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A 50-year-old male asked:

Are steroids really that bad if used knowledgeabley and not abused with high doses or extended periods of time.

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Steroids: Corticosteroids are used for many purposes in the medical field; to reduce inflammation, reduce swelling, treat acute asthma, reduce brain edema, etc. However, Anabolic steroids are increasingly used inappropriately in the fields of body building, anti-aging, athletic pursuits in high schoolers all the way to professionals. These "performance enhancers" have multiple potential side effects.
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