Steroids are compounding that animals and plants create themselves in the body and use as hormones. The types can be divided into various ways, but the standard is that they have a particular form called steroid nuclei in the molecular structure.
Three types of steroids you often hear about.
Among the three commonly referred to as steroids, we often hear them.
Corticosteroids (carbohydrate corticoids)
It is a steroid hormone widely used as a pharmaceutical agent and has a strong effect on suppressing the immune response and calming inflammation. In the medical world (even on this site), think of steroids as referring to this glucocorticoid. Natural carbohydrate corticoids (corticoids) are secreted from two adrenal glands on the kidneys. In addition to carbohydrate corticoids, adrenal glands secrete mineral corticoids and male hormones as adrenal cortical hormones.
Anabolic steroids (protein anabolic) hormones. It is mainly used as a muscle enhancer. It is also a banned drug often featured in the sports world on doping issues.
Sex hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone produced by the testicles, ovaries, and adrenal cortex have a significant impact on the function of the genitals.
Effects and features of steroids
Steroids are artificially produced steroids that have a dramatic effect as pharmaceuticals and are used in various aspects. It is very effective in skin inflammation and wounds, suppressing inflammation in no time and helping to regenerate new skin.
In addition, it is also used for intractable diseases such as atopic dermatitis, asthma, rheumatism, ulcerative colitis, collagen disease, Meniere’s disease, and leukemia. It is also effective in immunosuppression after organ transplantation.
The feature of steroids is that this drug is a hormone. It uses the mechanism initially provided in the human body to suppress the symptoms of the disease. Since steroids like stanozolol are quickly decomposed by hormones taken out of the body as they are, artificially synthesized drugs are used as medicines. (Synthetic steroids)
What do carbohydrate corticoids work?
When the body is exposed to mental or physical stress, this substance is secreted more than usual. When carbohydrate corticoids are secreted, metabolism in the body becomes active, and the body can respond quickly to stress.
This steroid first raises blood sugar levels and supplies sugar to the brain and heart to protect the body’s essential functions.
Steroid problems and side effects
When steroids are used as topical medicines for skin diseases, side effects such as thinning of the skin, atrophy, and blushing due to the spread of capillaries may occur.
Summary of steroid use
Steroids are beneficial and practical drugs for short-term use. However, as can be seen, even by the media’s long-term use for atopic dermatitis in the past, the side effects are also strong, and there is a risk that if you misuse it, you may become drugged.
Not only atopic dermatitis but also a treatment method such as taking steroids for a long time can depend on the doctor (medicine). And unfortunately, the lack of study on the patient side will threaten the health of one’s body.