NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET has the following salts in its composition
Uses Of NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
Methylprednisolone is used for treating various inflammatory conditions like:
Side Effects Of NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
Please inform your doctor if you experience any of the following conditions:
- Trouble sleeping increased sweating
- Appetite changes
Contraindications Of NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
Contraindications Of Salt: Prednisolone
Before taking Methylprednisolone, please inform your doctor if you have or had any of the following conditions:
- Blood clots, bleeding problems
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Eye diseases like cataract, herpes infection of eye, glaucoma.
- Infections caused by tuberculosis, herpes, threadworm, fungus
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Arthritis is a name collectively given to the various types of joint pains (over 100 types). Permanent changes can occur to the joints due to arthritis and a few types of arthritis can also damage the lungs, kidneys, heart, eyes, or skin.
The blood comprises three components -- red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), platelets and plasma. When there is a problem with any one of the types of cells, the condition is known as a blood disorder. All the three kinds of cells are vital and form the bone marrow or the soft tissue that is present inside the bones.
- Red Blood Cells: They help to transport oxygen to the tissues and various organs in the body.
- White Blood Cells: These cells help the body to fight infections.
- Platelets: These are the small circulating cells that helps in the clotting of blood.
Blood cell disorders damage the formation and the functioning of one or more of these blood cells. Blood disorders can also affect the plasma, which is the liquid portion of the blood.
Detailed information on types of blood disorders and their causes is given in 'causes' section.
Gland disorders can be of two types: Endocrine disorders and Exocrine disorders.
Endocrine gland disorders: Endocrine disorders are the disorders of the endocrine system. These disorders result from the hyposecretion or hypersecretion of the hormonal glands. These are divided into 3 parts:
- Hyposecretion of endocrine glands leading to hormone deficiency
- Hypersecretion of endocrine glands leading to an excess of hormones
- Tumors of endocrine glands which can be benign or malignant.
Endocrine gland disorders can lead to following diseases:
- Glucose homeostasis disorders: Diabetes, Hypoglycaemia, Glucagonoma.
- Thyroid disorders: Hyper or hypothyroidism, Goiter, Thyroid cancer
- Calcium homeostasis disorders
- Metabolic bone disorders
- Sex disorders
- Pituitary gland disorders
- Tumors of the endocrine glands
- Exocrine gland disorders: These disorders are of exocrine system. This type of disorder occurs if glands produce less or more amount of hormones. Salivary, sweat or digestive glands are types of exocrine glands.
- Exocrine gland disorders can lead to following diseases:
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Sjogren’s syndrome (a disorder of immune system resulting in a reduction in lacrimal and salivary gland function).
- Pancreatic disease.
Our immune system comprises a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs, which together work to fight against germs and keeps the body safe from their attacks. The immune system keeps the pathogens out or finds and destroys them.
When your immune system cannot do all this and cannot protect the body, it means that you are suffering from an immune disorder. Immune system disorders cause the immune system to be either overactive or underactive. Immune disorders include:
Asthma and allergy: These are immune responses to some substances which are not very dangerous.
Immune deficiency diseases: These are disorders where one or more parts of the immune system are missing. These decrease the ability of your body to fight pathogens and make the body susceptible to infections.
Autoimmune diseases: Here the immune system is overactive and the body attacks and damages its own cells and tissues. The immune system produces antibodies in response to some unknown trigger and instead of fighting the infection, the antibodies start attacking the tissues of your body. Some examples of autoimmune diseases are:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: The joints are attacked by the immune system causing swelling, inflammation, and pain in the joints.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus): Affects the lungs, blood cells, joints, nerves, and kidneys usually.
- Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD: The lining of the intestines is attacked by the immune system. The 2 major forms of IBD are:
- Multiple sclerosis or MS: The nerve cells of the body are attacked by the immune system causing weakness, pain, poor coordination, blindness and muscle spasms.
- Psoriasis: Immune system causes skin cells to reproduce very fast producing scaly, silver-colored plaques on the skin.
- Type-I diabetes mellitus: The antibodies produced by the immune system attack and destroy the cell that produces insulin in the pancreas.
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: Immune system produces antibodies that attack the thyroid gland.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome: The nerves controlling the muscles, arms and upper body are attacked by the immune system.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP): The immune system attacks the nerves.
- Myasthenia gravis: The antibodies produced by the body bind themselves to the nerves and affect the working of the muscles.
- Graves’ disease: The antibodies produced by the immune system stimulate the thyroid gland to produce excess thyroid hormone.
- Vasculitis: Immune system attacks and destroys the blood vessels.
Symptoms Treated With NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
What Are The Symptoms Of Arthritis
- The most common symptoms are pain and swelling of joints, joints getting stiff and reduced range of movements.
The symptoms depend on the type of blood disorder and the cells that are affected.
Symptoms of RBC disorders are:
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle weakness
- Rapid heartbeat
- Trouble in concentrating (due to lack of oxygenated blood supply to the brain)
Symptoms of WBC disorders are:
- Chronic infections
- Malaise (feeling of being unwell)
- Unexplained weight loss
Symptoms of platelet disorders are:
- After an injury, the blood does not clot
- Cuts or sores that heal very slowly or don’t heal at all
- Easy bruising of the skin
- Bleeding from gums
- Unexplained nosebleeds
Symptoms of gland disorders depend upon which type of disorder we have.
- Endocrine gland disorders: Increase in blood pressure, increase in sugar level, weakness of muscles and bones, mood swings, depression, skin disorders, unwanted hair growth, growth retardation, irregular menstrual cycles, headache., low vision, unusual sweating, nausea, vomiting, confusion, dizziness, low sex drive.
- Exocrine gland disorders: pain while eating, sores in the mouth, dry mouth, dry eyes, dry cough, joint pain, swelling, swollen salivary glands, fatigue, bad taste in the mouth, headache, muscle aches, fever.
The symptoms of immune system disorders are:
- Increased frequency of infections, which occur more frequently, are longer lasting and are more difficult to treat than with a person having a normal immune system.
- Getting infections that a person with a healthy immune system would not get (opportunistic infections).
Some common symptoms of primary immune system disorders are:
- Frequent and repeated sinus infection, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, skin infections and meningitis.
- Loss of weight.
- Digestive issues like loss of appetite, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, etc.
- Infection and inflammation of the internal organs.
- Blood disorders like anemia and low platelet count.
- Delayed development and growth.
- An autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, type-I diabetes, lupus, etc.
- Mouth sores and chronic gum disease,
- Bacterial infections leading to pus-filled sores.
- Large warts (caused by viruses).
- Fevers and chills.
- Abdominal pain due to enlargement of spleen or liver.
Causes of diseases where NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET is used
What Are The Causes Of Arthritis
- The cause behind arthritis depends on the type of arthritis. The causes may range from injury, genetic factors, infections, misdirected immune system with autoimmunity. Though more common among adults, but people of any age can suffer from Arthritis.
Disorders Affecting RBCs:
Anaemia: Anaemia is caused due to a low count of RBCs.
- Iron Deficiency Anaemia
- Low iron intake
- Blood loss from GI tract due to cancer or ulcers
- Anaemia of Chronic Disease
- Chronic diseases
- Kidney disease
- Pernicious Anaemia (vitamin B12 deficiency)
- Weakened stomach
- Autoimmune disease
- Aplastic Anaemia
- Epstein-Barr (human herpesvirus)
- Chemotherapy medications
- Side effect of a drug
Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia
- May be caused with or due to another disorder like lupus
- May be caused due to some drugs like penicillin (rarely)
- Genetic defect passed on from parent to child
- Sickle Cell Anaemia
- Inherited genetic defect
- Polycythemia Vera
- Too many blood cells are produced due to gene mutation
Blood Disorders Affecting WBC
- Lymphoma: A kind of blood cancer caused when a WBC becomes malignant, multiplies and spreads abnormally.
- Leukaemia: The Exact cause is unknown. May be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
- Multiple Myeloma: The Exact cause is unknown.
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Largely the cause is unknown or may be caused due to exposure to radiation and chemicals.
Blood Disorders Affecting Platelets
- Thrombocytopenia: Low number of platelets in the blood
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (low blood platelets): Cause unknown
- Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia: caused due to a reaction against heparin (blood thinner medication)
- Essential Thrombocytosis or Primary Thrombocythemia: Cause unknown
Blood Disorders Affecting Blood Plasma
- Haemophilia: Caused due to a genetic deficiency of certain proteins.
- Von Willebrand Disease: (too much or too little protein): Inherited genetic condition
- Hypercoagulable State (blood clots very easily)
- Deep Venous Thrombosis:
- Injury to vein
- Limited movements
- Certain medications
- DIC or Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
- Severe infections
- Complications due to pregnancy
Gland disorders occur when there is less or excess production of hormones in the body leading to one or another type of diseases.
The abnormal production of hormones results in endocrine or exocrine disorders such as:
- Increased production of cortisol hormone leads to Cushing’s syndrome.
- Excess secretion of adrenaline or noradrenaline hormone leads to Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma (types of tumor)
- Decreased production salivary glands lead to Sjogren’s syndrome.
Several of the primary immune system disorders are inherited problems in the DNA. Immune system disorders can be classified into 6 main groups based on the part of the immune system that has been affected:
- T-cell deficiencies
- B-cell or antibody deficiencies
- Combination of T- and B-cell deficiencies
- Complement deficiencies
- Defective phagocytes
- Unknown (idiopathic)
There are 2 types of immune system disorders:
Primary immunodeficiency disorders, which are mainly caused due to mutations in a particular gene and primary immune disorders are classified according to the part of the immune system that is involved.
Secondary immune disorders are those that result from:
- Any prolonged or serious disease like cancer or diabetes.
- Radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
- People who are hospitalized or older people.
- People who take immunosuppressants for some autoimmune disorder.
Worst Foods With NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
What Are The Worst Foods For Arthritis
- Avoid nightshade vegetables: Nightshade vegetables are like: tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant, okra, peppers, tomatillos etc. The chemical solanine present in these leads to pain.
- Fried and Processed foods: Reducing these foods can decrease the inflammation at joints and can help regain body’s natural defence.
- Advanced glycation end product (toxin present in the heated, grilled, fried or pasteurized food). These result in inflammation.
- Sugars and Refined carbs increase the Advanced Glycation End product that worsens arthritis
- Alcohol and Tobacco: Alcohol increases the risk of gout and smoking leads to rheumatoid arthritis
- Salt & Preservatives: These lead to the inflammation of joints.
- Avoid coffee, tea and colas with your meals, as they prevent the absorption of iron and can increase the risk of anaemia.
- Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause anaemia.
- Avoid white bread, white rice and white sugar as these are the worst foods for WBC and also attack your immunity. Avoiding these foods can also help to increase blood platelet levels.
- Avoid having foods containing aspartame, quinine (tonic water, bitter lemon, bitter melon, etc.) or alcohol as they can cause depressed platelet count and eliminating them from your diet can cause the platelet count to rise.
- Avoid foods that cause food sensitivities and suppress platelet counts such as cranberry juice, tahini paste, cow’s milk, etc.
- Sugar: Excess intake of sugar and its products increases the production of the hormone insulin. This increases the blood sugar levels leading to diabetes.
- Soy: It increases the estrogen levels leading to various disorders in women such irregular menses, mood swings, insomnia, and infertility.
- Alcohol: Excess consumption of alcohol affects the regulation of hypothalamus and pituitary gland leading to mental disorders.
- Milk: Milk contains IGF-1, a type of growth hormone. Too much intake of milk increases the production of growth hormones leading to an inflammatory disease called as Acromegaly.
- White bread: This increases the production of adrenal glands leading to inflammatory diseases.
- Avoid sugary products: Sugar increases the production of insulin hormone leading to diabetes.
- Avoid fatty, refined and processed foods: These foods are unhealthy foods leading to increased production of insulin and stress hormones.
- Avoid refined sugar and sugary foods and beverages as sugar weakens your immune system and leaves it vulnerable to various diseases. Avoid sugary foods and drinks likes cakes, pastries, ice creams, cola, energy drinks, candy, jellies, etc.
- Avoid processed and junk food like French fries, chips, burgers, hamburgers, low-fat and gluten-free packaged foods, etc. as these are loaded with sugar, preservatives, and additives and are the main contributors to autoimmune diseases.
- Avoid foods like eggs, corn, soy, dairy, legumes, grains and particularly foods that contain gluten, as it triggers the release of zonulin, a chemical that is highly inflammatory and causes immune system disorders.
- Avoid foods that belong to the nightshade family such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and goji berries, as these increase inflammation and worsen the condition of immune system disorders such as joint pain.
- Avoid foods like soy, wheat, and milk, as these foods have been associated with worsening type-I diabetes. Instead choose pasture-raised, organic meats like lamb and turkey, Alaskan salmon, etc.
Do's With Usage of NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Arthritis
- People 50+: Skin’s ability capacity to absorb Vitamin D reduces with age. Hence, there is more need of taking Vitamin D supplements.
- Manage your weight as obese people are more prone to getting vitamin D deficiency.
- Eat foods naturally rich in vitamin D.
- Maintain weight
- Regular Exercise
- Massaging painful joints and muscles
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Blood disorders
- Exercise regularly and keep fit as this helps you to stay energetic and reduces fatigue.
- If you are feeling very fatigued for unexplained reasons, then go and see a doctor.
- Have your medications or supplements prescribed for any of the conditions related to blood disorders regularly.
- Restricting your calorie consumption can help to improve your platelet count.
- Changing to a healthier diet can help to eliminate symptoms, flush the toxins from the body, improve immunity and prevent blood disorders. However, before going in for a complete change in your diet, do consult your doctor or nutritionist.
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Gland disorders
- Have balanced diet: Healthy diet will balance the regulation of hormones.
- Regular exercise: Exercise helps to stay fit and healthy and keeps the hormonal level in balance such as insulin level.
- Manage stress: Stress increases the hormone levels leading to several chronic diseases. Managing of stress can help to avoid the risk of such diseases.
- Restful sleep: A good sleep will balance all the hormones such as insulin, cortisol, growth hormone, leptin etc. Insufficient leads to craving causing several disorders.
- Following good personal and dental hygiene can help to reduce the risk of getting infections and immune disorders.
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap after using the bathroom and before preparing food.
- When you sneeze or a cough, do it with your mouth covered with a tissue and sneeze and cough into your elbow rather than your hand.
- Treat all the cuts, wounds, etc by washing and bandaging.
- Practice safe sex and do not share needles, etc. as this can help to prevent the risk of infection.
- Controlling blood sugar levels can help the white blood cells to work better and hence prevent infections.
- Eating a balanced, healthy diet can help to prevent infections, build the immune system and reduce the risk of immune disorders.
- Sleep well as this helps to strengthen the immune system.
- Take vaccinations that can prevent infections.
- Exercise is a great and fun way to build your immune system and fight off colds and other ailments. When you do moderate exercise, the body circulates the cells that help to build the immunity of the body, which kills the viruses and bacteria. So, it is a good idea to follow a regular exercise routine.
- Several infections can be prevented by vaccination. So, keep your family and you vaccinated as per the recommended immunization schedule.
- Foods can be a source of infection. Make sure that you wash all the vegetables, fruits, poultry, meat properly and cook them well before serving.
Dont's With Usage Of NEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Arthritis
- Don’t wear flip-flops or uncomfortable footwear.
- Don’t stay indoors for long periods.
- Do not go out in sun with screen applied as it blocks the absorption of vitamin D through skin.
- Do not have any shield between you and sun rays (like glass window) as it blocks the absorption of Vitamin D by skin. Let sun ray fall directly on your skin.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Blood disorders
- Quit smoking as this lowers immunity and worsen the condition of blood disorders.
- Avoid taking supplements on your own. Check with the doctor before consuming any supplements for your condition, as it may interfere with any other medications you may be taking.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Gland disorders
- Avoid under-eating or overeating: Eating heavily can lead to obesity and under eating can lead to malnutrition. Obesity increases the production of insulin and malnutrition can lead to lack of nutrients resulting into the increased production of cortisol hormones.
- Avoid stress as stress is the main cause of maximum disorders.
- Avoid contact with harmful chemicals as these can disturb the regulation of hormones.
- Avoid intake of hormonal tablets.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Immune system disorders
- Avoid eating undercooked or raw food or drinking contaminated water, as this can cause infection and reduce immunity.
- Avoid contact with those who have infections.
Other Useful Tips With Usage OfNEOPRED FORTE 20 MG TABLET
What Are The Tips For Arthritis
- Therapies like acupuncture and aromatherapy can help.
- Avoid substance use like smoking, alcohol.
- If you have a family history of osteoporosis, you need to take extra care of yourself at younger age.
- Make exercise a habit.
- If you are experiencing any emotional stress because of any blood disorders, don’t get anxious. Join a support group or speak to a counsellor who can help you to cope with stress.
- You can take up some relaxing activities like meditation, yoga, etc. to cope with stress.
Gland disorders occur due to hormonal imbalances. These disorders can be managed by making some dietary changes and modification in living standards.
Here are some tips to manage gland disorders naturally:
- Limit the intake of caffeine.
- Exercise under supervision only.
- Eat organic food.
- Eat yolks to balance hormones.
- Stress can hamper your immune system and weaken it. Stress causes inflammation in the body. When you are stressed, the body produces cortisol, the stress hormone that increases the blood sugar and blood pressure levels, which lead to a weakened immune system. Keep your stress levels in check by using stress-relieving techniques like meditation, yoga, biofeedback, massages and taking up hobbies.
- It is recommended that you should breastfeed your infant when they are developing their immune system. This helps to reduce the risk of autoimmune disorders later in life.
- Avoid taking antibiotics unnecessarily as they kill the healthy bacteria in your gut and increases your risk of exposure to harmful pathogens.