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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

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. Ana Adelstein
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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