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what is the definition or description of: steroid use?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It depends: There are several different types of steroids. Anabolic steroids are often used to gain muscle mass and are the "steroids" that are baned in professional sports/olympics, etc. These can be dangerous if taken innapropriately. Corticosteroids are used commonly to treat inflammation and are found in many different medications, and can be used in joint injections, etc.Hope that answers your question.

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about steroid use. Is that ok?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
No: Steroids create the potential for many complications, including drug-induced diabetes, weak bones, susceptibility to infections, and others. It is an important piece of your medical history.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know common side effects of steroid use?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
If you mean...: ...Anabolic steroids, there's high blood pressure, damage to the immune system, high cholesterol, diabetes, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), bad acne, liver damage, obnoxiously aggressive behavior, stretch marks, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, sudden cardiac death...And oh, yes, impotence. There are others as well.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: steroid abuse?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Steroid abuse: Continuous use inspite of consequences, both social as well as psychological/physical consequences.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me how much gains do you lose after stopping steroid use?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not enough info: Are you talking about Anabolic steroids or glucocorticosteroids?. What specifically do you mean by gains? Are we speaking about muscle bulk and strength after anabolic steroid use? If that is the case you will gradually lose the gains after the use is stopped.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you recover from long-term steroid use?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Most men who've tried steroids have regretted it, but unless you've committed an act of senseless violence, you'll recover with stretch marks and saggy skin. Most women prefer a natural fitness guy, and steroids are illegal and cheating. Put it behind you and enjoy a world in which no one has a perfect body.

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