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The Prednisone Paradox: Are Corticosteroids Worth the Risk?

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Cortisone—corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, Prednisone, etc—is used to treat over a hundred diseases, including—of course—rheumatoid arthritis. Prednisone and its cousins can cause dramatic improvement for those suffering from unmanageable flares and in some short-term cases, may be the only appropriate drug for treatment. Still, as anyone who has taken steroids can attest, this type of relief often comes at a very high price.
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