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What is the difference between Steroids and Corticosteroids?

Asked by G. GRAY, Last updated: Apr 23, 2021

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio
Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Oct 14, 2020

The function of corticosteroids is to help reduce the inflammation of the body. This substance is usually prescribed to a patient with a chronic inflammatory condition, which includes chronic lung problems such as asthma. Steroids refer to the version of natural hormones that are produced by men, especially the male gender.

The natural form of the hormone causes the growth of muscle in the body. Parts of the causes of steroids is unnatural and additional growth of muscle. The use of anabolic steroids usually has a serious side effect, which is due to the fact that it is a hormone. There would be the development of the body mass at a rapid rate.

Corticosteroids do not really give a better performance in athletics when compared to steroids. It can only be useful for an athlete if he or she uses it as a prescription for asthma. This would help the athlete to breathe better. But in the case of steroids, it gives the ability to the athlete for enhanced strength, endurance, and speed.

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D. Smith

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D. Smith
D. Smith, Musician, MA, Nottingham

Answered Oct 13, 2020

Corticosteroids are signed to help reduce body inflammation. It is prescribed for patients with chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma and other lung problems. Corticosteroids are not capable of producing better performance when it comes to athletics when compared to steroids. Corticosteroids do not require a great deal of secrecy, and it is used openly.

Steroids are a man-made version of a natural hormone; steroids cause additional and unnatural muscle growth. The use of steroids can cause sexual performance issues and birth defects. The use of steroids is generally unregulated, and it is used secretively. Steroids are prescribed for medical purposes, and it is not used for a long period expect there is a disease or chronic condition that will not respond to anything else.

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Oct 12, 2020

Steroids and corticosteroids are two types of hormones. Corticosteroids are a type of steroid hormone that is made in the adrenal cortex. Steroids itself are used in private and are not regulated by a physician. Most steroids that are used are bought and done so in an illegal manner.

Steroids have a number of side effects, which include fast and rapid growth of muscles, as well as the growth of facial hair. Corticosteroids differ because they are regulated by a doctor. They are safe to use, and they can help with a number of medical conditions such as lupus, allergies, and asthma.

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Amla Amelia

Amla Amelia

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Answered Feb 17, 2020

A steroid is an active organic compound with four rings organized in a specific molecular composition. It is a naturally occurring hormone within the body, as it regulates the sex hormones, whereas anabolic steroids have a nefarious reputation for performance enhancement in sports. The use of steroids is often secretive and unregulated. It is a purchase in very much the same way as an illegal drug is bought.

Steroids have a laundry list of side effects that include: the growth of facial hair and incredible muscle growth. Corticosteroids, on the other hand, are used openly and under the watchful eye of the physician. Corticosteroids are safer in general to use. They come from a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex. Corticosteroids can assist in the treatment of such ailments as arthritis, asthma, allergies, lupus, and other types of chronic inflammatory conditions.

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