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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Medrol
Answer: The steroids is to decrease the immune response of the body. Side effects of steroids are
many. In general, they accelerate the aging processes of the body. Glucose is elevated, joint
surfaces experience arthritis earlier, cataracts form, hardening of the arteries accelerates, etc.
The longer and the higher the dosage the more these effects occur. Smaller doses for short
periods will have minimal effect.