somebody you love died, or you get fired from your job, or you get really sick, you need cortisol to deal with that stress, to deal with the high blood pressure and all of the terrible things that happen. When you're stressed out, the cortisol has to kick in or you can die.
You can go into shoc..
disease, compared to people, who don't take any prescription on steroids. That means that it is affecting your cholesterol. It's affecting your blood pressure, your risk for stroke and heart attacks and all of those complications of heart disease. And that damage doesn't really go away.