How does hydrocortisone treat multiple sclerosis?

Corticosteroids' anti-inflammatory properties help to treat inflammation of the central nervous system in people with multiple sclerosis. Hydrocortisone is a type of corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are man-made hormones similar to the cortisol hormone produced by the adrenal gland. High doses of corticosteroids work to reduce the swelling that blocks nerve impulses.

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