Causes, symptoms, treatments

Causes, symptoms, treatments

• Prader Willi syndrome — A genetic disorder that can cause reduced muscle tone, low sex drive and the feeling of being constantly hungry. The dietary advice on this page may not be applicable to you if you have diabetes, have had oral, stomach or bowel surgery or have difficulty chewing or swallowing. It’s also recommended that people whose skin has little or no exposure to the sun should take a vitamin D supplement throughout the year. This could include people in care homes and people who cover their skin when outside.

  • If these problems are left untreated, they can lead to the infections spreading and, eventually, to ulcers forming.
  • It’s also important to keep hydrated so sip water throughout the day.
  • Most people who have blood cancer, or people who’ve been treated for it recently, are „clinically extremely vulnerable“.
  • Talk to your friends, family or a health care professional about how you feel.

Some, like digestive issues, can happen immediately whereas others, like noticing your face becoming rounder, may take a few months to develop. Secondly, it suppresses your immune system, which can help with autoimmune issues in which your immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues. Prednisone does this by slowing down your body’s response to disease or illness.

Changes in blood sugar levels

Weight gain is a common symptom, particularly on the chest, face and stomach. It occurs because cortisol causes fat to be redistributed to these areas. Depending on the cause, treatment typically involves either reducing or withdrawing the use of steroids, or surgery to remove the tumour.

  • This advice is very important to help your child have a healthy body weight.
  • If anti-ageing is your goal, the best option is to speak to a professional for some considered medical advice.
  • Val Emblen, who was 64 when she went on steroids, put on 1½st.
  • It’s really important to look after your mind as well as your body.
  • Difficile bacteria are found in the digestive system of about 1 in every 30 healthy adults.

You have regular blood tests to check for any changes in the way your liver is working. A low level of potassium in the blood is called hypokalaemia. You might have blood tests during cancer treatment to check for this. Steroids can also be made in the laboratory (manufactured).

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

A good doctor should be able to set realistic expectations about what you can achieve. Complementary treatments can be useful when used alongside prescribed medicines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. However, they should not replace your prescribed medicines and you should talk to your rheumatology team before starting a complementary treatment. Some children with kidney disease have a poor appetite, and do not want to eat.

Some drugs can make you lose feeling in your fingers and toes, or give you pins and needles or sometimes pain. Changing your drug doses can help with this, so talk to your nurse or doctor. We have more information about nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). Chemotherapy can affect your bowels and some people have difficulty pooing.

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is based on your symptoms, a physical examination and the results of x-rays, scans and blood tests. Because rheumatoid arthritis can affect different people in different ways, we can’t predict how the condition might develop for you. Cigarette smoking significantly increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. If you would like to stop smoking, visit the Smokefree website.

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‘I would rather have the pain than a moon face and weight gain,’ another wrote. Similarly a lot of doctors don’t, or hardly ever, mention the ­possibility that you’ll put on weight. In fact, someone on long-term steroids for PMR might expect to put on half a stone.

Symptoms of a C. difficile infection

Tell your healthcare team about any medicines you are taking. This includes vitamins, herbal supplements and over the counter remedies. Also let them know about any other medical conditions or allergies you may have. You might have liver changes that are usually mild and unlikely to cause symptoms.

The swelling can occur in one particular part of the body, such as the ankles, or it can be more general. Some studies have shown that people who sleep less than seven hours a day are more likely to be overweight than those who get nine hours of sleep or more. Cushing’s syndrome is very rare, affecting around 1 in 50,000 people, and is caused by high levels of the hormone cortisol.

Kerrie took regular steroid tablets. They weakened her hip joint and she eventually needed a…

Aids can help you manage everyday tasks such as bathing, dressing, and cooking. These can include shoe horns, rails or handles, and shower seats. Generally complementary treatments aren’t considered to be evidence-based and are therefore not usually available on the NHS.