Steroids to treat kidney disease in lupus: are they a necessary evil or drugs to be avoided at all costs? Dr Liz Lightstone’s new clinical trial aims to find an alternative. Jane Tadman reports.
Steroid treatment can sometimes affect your bones, increasing the risk of osteoporosis, so it's important to get enough calcium and vitamin D to help keep your bones strong and healthy.
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is sometimes associated with a condition called giant cell arteritis (GCA), or temporal arteritis. If you have headaches, jaw pain or visual disturbances it's important to get prompt medical attention.
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) usually affects people aged over 50, is more common in women, and is often associated with a condition called polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR).
Read helpful hints about drugs for PMR from other people who have the condition.
Order or download the steroid tablets leaflet. Steroid tablets are used to treat inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR).
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New research aims to raise awareness among GPs of the importance of early diagnosis in the commonly misdiagnosed condition, polymyalgia rheumatica. Jane Tadman reports.