with long enough term use, lower doses will become immune suppressive. When steroid use stretches out for more than four months, a new set of side effects becomes of concern.

    Our Cortisone side effects support mix includes the herbs Liquorice, Horsetail, Rue , Nettle, Oats, St Johns Wort, Celery, and Juniper, plus the Bach Flower Wild Rose and Mimulus. This mix supports the rebalancing of the adrenal glands and lymphatic systems, stamina and overall wellbeing during a stressful time.

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