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I have sarcodosis in my liver and I have been taking hgh or

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I have sarcodosis in my liver and I have been taking hgh or the cream which a kind of steroid and I was wondering can it hurt my liver any more or does the cream bypass the liver
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.


Steroid cream is absorbed from the skin in small amount, so periodic assessment of the liver functions (every 3 months) should be done. Steroid is treatment of Sarcoidosis, so while there is likely benefit, there can be side effects and one has to be vigilant about them by periodic blood work.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
as long as I take it the way I am suppose to it is not damaging
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.


It varies with the individuals and some people may not have any damage. So if periodic blood tests are normal, there is no problem and it can be continued.

It is privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun

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