Friday, October 08, 2004
And, the long-standing tradition of giving steroids to head injury patients (thinking that they would help reduce swelling) has shown to be harmful, rather than helpful. This does make some sense, in that healing from head injuries involves a natural boost in estrogen levels. Estrogen being a steroid itself, and interacting strongly with/regulating other steroids (including testosterone, cortisol, etc). So, this is a pretty pickle, I guess!