Think Twice Before Using A Steroid Cream Or Pill Long Term
Greetings. It's Eric Bakker, naturopath fromNew Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of Canxida, the Candida dietarysupplements. Thanks for tuning into my tutorial. I'm going to talk a bit about steroid usetoday and patients that I see with yeast infection. I've seen way too many people over the yearswho take different kinds of steroid preparations. Whether it be for asthma, they'll inhale asteroid. Whether it be for dermatitis or a skin condition, they'll put it on their handsor different parts of their body. Maybe they're taking prednisolone, a stronger one, for differentkinds of diseases, autoimmune diseases, for example. I've seen no good outcomes with peopleon steroids, particularly long term.
I get many cases of patients in. All the time,I see people who take these kinds of preparations. Whether it's creams or ointments or pills,sometimes for years on end. And then come to seek my advice regarding overcoming somekind of chronic illness, which they've developed over time.I had a patient recently yesterday who's been taking a steroid cream now probably for about30 years with quite a bad urinary problem. And this poor guy has been to so many differentpractitioners to try and work out what's wrong with his urinary system. And there's no doubtabout it, no family history on either side with this poor young guy. There are no realclearcut causes or reasons why he should
have this problem apart from using steroidcream for 30 years, a very powerful steroid he's been using. You can see what's happened.He's suppressed his aenal gland. He's suppressed his ability to make cortisol properly. He'seven showing some signs of Cushing's disease already, which is just too much steroid inthe body. If you're watching this tutorial and you're takinga preparation for say psoriasis or dermatitis and it involves a topical appliion of asteroid, maybe you're swallowing some prednisone tablets on a regular basis for some conditionthat you've got. Or perhaps you're inhaling steroids for asthma. The longterm consequencesof these ugs can be devastating for your
cardiovascular system, for your musculoskeletalsystem, for your immune system, it just doesn't make sense long term to take a hormone inthat your body itself produces. You'll only end upserious problems doing this. Justlike you will be by continuing to borrow money all the time from banks. Eventually, you'llget to a point where you just can't pay the debt anymore. And that's what I see with peoplewith longterm steroid use. To me some of the two worst ugs I've everseen patients use repeatedly would have to be antibiotics and steroids. So if this ringsa bell for you, stop and think about what you're doing. Go and see a health care practitionerand tell them that you're concerned about
steroid use. Or maybe go and see someone likeme or another health care professional who can guide you on how you can get off thisstuff. Because what you're presenting with right now could very well be linked to thelongterm use of that steroid that you're using right now.Thanks for tuning in.
7 Tips and Tricks for Treating Psoriasis
7 Tips and Tricks for Treating Psoriasis 1. Daily treatments Although there is no cure for psoriasis,oral and topical mediions are an invaluable tool for many people inmanaging the disease. Topicalsï¿½whichare applied directly to the skinï¿½can reduce itching and inflammation, improve the skinï¿½sappearance, and normalize abnormal cell production,which is thought to be one of the causes of
psoriasis. 2. First line of defense If your condition is isolated to a few areas,topicals are the first line of defense, says Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, professor ofdermatology at the Wake Forest University School of MedicineWinstonSalem, N.C. quot;I divide patients into two groups: Thosewith a few spots where I use topicals, and thosewith so
many spots that you canï¿½t possibly put topicalson all of them.quot; For those with psoriasis that coversmany areas, oral mediions and biologics might be a better fit. 3. Combo treatments Your dermatologist may also decide to usetopicalscombination with other mediions. Try to makeapplying them part of your daily routine,
and makesure to apply them only to the part of the body directedby your to avoid unwanted side effects. 4. Moisturizing creams A key to treating psoriasis is keeping yourskin moisturized every day, and especiallyyor cold weather. Patients recommend ointmentssuch as Vaseline and lotions to minimize itching
and redness; finding the right product isa process of trial and error. Whatever you choose, slather theaffected parts of your body immediately after a bath or shower. 5. Coal tar How this ageold remedy helps psoriasis sufferersremains something of a mystery. quot;We have no ideahow it works,quot; says Robert E. Kalb, MD, al
associate professor of dermatology at theUniversity at Buffalo School of MedicineBuffalo,N.Y. s presume that it reduces the overproductionof skin cells. The upside to tar products is that theydonï¿½t cause side effects. The downside is that theyï¿½resmelly and messy, and can stain fabric. 6. Topical steroids quot;Steroids are the mainstay of topical treatments,quot; says Kalb.