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What are the side effects of steroids?
Michael Schiff, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Date Added: 05/01/13

The side effects of steroids include diabetes, weight gain, facial hair growth, osteoporosis, and increase in cholesterol. Again, there are a lot of things that need to be monitored by your physician and your rheumatologist when you are on steroids.
Michael H. Schiff, MD, is the Medical Director of the Denver Arthritis Clinic Research Unit and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Rheumatology Division.
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