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How do I get my testicles back to normal size after taking anabolic steroids?

How do I get my testicles back to normal size after taking anabolic steroids?

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. ...Read more

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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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How do anabolic steroids work?

How do anabolic steroids work?

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. ...Read more

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What's so bad about anabolic steroids?

What's so bad about anabolic steroids?

Serious effects: Anabolic steroids can cause many adverse effects.
Elevated blood pressure
harmful changes in cholesterol levels
increase the risk of cardiovascular disease increase risk of coronary artery disease
liver damage. ...Read more

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Do anabolic steroids make you agressive?

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. ...Read more

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Someone i know wants to use anabolic steroids?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a safe alternative to anabolic steroids?

Is there a safe alternative to anabolic steroids?

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. ...Read more

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Hello sir i want to know about anabolic steroids?

Hello sir i want to know about anabolic steroids?

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. ...Read more

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What kind of anabolic steroids is not very strong?

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. ...Read more

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Could anabolic steroids actually give athletesthis not the case?

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. ...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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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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Can oral spray anabolic steroids work?

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..... ...Read more

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What are longterm effects of anabolic steroids for bodybuilders?

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. ...Read more

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Can taking anabolic steroids effect my RA or the medication I'm on?

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. ...Read more

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Hi can anabolic steroids and humira (adalimumab) be taken together. ?

Hi can anabolic steroids and humira (adalimumab) be taken together. ?

See details: You have asked this question before. I urge you to avoid anabolic steroids because of the high likelihood of side effects including impotency, testicular atrophy, fits of rage and heart attacks. The use of this substance is the reason why so many professional wrestlers die so young. ...Read more

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I got an allergic reaction from anabolic steroids, what else can I use?

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. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using salazopyrine with anabolic steroids?

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take anabolic steroids for those younger than 20 years old?

Is it safe to take anabolic steroids for those younger than 20 years old?

If prescribed: If steroids were prescribed by physician for a legitimate reason, and the benefits outweigh the potential side effects of the steroids, then it is ok. But just using Anabolic steroids without a medical reason to beef yourself up is a terrible idea, no matter what your age, but even worse in developing bodies. You can cause so much long term irreversible damage - don't risk it! ...Read more

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Has anybody discovered a safe alternative to anabolic steroids for fitness?

Do Be Careful: Aging may be ''normal'', but look at all the pressure to be that ideal. It will cure your every woe; yes? No, not really.
There actually is/are reward(s) for fitness. Beyond the loooong term help in your heart, lung, brains, vessels, muscle tone, a hormone is released that gives a delightful sense--period.
And a little grace is attractive & never hurt anyone. ...Read more

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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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Is testicle shrinkage for sure with anabolic steroids as light as 30 mg ED and just for 30 days ?

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Here are some ...: Testosterone supplement knocks off natural biofeedback so to stimulate testes to secrete testosterone, i.e., no use or misuse, in time resulting in testicular shrinkage. However, its pace and degree widely vary among man and no one can predict what extent may occur; so time will reveal the individual story. Hence, follow professional advice and monitoring on how to start, use, and monitor T-usage. ...Read more

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If i take one cycle of anabolic steroids , would it kill me for over dose if I have one kidney ?

If i take one cycle of anabolic steroids  , would it kill me for over dose if I have one kidney ?

Why do you want : To take Anabolic steroids , risk loosing the only kidney you have , reconsider not to uses illegal steroids ( most likely not rx by physician ) , use other heathy options .Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly are anabolic steroids? What are they, how do they work in the body, and which sports people use them?

What exactly are anabolic steroids? What are they, how do they work in the body, and which sports people use them?

They are chemicals: that are produced by the body, more in males than in females, including testosterone and a bunch of similar steroid molecules (like DHEA), which increase during puberty in males (less so in girls) to increase muscle mass, change distribution of fat/muscle, and cause sexual maturation. Synthetics have been made that mostly increase muscle mass. They are dangerous &cause liver and mental problems. ...Read more

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I used to use anabolic steroids 3years ago. I stopped using after getting a swelling in my thig were i injected the steroid. I am still getting this?

The most logical: Deduction is that the swelling is inflammation. You may have seeded an infection there if you didn't wipe top of bottle off when pulling into syringe or there was a contaminant in the liquid. You may have a pocket of infection that waxes ANS wanes or say a foreign body from the injection if u used a big needle. Next time it swells, go in and see if do thinks it looks infected. Gd luc. ...Read more

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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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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. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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