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Dr. Austina Cho
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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. Austina Cho
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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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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