Steroids Reduce Mortality Rate Of Premature BabiesGiving steroids to women who are prone to have premature delivery will help reduce death, respiratory distress syndrome and brain bleeds among premature babies. This is according to the consensus conducted by the National Institutes of Health. The Institute also states that steroids given to these women will also stimulate the development of the lungs of the fetus.

Steroids are compounds that are known to enhance the protein synthesis in the body. This process is responsible for the formation of new muscle cells and allows the existing muscle tissues to grow in size. More so, steroids enhance the production of red blood cells which is vital in the delivery of oxygen to the entire body parts.