Thanks for your article. You said that studies have shown that 500g of steroid per week can result in suppression of the adrenal gland. Can you cite those studies, so that I can further research?

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by: Nanette with SKin-Remedies.com


Here are just a few references for you to explore and please keep in mind that there are many, many more studies out there as well.

Krasner AS. Glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficiency. JAMA. 1999 Aug 18;282(7):671-6.

McDonough AK, Curtis JR, Saag KG. The epidemiology of glucocorticoid-associated adverse events. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2008 Mar;20(2):131-7.

Fuqua JS, Rotenstein D, Lee PA. Duration of suppression of adrenal steroids after glucocorticoid administration. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2010;2010:712549.

Huscher D, Thiele K, Gromnica-Ihle E, Hein G, Demary W, Dreher R, Zink A, Buttgereit F. Dose-related patterns of glucocorticoid-induced side effects. Ann Rheum Dis. 2009 Jul;68(7):1119-24.

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