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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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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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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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Why are anabolic steroids banned?

Because of abuses: One of the public forces that drove govt to "ban" Anabolic steroids was high-profile athletes, some of who 'professed' never to have used them, were proven to be 'guilty'. Soit was 'secret', 'illicit' +not above board. Much use was 'amateur' and not managed by competent physicians. Doctors in general were either negative, uninformed of legitimate usage, or both. The media had a profit heyday. ...Read more

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Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you don't need it (and sometimes even if you do need it) can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, thin skin, obesity, cataracts, ulcers and many other problems. ...Read more

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Is androstenedione an illegal anabolic steroid?

Is androstenedione an illegal anabolic steroid?

Yes: The international olympic committee banned androstenedione in 1997 and placed it under the category of androgenic-anabolic steroids. On april 11, 2004, the United States food and drug administration banned the sale of androstenedione, citing that the drug poses significant health risks commonly associated with steroids. (info from wikipedia). ...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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Are steroids such as dianabol, deca and winstrol legal?

Are steroids such as dianabol, deca and winstrol legal?

Yes, but: They need to be prescribed legally by a physician for a legitimate medical reseason. If obtained without an rx, since the are class iii controlled substances, both seller and user face significant charges, a felony offense. ...Read more

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What is anabolic steroid?

A male: Sex hormone like testosterone and it's equivalents that works to build muscle and tissue -- anabolism. ...Read more

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What are longterm effects of anabolic steroids for bodybuilders?

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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How do anabolic steroids work?

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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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Will using deca durabolin (steroid) give me lean muscles?

Will using deca durabolin (steroid) give me lean muscles?

No: The best way to build lean muscle is with a program of diet, exercise and weight training. Steroids are a supplement at best and can lead to life threatening conditions at worst. ...Read more

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Is tribulus terrestris an anabolic steroid ?

No: It is an herbal supplement that has been around for years, claiming to "naturally increase testosterone". However, clinical studies have failed to support this claim. Like most supplements, it has no proven studies that it does anything positive for you. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Methandrostenolone Dianabol effects?

Methandrostenolone Dianabol effects?

Be careful!: Mostly bad ones. An orally active anabolic steroid, it has been banned in the us since 1990. It's effective at promoting muscle growth, but will also suppress/eliminate normal sperm production. If taken longterm it will cause feminizing effects like breast growth unless taken with an aromatase inhibitor drug. Cases of liver failure have been reported. ...Read more

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Does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

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Does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

No: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. While Prednisone is a steroid, it is a corticosteroid, not a sex steroid w/anabolic & androgenic properties, like testosterone. Taking Prednisone should have no impact on your testosterone production, at least not for the average person who isn't deathly ill and in need of a stress dose/boost. You can shut down acth w/o affecting lh in your pituitary. ...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 avoid 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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How dangerous is anabolic steroid use?

Worst is behavioral: The greatest danger is that the weird moods that steroids produce will cause you to do something that you will regret terribly, horribly, for the rest of your life. Why not play by the rules, obey the law, and get used to the idea that most women prefer a natural bodybuilder? ...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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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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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?

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?

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?

What should I expect after injecting anabolic steroids?

Regrets: I've been around gyms for decades. Of the ordinary fitness-guys I know who've tried them, all have said they were sorry. The emotional roller-coaster, the risk of doing something you'll be terribly sorry for, and just having your testicles shrink aren't worth it. It's cheating, and most women prefer a naturally fit man and can tell. You don't want this. ...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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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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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?

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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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


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Steroids (Definition)

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