- chronic fever
- inability to gain weight
- orthostatic hypotension
A client requires long-term use of corticosteroids. The nurse explains which of the following is associated with chronic corticosteroid therapy?
Number 4 is correct.
Long-term use of corticosteroids has been associated with osteoporosis. It is also associated with hypertension, hyperglycemia, edema, weight gain, cataracts, and increased risk of infection.