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Anabolic Steroids And Cardiovascular Disease
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more
Same as testosterone: The body produces testosterone and similar steroids during puberty in men to increase muscle mass, hasten sexual maturation of both the anatomy (penile and testicular enlargement, sperm production) and sexual desire. Synthetic Anabolic steroids do essentially the same thing but can be far more potent. They also increase prostate cancer, depression, psychosis, heart trouble and other nasty stuff. ...Read more
They are hormones: That are similar to hormones the body makes to help increase muscle strength and growth, mainly testosterone and its derivatives. Boys and girls produce about the same amount of these until puberty, when it markedly increases in boys, which is why they have different kinds of muscle development. Synthetic steroids do the same thing, just more so. They also have major toxicity and dangers to health. ...Read more
Steroids: Personality, behavioral changes with steroid use include aggressiveness, increase in anger and irritability, increased appetites for food, stimulants, and sex, all the way to psychosis, total loss of reality. Get help before you severely damage your body, cancers of the brain, liver, or damage your family, your relationships, or you occupation! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I say No: I've been around gyms for decades and every ordinary lift-for-fitness guy I know who's tried them has been sorry. The aggression may cause you to do something on impulse that you'll regret forever. 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 or puffed nipples. Go for "natural". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How about stopping?: Anabolic steroids are dangerous drugs which are not ultimately worth the risks of increasing muscle mass, which is why i assume you are using them. Even when prescribed, they have a ton of potential side effects, and when obtained illicitly, there are purity and adulterant issues as well. They can produce both physical and mental side effects, up to psychotic reactions and liver cancer. ...Read more
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
Many Adverse Effects: Side effects from taking oral Anabolic steroids can range from mild to severe. Hypertension, elevated cholesterol, changes in blood sugar, baldness, and cardiovascular disease occur. Males can develop gynecomastia or enlarged breasts, reduced sexual function, aggression. Irritability and testicular atrophy. Females can experience lowering of their voices, and increased body hair. ...Read more
Sulfasalzine ok, but: I use sulfasalzine 5500mg-dr as one of my first line drugs. Anabolic steroids if administered orally are quite dangerous. If low testosterone exists in either sex, it should be repleated. Of note is the fact that in this female dominant disease, many men are hypogonadal. There are no specific protocols for using anabolics (which one) with ra. However, there are protocals for treating low-t. ...Read more
Nope: There is 0 good re Anabolic steroids from a medical perspective. You can't expect wght loss from them alone. The idea is, if you build up muscles (pro athletes have proven you can (illegally) on a. Steroids), the muscles will burn the calories that you eat, so you won't get fat. But you have to get the muscles first. Fat athletes are rare. Get big muscles, stop eating, then wght loss. But hunger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They may: I cannot find any studies of this issue, but did find several articles indicating that there are concerns that there may indeed be some interactions, especially in adolescents and young adults. WHY are you concerned about anabolic steroids? Are you using them for body building, and if so, are they prescribed? Talk to your health care professional and/or pharmacist asap as this may be harmful. ...Read more
What to do if I have been called in to take a drug test to be a mail carrier, does the usps drug test for anabolic steroids?
A cautious no: Most federally regulated drug testing programs perform a 6 panel test which includes marijuana metabolites, cocaine metabolites, PCP, opiates including heroin, and barbiturates. However if suspicious behavior warrants, additional testing may be requested on an individual basis particularly if it involves a post injury situation. ...Read more
I have seborrheic dermatitis , will taking a course of anabolic steroids make it worse. I'm only taking the steroids for the gym to help bulk up?
Manage it: Nowadays seborrheic dermatitis is very easy to manage even though it's not curable; only the most severe cases need to be care for by dermatologists. Trying anabolic steroids may increase the amount of sebum that the fungi live on, but there are other reasons to be a natural bodybuilder instead. I've been around gyms for years & most ordinary health-minded guys who try 'roids have been sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iga nephritis and anabolic steroids, will anabolic steroids make my condition worse, my kidney specialist said it shouldn't, just want a second opinio?
I agree: We have no western physiological reason to believe it would make it worse but if one has IgA nephritis one needs to be taking care of one's health in general. I don't know if taking Anabolic steroids fits. In chinese medicine Anabolic steroids have "kidney yang" energy and since nephritis reflects to much yang in the kidneys one would be adding fire to fire. Not generally recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer