The specialist, attached to the Rheumatology Service of the Hospital Velho de Guadalajara, in the western state of Jalisco, reported that this substance "should be strictly administered under the supervision of a physician because of its side effects."
Prolonged use of cortisone has an effect "on increasing blood glucose levels," which would be "a risk factor for the development of osteoporosis and skin fragility," Bernard Medina explained at a conference.
In his speech addressed to patients with rheumatologic diseases, he said that "cortisone can be very beneficial, but know how to administer it and for defined times."
These types of drugs are "supplements that are not regulated or approved by the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) and are imprecise in their chemical composition," he explained.
Therefore, warned that the recommendation of friends and family in the consumption of "miracle products" supports its use without medical control and poses a risk to the patient's health by not knowing for sure what is being consumed.
Bernard Medina has invited patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis and other rheumatic diseases not to consume products without medical supervision and to be suspicious of those who are advertised as "just in the market", "miracle product" or "treatment for multiple diseases." "EFE