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    Josie has been taking steroids for a prolonged period of time as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. She has gained weight, especially in her face, and notices that her skin is thin and bleeds easily. What do you need to tell Josie about salt and water intake?

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    Steroid use can lead to fluid and salt retention, so it is best to switch to a low-salt ...

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    This solution discusses how to manage some side-effects of steroid treatment, namely weight gain and skin thinning. It specifically provides information about how these can be minimized by adjusting salt and water intake.