Steroid Shot Side Effects In Elderly. Moon face is common which is swelling in the face that can occur after youve been on steroids for a long time Dr. Potential side effects of steroid injections include.
Cartilage damage Death of nearby bone Joint infection Nerve damage Temporary facial flushing Temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint Temporary increase in blood sugar Tendon weakening or rupture Thinning of nearby bone osteoporosis Thinning of skin and soft. However androgens appear to be affected by an adrenopause the mechanism s and the clinical relevance of which remain to be elucidated. For glucocorticoids the changes of decreased production and decreased clearance are relatively balanced resulting in levels that are still within the normal range.
This is when your body stops producing cortisol by itself.
Side effects of injected corticosteroids Injected corticosteroids can cause temporary side effects near the site of the injection including skin thinning loss of color in the skin and intense pain also known as post-injection flare. Side effects such as fever chills tiredness and headache throughout the body were more common after the second dose of the vaccine. Responses of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis to stress are not altered. Prolonged use has also been associated with cataracts and glaucoma immunosuppression muscle wasting bone changes fluid shifts and personality changes.