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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I am 26 and going in for minor surgery for my septum and am currently taking anabolic steroids is it safe to have the surgery while on them or stop?
Surgery: Recommend u concur with your surgeon prior to the procedure. ...Read more
Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine
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
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
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