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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Overview)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids have two effects: anabolic, or growth-promoting, and androgenic, or masculinity-promoting.


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Is the atrophy of a man's testicles permanent after taking anabolic-androgenic steroids?

Is the atrophy of a man's testicles permanent after taking anabolic-androgenic steroids?

How long....: Long term use will shrivel the testes of any man and also shut down the production of the lh and fsh parts of the pituitary gland, which turns on the testes.The longer on Anabolic steroids the longer to resurrect testicular function.This why steroid users, acommodating to higher than normal testosterone levels have such a hard time quiting. Their levels immediately drop to pre-pubertal levels! ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
91 doctors shared insights

Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Overview)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids have two effects: anabolic, or growth-promoting, and androgenic, or masculinity-promoting.


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Is the atrophy of a man's testicles an effect of taking anabolic-androgenic steroids?

Is the atrophy of a man's testicles an effect of taking anabolic-androgenic steroids?

Yes: By taking steroids you tell your endocrine system you don't need hormones so it shuts the testicles down. They atrophy and can retract some. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is the atrophy of a man's testicles an effect of taking anabolic-androgenic steroids?

Yes: By taking steroids you tell your endocrine system you don't need hormones so it shuts the testicles down. They atrophy and can retract some. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is the atrophy of a man's testicles permanent after taking anabolic-androgenic steroids?

How long....: Long term use will shrivel the testes of any man and also shut down the production of the lh and fsh parts of the pituitary gland, which turns on the testes.The longer on Anabolic steroids the longer to resurrect testicular function.This why steroid users, acommodating to higher than normal testosterone levels have such a hard time quiting. Their levels immediately drop to pre-pubertal levels! ...Read more

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How do anabolic steroids work?

How do anabolic steroids work?

Long or short answer: Short answer is that Anabolic steroids cause growth (as opposed to androgenic steroids that make you masculine or corticosteroids & mineralocorticoids which do neither but are still important in our health). Long answer is that testosterone affects receptors inside cell, stimulating replication (growth). Check out www.Sportsci.Org/encyc/anabster/anabster.Html. ...Read more

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What's so bad about anabolic steroids?

What's so bad about anabolic steroids?

Serious effects: Anabolic steroids can cause many adverse effects. Elevated blood pressure harmful changes in cholesterol levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease increase risk of coronary artery disease liver damage. ...Read more

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Do anabolic steroids make you agressive?

Often: Quite a few gym guys who've tried anabolic steroids have reported being troubled by their own behavioral changes. I've been around fitness for decades, and every guy I know who's tried steroids has regretted experimenting. I'd urge you not to, but it's your decision. Most women prefer a naturally-fit man, and using steroids is mostly illegal, is cheating, and shrinks your testicles. No thanks. ...Read more

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Someone i know wants to use anabolic steroids?

Bad idea: Anabolic steroids have lots and lots of nasty effects, including causing psychotic reactions, testicular atrophy, infertility, and heart disease. If you have any influence over this "someone, " tell them it's not worth it. In professional and even semi-professional sports, they are testing for it everywhere. Whatever improvement in muscle strength, bulk etc. Can be achieved by good diet;exercise. ...Read more

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Is there a safe alternative to anabolic steroids?

Is there a safe alternative to anabolic steroids?

Hard work: Anabolic steroids have short-term and long-term side effects. There are many supplements that are supposed to increase the gains that you realize from your workouts. Any of those supplements that mimic the effects of steroids (remember androstenedione) potentially come with the same short and long term side effects. But nothing substitutes for hard work. ...Read more

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Hello sir i want to know about anabolic steroids?

Hello sir i want to know about anabolic steroids?

What's to know?: I've been around gyms for decades, and every ordinary fitness-guy that I know who's tried them would urge others not to. The aggression can cause you to do something impulsively that you'll regret horribly; the depression after can land you in the mental ward. Most women prefer a naturally fit man and can tell -- and not just from your shrunken testicles. Please be careful, man, and choose wisely. ...Read more

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What kind of anabolic steroids is not very strong?

Steroids?: The strength is not important, as increasing doses make the weaker stronger. The problem is using Anabolic steroids for non-medical bodybuilding or weight gain. This class has serious emotional and physical side effects and should be used for medical problems under strict medical supervision. ...Read more

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Could anabolic steroids actually give athletesthis not the case?

Give athletes what?: Your question seems to read - could Anabolic steroids give athletes this not the case. You don't say what. Anabolic steroids have many serious side effects over time, and this is one of the reasons they have been banned in professional sports - emotional changes (rhoid rage), anger and even psychosis, potential liver and heart damage, atrophy of testicles and impaired fertility. ...Read more

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How dangerous is anabolic steroid use?

Worst is behavioral: The greatest danger is that the weird moods that steroids produce will cause you to do something that you will regret terribly, horribly, for the rest of your life. Why not play by the rules, obey the law, and get used to the idea that most women prefer a natural bodybuilder? ...Read more

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Are injectable anabolic steroids legal?

Are injectable anabolic steroids legal?

No: Unless they are prescribed by a doctor for one of the few medical conditions for which their use is appropriate, all forms of Anabolic steroids are illegal. ...Read more

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Is tribulus terrestris an anabolic steroid ?

No: It is an herbal supplement that has been around for years, claiming to "naturally increase testosterone". However, clinical studies have failed to support this claim. Like most supplements, it has no proven studies that it does anything positive for you. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of using anabolic steroids?

See below: Depending on the length of drug abuse, there is a chance that the immune system can be damaged. Most of these side-effects are dose-dependent, the most common being elevated blood pressure, especially in those with pre-existing hypertension, and harmful changes in cholesterol levels: some steroids cause an increase in LDL "bad" cholesterol and a decrease in HDL "good" cholesterol. ...Read more

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What should I expect after injecting anabolic steroids?

What should I expect after injecting anabolic steroids?

Anabolic steroids: Please go on-line to "www.drugabuse.gov/public" Unless a doctor has documented that you have a low testosterone level it is foolhardy to use anabolic steroids. You should be aware of the athletes who have got themselves into trouble by using anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Does Flonase contain anabolic steroid & causes hairyness?

No: Flonase contains fluticasone which is a cortisone-like steroid, not an anabolic steroid, and is not converted into Anabolic steroids in the body. If you have developed hirsutism on this medication, talk to the prescribing health care provider. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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