Suffering From High Sugar due to Steroids?
Every human body is different and reacts differently to different medicines and pathology. Every single body has different levels of handling different types of stress.
Imagine you are an IT employee, in a critical project. Your boss is scolding you round the clock to finish it. He is screaming and shouting. You are in stress, and have started working 18 hours instead of 8 to finish the work and the stress. Your blood pressure is high, heart rate is high, eyes red, but you are stretching.
But the company is still not happy. They put 4 more bosses on your head, to push you from 18 hours to 30 hours stretch. With their constant bombarding, you somehow complete the project. But the result?
The project will have errors, your body will give up. You will be fatigued and whole body paining. You will be weak. Your BP and Sugar will remain elevated for days. You will have chest pain.
That is exactly what Corticosteroid does. Cortisol is a stress hormone. By increasing Cortisol, stress is increased, so all the organs stretches to handle the situation. Here stress is to fight the pathogen. As there is a belief that the virus overtakes lungs in 14–28 days, stretch the fight, take rest then is the logic.
Liver over-pumps glucose in the blood so that cells gets enough. But if the cells are already “tired” they refuse more glucose. Liver becomes Insulin-resistant and extra glucose through IV also gets into blood. There is no way to absorb that because cells are tired, they don’t want to work.
Squeeze two Rasgullas in your hand and don’t clean hands. Observe what happens when excess sugar remains in the surface. More irritation, dirt glued to skin. That’s your blood vessel condition.
Even after recovery, liver remains inflammated and resistant to insulin. Hence many are given Insulin injections to metabolise this glucose.
Scientifically, if cells absorb this excess sugar, bloodstream sugar is reduced. When cells start absorbing? When they are recovered of “5-boss” overwork trauma, load, and ready to join “office”.
If you were Hypertensive or Diabetic, your body was already stressed and had high Cortisol to deal with. What happens when you continue to pour Petrol in a 4-tyre-punctured car? You can still drive, but can’t accelerate. More petrol won’t give acceleration. So petrol will spill.
Steroid Induced Hyperglycemia will keep you immuno-compromised and fatigued for a long long time to come. Eyes, Kidneys, Liver, Gut, Stomach, Gall-Bladder, and more critically heart and the inner wall of the blood vessels(Endothelial) will remain at risk.
You need to address Hyperglycemia, and blood thinners and insulin injections will delay but can’t deny the inevitable.
When the pathogenic virus enters the cells and start turning the cells into Virus production metabolic factory, Hyperglycemia starts helping these Viruses more than the body. Hacked bio programs of the cells happily produce more Viruses with more sugar. Blood gets thicker, so the WBC and Phagocytes are slowed down to arrive at the cells. Hemoglobin gets Glycolated, and Oxygen carrying capability reduces.
Before the Steroid is administered, body is already under stress, mental stress, pathological stress. Fear, anxiety, body’s inner work all makes the patient nervous. Shoulders are stiff, calf pains.
Without measuring Serum Cortisol, or the body stress, if excess cortisol is induced in the body, with a hope that body will fight more under more cortisol, or body can cope-up with more stress with more cortisol, then that doesn’t happen.
Think before taking steroids mindlessly.
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