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Doctor insights on: Anabolic Steroids And High Creatinine Levels

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Will my creatinine level raise from taking anabolic steroids? And will drinking lots of water bring it down for my drug screen that uses urine dilute

Will my creatinine level raise from taking anabolic steroids? And will drinking lots of water bring it down for my drug screen that uses urine dilute

Both unlikely. . .: It's unlikely that anabolic steroids will affect your creatinine level, a measure of kidney function. Drinking water may decrease blood urea nitrogen (BUN) but not creatinine. Different drug screens test for different things. Most employers check for opioid abuse, not anabolic use, unlike sporting oversight groups. Unfortunately, there's no way to get stuff out of your system any faster or hide it ...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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I have been taking anabolic steroids for five years I am off them now how long will it take me to be producing normal level testosterone again?

No way to tell: It could be days to weeks -- or even permanent deficiency. There are many, many variable that can affect your return to normal. Check w/your doctor for testing and possible treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen (e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally (ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

If anabolic steroids increase estrogen (e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally (ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Are anabolic steroids safe?

Are anabolic steroids safe?

No: The list negative effects is long, including both short and long-term effects. The short list is aggression, manic episodes, acne, alopecia, increased risk of tendon tears, liver dysfunction, liver cancer, hypogonadism, decreased sperm count and mobility, gynecomastia, increased risk of prostate cancer, hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, and case reports of sudden death. Those are the highlights. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use anabolic steroids?

I'd urge you not to: I've been around gyms for decades. Among the ordinary fitness-guys that I know who've tried them, all have said they were sorry. The emotions are the worst. You may do something impulsively that you regret horribly for the rest of your life. Tapering may cause depression bad enough to land you in the mental ward. Your balls shrink. Most women prefer a naturally fit man and can tell you aren't. ...Read more

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Help please, what are anabolic steroids?

Help please, what are anabolic steroids?

They are hormones: Derived from cholesterol, that are related to testosterone, which is the naturally occurring one (as is andostenedione). They are either semisynthetic (chemically related to testosterone) or fully synthetic. They increase metabolism and muscle mass, which is their natural function in men, and cause sexual maturation. In excessive doses, they are very toxic, which is one reason they are banned. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of anabolic steroids?

What are the different kinds of anabolic steroids?

See below: Anabolic steroids, technically known as anabolic-androgenic steroids (aas), are drugs that have similar effects to testosterone in the body. There are four common forms in which Anabolic steroids are administered: oral pills, injectable steroids, creams/gels for topical application, and skin patches.
Methyltestosterone and Fluoxymesterone as well as testosterone are examples. ...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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What are some side effects of using anabolic steroids?

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?

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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What are the side effects of using oral anabolic steroids?

What are the side effects of using oral anabolic steroids?

Many: Affects the adrenal system, liver, kidneys and can cause serious mood disorders. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

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

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What are the side effects associated with anabolic steroids?

Many: Increased bad cholesterol, atrophy of the testicles, acne, high blood pressure, liver damage, heart disease and (depending on the drug) enlarged breasts. Also there are reports of increased irritability, and mania. Definitely powerful medications which should be taken under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Can a man with klinefelters syndrome take anabolic steroids?

Can a man with klinefelters syndrome take anabolic steroids?

Testosterone needed: Men with kleinfelters usually have small testes that do not make enough testosterone. Therefore, testosterone replacement is often needed. However, once the t replacement gets your t to a normal level, more is not better. How do you judge a normal level of t replacement? It is not as straightforward as with thyroid. You need to judge bone health, male characteristics, and side effects. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in using small amounts of anabolic steroids?

Yes: Anabolic steroids have serious emotional and physical side effects and should not be used for any non-medical bodybuilding or weight gain. If prescribed for a medical problem you will need strict medical supervision. ...Read more

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Do small doses of anabolic steroids have no noticeable side effects?

Maybe not by you...: ...But Anabolic steroids are essentially synthetic testosterone. Even small amounts will have detrimental effects, whether you notice them immediately or not. Stay away. ...Read more

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What are the risks for taking anabolic steroids and why do kids do it?

Muscles: But they interfere with the proper role of the male hormone testosterone, for starters.
Picture is easily worth, oh say 999 words. Look at barry bonds 8 years ago vs. Today. Yup.
Unfair and way unhealthy. ...Read more

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What are the most important side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

What are the most important side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

Risk vs Benefit: Elevated blood pressure, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, liver disease, testicular atrophy, development of breasts in men, increased body hair in women, decreased libido, depression, mood instability, and potential for violence. There are other side effects, but I thought this list would keep anyone from using anabolic steroids. It seems there is a lot to risk and to little gain. ...Read more

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Why alotvof people use anabolic steroids without gitting any side effects?

Why alotvof people use anabolic steroids without gitting any side effects?

There isn't good data: With any medication, side effects usually occur in some percentage of people. For some drugs, certain side effects may occur in a high percentage, but for most, particularly with serious side effects, they only occur in a minority. It often depends on how much & how often you use it, in which form, and your own biology, other medications, other illnesses or predispositions, whether you get them. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to use anabolic steroids without looking masculine?

Is it possible for a woman to use anabolic steroids without looking masculine?

Crazy: You can't have it both ways. Look at the cheating women athletes at the olympics who looked like men from using anabolic steroids. It's stupid to fool with biology. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any anabolic steroids that don't show up on a drug test?

Why?: So you can use that particular one? Anabolic steroids are highly dangerous drugs, even when they are used for the right reasons in people who have deficiencies or where such agents have therapeutic purposes. When used for the wrong reasons (artificially inducing muscle growth) by people with little or no medical training they can cause psychosis, cardiac problems, liver damage and many others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how drug dealers get dianobol and all these other anabolic steroids?

Many places: For the most part, pharmaceutical drugs are diverted by corrupt workers in retail pharmacies, more so in wholesale pharmacies and the pharmaceutical companies themselves, as well as their warehouses. In some cases, there are chemists with their own labs who actually make the stuff, and that can be a problem because quality control isn't what it could be. Bad docs and clinics prescribe them too. ...Read more

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How is it possible for drug dealers to get dianobol and all these other anabolic steroids?

Not Clear: Of course if it were obvious the drug dealers would be arrested as well as their source if implicated. I think most experts would predict it comes somewhere in the pharmaceutical distribution line or from overseas. ...Read more

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I am researching anabolic steroids for personal use and was wondering if one cycle can affect fertility?

Not a good idea: Anabolic steroids have significant long term detrimental effects and problems so it is my strong recommendation that you do not start taking them even for very small period of time unless there are actual medical reasons to do so then you should do so under supervision of your doctor good luck. ...Read more

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Husband used anabolic steroids in his teenage/young adult yrs. About 3 years ago stopped. Currently presenting w. symptoms of Cushing's - related?

Husband used anabolic steroids in his teenage/young adult yrs. About 3 years ago stopped. Currently presenting w. symptoms of Cushing's - related?

Nope: The use of anabolic steroids does NOT cause future adrenal disease....there are a lot of side effects but that is NOT one of them!
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I'm looking into anabolic steroids. I know their illegal I just want a doctors take on the use of them and if I should use them I'm 6'4 165lds and 21?

I'm looking into anabolic steroids. I know their illegal I just want a doctors take on the use of them and if I should use them I'm 6'4 165lds and 21?

NO!!: Too many problems, side effects and long range health issues with taking steroids. I would consider a personal trainer who can coach you and exercise and nutrition for your body type. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids have two effects: anabolic, or growth-promoting, ...Read more