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Why are anabolic steroids banned?

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

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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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?

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?

Anabolic steroids: Please go on-line to "www.drugabuse.gov/public"
Unless a doctor has documented that you have a low testosterone level it is foolhardy to use anabolic steroids. You should be aware of the athletes who have got themselves into trouble by using anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using oral anabolic steroids?

What are the side effects of using oral anabolic steroids?

Many: Affects the adrenal system, liver , kidneys and can cause serious mood disorders. ...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?

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?

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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Why alotvof people use anabolic steroids without gitting any side effects ?

Why alotvof people use anabolic steroids without gitting any side effects ?

There isnt good data: With any medication, side effects usually occur in some percentage of people. For some drugs, certain side effects may occur in a high percentage, but for most, particularly with serious side effects, they only occur in a minority. It often depends on how much & how often you use it, in which form, and your own biology, other medications, other illnesses or predispositions, whether you get them. ...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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Please tell me if there are any anabolic steroids that don't show up on a drug test?

Why?: So you can use that particular one? Anabolic steroids are highly dangerous drugs, even when they are used for the right reasons in people who have deficiencies or where such agents have therapeutic purposes. When used for the wrong reasons (artificially inducing muscle growth) by people with little or no medical training they can cause psychosis, cardiac problems, liver damage and many others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how drug dealers get dianobol and all these other anabolic steroids?

Can you tell me how drug dealers get dianobol and all these other anabolic steroids?

Many places: For the most part, pharmaceutical drugs are diverted by corrupt workers in retail pharmacies, more so in wholesale pharmacies and the pharmaceutical companies themselves, as well as their warehouses. In some cases, there are chemists with their own labs who actually make the stuff, and that can be a problem because quality control isn't what it could be. Bad docs and clinics prescribe them too. ...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?

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!
Hope this helps

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I'm looking into anabolic steroids. I know their illegal i just want a doctors take on the use of them and if I should use them i'm 6'4 165lds and 21?

I'm looking into anabolic steroids. I know their illegal i just want a doctors take on the use of them and if I should use them i'm 6'4 165lds and 21?

NO!!: Too many problems, side effects and long range health issues with taking steroids. I would consider a personal trainer who can coach you and exercise and nutrition for your body type. ...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 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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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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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'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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Help please, what are anabolic steroids?

Help please, what are anabolic steroids?

They are hormones: derived from cholesterol, that are related to testosterone, which is the naturally occurring one (as is andostenedione). They are either semisynthetic (chemically related to testosterone) or fully synthetic. They increase metabolism and muscle mass, which is their natural function in men, and cause sexual maturation. In excessive doses, they are very toxic, which is one reason they are banned. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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


Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

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