Why is it advised to notify one’s dentist of daily prednisone use of 20 mgs or more for at least two weeks? Any dental procedure that increases the level of physical or emotional stress can challenge the adrenal gland to produce more cortisol in order to combat that stress. Steroids suppress the body’s ability to produce cortisol thus increasing the risk of serious health consequences. The body needs cortisol to counteract increased stress. If the body can’t produce the needed cortisol the patient is in danger of a rare but sometimes fatal condition called acute adrenal insufficiency.Tags: predinisone
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Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the day-to-day lives of Myositis patients. MSU is a patient-centered organization, founded by Myositis patients, for Myositis patients, and believes education, support, advocacy, and assistance are keys helping patients and caregivers. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations for funding and volunteers to help manage a fast growing organization.
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