Dexamethasone: The Covid-19 Coronavirus Treatment That Trump Received

Dexamethasone: The treatment that Trump received for Covid-19 has side effects.

Forbes writer and highly credential science and health expert Bruce Y. Lee, offers an entertaining and insightful look at the Dexamethasone and its side effects. Lee points out that it is a corticosteroid, which is a class of steroid hormones that also includes prednisone, methylprednisolone, and hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone has shown promise in decreasing the risk of death for patients with more severe Covid-19 coronavirus infections. But getting dexamethasone isn’t like eating baked ziti. Corticosteroids can have significant side effects, including mood, behavioral, and cognitive effects.

Professor of Health Policy and Management, City University of New York

The rationale for dexamethasone as a possible treatment for Covid-19 is that the virus can trigger inflammation and an uncontrolled immune response from your body. When it comes to the Covid-19 coronavirus, your immune system is a virgin. Therefore, your immune system can get confused when it sees the virus for the first time. Your immune system can essentially start firing off in random directions like a really nervous guy on a first date. Yes, there can be “premature inflammation.” This can cause damage to your lungs and throughout your body. Dexamethasone like other corticosteroids can reduce inflammation and suppress your immune system by inhibiting the cells and the production of chemicals involved.
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