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Doctor insights on: Anabolic Steroids Sports Fitness

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

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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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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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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Which is more effective for exercising wii fit or ea sports fitness?

Which is more effective for exercising wii fit or ea sports fitness?

Both can be!: Find an activity program that you enjoy with either! get a heart rate monitor to see which raises your heart rate the most, and you can enjoy. I have more exerperience with the wii, but the ea sport are both great at offering a variety of sporting activities that provide good exercise! ...Read more

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How do sports fitness trainers treat lumbar sciatica?

How do sports fitness trainers treat lumbar sciatica?

Varies: There is probably some variation among trainers, but most would likely work on aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strengthening exercises. She or he may also adjust the program depending on how acute and severe the pain is, your age, your fitness, your tolerance to new exercise. ...Read more

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How would sports fitness trainers treat lumbar sciatica, the pain that radiates from hip to toe?

How would sports fitness trainers treat lumbar sciatica, the pain that radiates from hip to toe?

Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...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

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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

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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 risks for taking anabolic steroids and why do kids do it?

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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Is there a way to alter anabolic steroids to bypass alcohol?

Is there a way to alter anabolic steroids to bypass alcohol?

Unclear: Not sure what you mean by "bypass alcohol"?Also not sure what you mean by "way to alter anabolic steroids" - unless you're a chemist, the only way to alter a medication is to take it or not take it . What do you have in mind? ...Read more

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Whats are the side effects of using slazopyrine with anabolic steroids for RA patients?

Whats are the side effects of using slazopyrine with anabolic steroids for RA patients?

Sulfasalzine ok, but: I use sulfasalzine 5500mg-dr as one of my first line drugs. Anabolic steroids if administered orally are quite dangerous. If low testosterone exists in either sex, it should be repleated. Of note is the fact that in this female dominant disease, many men are hypogonadal. There are no specific protocols for using anabolics (which one) with ra. However, there are protocals for treating low-t. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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