Re: [FH] Prednisone and heart disease
- Hi Amanda,
In a message dated 6/22/08 12:41:59 PM, justinamanda@... writes:
> As you can see from all of my posts Griffin is not feeling anyHe's not? Did he talk with you about what Griffin eats? And his history of
> better -the primary vet is not sure what is going on exactly based
> on bloodwork.
food sensitivities? Adverse reaction to food doesn't show up in blood tests,
except sometimes as elevated WBC.
> The only thing that ourPred doesn't heal inflammation per se. It turns off the immune system's
> primary even hinted about doing was using a short course of
> prednisone to try and heal any gi inflammation and get him back to
> feeling well.
ability to defend itself with inflammation against what it considers threats. It's
roughly like turning off the oil signal light on your car's dashboard. The
annoying "symptom" goes away...but the problem doesn't. And there are long- and
short-term potential consequences to using it...so it would be a good idea to
think about the risks v. benefits, as well as what happens when you stop using
> Would a short course of pred. justI would use many other remedies first before pred. There are other options
> be too dangerous for him at this point? Does the possible benefits
> outweigh the dangers?
with much less risk and potential benefit.
> Would a bacterial infection show up in stool or bloodwork?If they were looking for it in the stool. It might show up in blood as
elevated WBC. // Rosemary
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