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Doctor insights on: Anabolic Steroids And Cardiovascular Disease

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How do people get anabolic steroids?

How do people get anabolic steroids?

Illegally: Anabolic steroids, except for very rare cases, have no accepted medical use. The vast majority of people using Anabolic steroids are doing so illegally. You can get them the same way you get other illegal drugs, from drug dealers. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

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


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Could i gain weight with anabolic steroids?

Could i gain weight with anabolic steroids?

Yes, but............: And you will also increase your risk of cardiac disease, testicular atrophy and impotence and baldness and certain cancers. You think the trade-off is worth it? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how anabolic steroids work?

Can you tell me how anabolic steroids work?

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

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Can you tell me how can anabolic steroids work?

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

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How do anabolic steroids affect your personality?

How do anabolic steroids affect your personality?

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 more

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Are anabolic steroids worth taking for fast results?

Are anabolic steroids worth taking for fast results?

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 more

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What is the functional group present in anabolic steroids?

There are many: it is a basic sterol nucleus, but has several methyl, alkene and alcohol (hydroxy) groups at different carbon points. ...Read more

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I have chemical effects on your body when using anabolic steroids, any suggestions?

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

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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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Anabolic Steroids (Definition)

A anabolic steroid is a drug similar to the male hormone testosterone, and has similar effects such as increased muscle mass, more strength, and longer training endurance. Side effects include acne, increased body hair, deeper voice, ...Read more


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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more