The Role of Steroids in Clinical Practice: Benefits, Risks, and Considerations for Therapeutic Use

Author(s): Walter Lewis

Steroids, a class of organic compounds, have long been an essential component of clinical practice due to their potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the various applications of steroids in medical settings, exploring their benefits, risks, and crucial considerations for therapeutic use. From managing chronic inflammatory conditions to addressing acute emergencies, steroids have proven to be valuable tools in the hands of healthcare professionals. However, their side effects and potential for misuse demand a nuanced approach to prescribing and monitoring. This review aims to equip clinicians with up-to-date knowledge to make informed decisions regarding steroid therapy, ensuring optimal patient outcomes while minimizing adverse effects.