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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

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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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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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 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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Third time im asking this question. Which is safer? Testosterone or anabolic steroids? I know both are bad. Dont tell me "neither" which is less bad?

Third time im asking this question. Which is safer? Testosterone or anabolic steroids? I know both are bad. Dont tell me "neither" which is less bad?

Testosterone worse: 'they're both bad.' (i had to say that first.) taking testosterone if you have normal levels is worse. It will shut off the production of testosterone by your testicles, which will shrink to the size of little hazelnuts. When you stop, it will take time before they get back to work. But anabolics can hurt the liver, give you acne, and make you aggressive. Skip the hormones and do more pushups! ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine anabolic steroids

Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine
anabolic steroids

Yes: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is not a live vaccine but is made from dna particles only and cannot cause infection. It is well tolerated and safe. This vaccine is given even to newborn babies (in a smaller dose) 3 doses will normally give immunity for life. There is an accelerated dosing given to those traveling into high risk zones--this dosing requires a later fourth dose. Bad disease--get protected! ...Read more

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With the guidance and supervision of a medical doctor , could it be safe for athletes to take anabolic steroids , human growth hormone , and epo?

With the guidance and supervision of a medical doctor , could it be safe for athletes to take anabolic steroids , human growth hormone , and epo?

Danger: I would not trust any physician who would give these products to a healthy 22 year old male. Testicles will shrink, the anatomy may change. Ones ability to father children in the future may be damaged. Diabetes and joint diseases may occur. The liver may be damaged. This is folly and dangerous and unwise. Please stop all hormones you are taking. Please. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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


Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more