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Anabolic Steroids For Back Pain
Shrinking Testicles: Given your age, it would be my recommendation that you just leave them alone, not take more medications or hormones and let nature take the course of healing and let you recover your normal and natural hormone production. Once that happens your testicles will recover, start producing sperm again and all will be well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Steroids?: The strength is not important, as increasing doses make the weaker stronger. The problem is using Anabolic steroids for non-medical bodybuilding or weight gain. This class has serious emotional and physical side effects and should be used for medical problems under strict medical supervision.See 2 more doctor answers
Give athletes what?: Your question seems to read - could Anabolic steroids give athletes this not the case. You don't say what. Anabolic steroids have many serious side effects over time, and this is one of the reasons they have been banned in professional sports - emotional changes (rhoid rage), anger and even psychosis, potential liver and heart damage, atrophy of testicles and impaired fertility.
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Maybe: What do you want them to do? Can they increase your androgen level so that your testicles are shut off, you become dependent on them, and infertile? Yes. Are they illegal for use in athletic performance enhancement? Yes. Are there any studies demonstrating long term safety or efficacy? No. If you fool with mother nature, mother nature will bite you in the a.....
For starters...: ...High blood pressure, damage to the immune system, high cholesterol, diabetes, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), bad acne, liver damage, obnoxiously aggressive behavior, stretch marks, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, sudden cardiac death...And oh, yes, impotence. Not to mention that it will get you banned from competition permanently.See 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea.: The anabolic steroids are not a good idea. Your system is highly stimulated already with an autoimmune disease. There is no sense in adding more chemicals for this. And sometimes people are already on steroids for the RA. If you are on DMARDS I would not add to the mix with anabolic steroids. Best wishes.
Avoid anabolics: The only treatment for an allergic reaction to medication is avoidance of that medication. This includes anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids carry many potentially very hazardous health effects. It is best to avoid these drugs any way. Most physicians would suggest a healthy diet, plenty of rest and appropriate exercise.
Sulfasalazine, corti: Salazopyrine (sulfapyridine) and cortico steroids, not Anabolic steroids are used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases. Sulfasal can decrease sperm count, can cause nausea, headache, vomiting, liver chem ann. Corticosteroids have potential for lots of side effects, in every organ system but are potent anti-inflammatories. There are other rx options available as well. Benefits vs risks with any rx.