Do steroids affect immunity?
Almost every major hormone will affect immunity in one or another way, directly or indirectly. Same is true for steroidal hormones; they have both direct immuno-modulating effect and indirect influence on the immune system. The direct effect of steroids on the immune system Steroids ring has an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effect. It explains the action of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are chemically bit related to anabolic steroids, but still completely different hormones. Corticosteroids are secreted by adrenals and are anti-stress hormones. (more…)