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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the problem with using steroids to gain muscle?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
The real concern: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.'

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I'm curious as to what is the problem with using steroids to gain muscle?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
The real issue: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.'
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how much weight/muscle gain do you lose after stopping a prolonged use of steroids?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Depends: If you continue working out you will fall to a little more muscle than you would have had without the roids. If you quit both you will fall off rapidly but the amount depends on an individuals baseline metabolism and can't be calculated in advance.

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