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Can you tell me about the problem with using steroids to gain muscle?

Can you tell me about the problem with using steroids to gain muscle?

The real concern: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.' ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I'm curious as to what is the problem with using steroids to gain muscle?

I'm curious as to what is the problem with using steroids to gain muscle?

The real issue: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.' ...Read more

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Iam ectomorph iam 5,9 and iam very thin and I weight 150 can I use steroid to gain muscle and gain weights?

Iam ectomorph iam 5,9 and iam very thin and I weight 150 can I use steroid to gain muscle and gain weights?

Safe Weight Gain?: Steroids should not be your choice to gain weight. In fact your current Ht to Wt is actually healthy. Any addition weight can be gained through weight lifting combined with increased and correct protein/fat/carb intake. Consider a gym trainer to help guide you in a plan for both. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Perhaps...: Any steroid can be used to increase muscle mass. However, keep in mind that this may result in increased blood sugar, diabetes and erratic behavior (aggressive), acne and heart disease. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with taking steroids for muscle gain?

What risks are associated with taking steroids for muscle gain?

See details: Testicular atrophy and impotence, premature coronary heart disease, acne, mood changes and fits of rage. Think that using Anabolic steroids is worth all of this? ...Read more

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Just got gynecomastia surgery done for 4wk ago, almost all glant is removed. When will it be ok to start using steroids for muscle gain again?

Just got gynecomastia surgery done for 4wk ago, almost all glant is removed. When will it be ok to start using steroids for muscle gain again?

Anabolic steroids: Have a lot of side effects, many more serious than gynecomastia, some even life-threatening. I don't think any medical professional will advise use of steroids for muscle gain. ...Read more

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How much muscle gain do you lose after stopping steroids?

How much muscle gain do you lose after stopping steroids?

Not clear: I am not certain what you are asking. Corticosteroids can cause muscle weakness what we call steroid myopathy. Some people use Anabolic steroids to build up their muscles but this is not a fda indication and which may lead to side effects especially over the long term. Caution — this is in the caution range. Not advised. ...Read more

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How quick do you notice a muscle gain while using steroids?

How quick do you notice a muscle gain while using steroids?

Muscle steroids: In the cell lab it can be seen in seconds. But in real life it may never been seen and indeed if too much will break down muscle. Avoid them like the plague. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight/muscle gain do you lose after stopping a prolonged use of steroids?

Can you tell me how much weight/muscle gain do you lose after stopping a prolonged use of steroids?

Depends: If you continue working out you will fall to a little more muscle than you would have had without the roids. If you quit both you will fall off rapidly but the amount depends on an individuals baseline metabolism and can't be calculated in advance. ...Read more

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What are some good alternatives to steroids, that help alongside diet and exercise to make large muscle gains? Thanks.

What are some good alternatives to steroids, that help alongside diet and exercise to make large muscle gains? Thanks.

Steroids are NOT: An alternative. They are illegal and dangerous. The only way to gain muscle is through exercise. There are no supplements or pills that will help do anything except waste your money. Talk w/a personal trainer; join a gym, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Will an epidural steroid injection make me gain weight or help with muscle growth?

Will an epidural steroid injection make me gain weight or help with muscle growth?

No and No: No and no. A single steroid injection is highly unlikely to cause measurable weight gain. Muscle growth can occur with Anabolic steroids such as the ones body builders are sometimes known to use. Epidural steroids are corticosteroids are nothing like anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Is there a safe steroid I could use to gain muscle mass. If so what could be side effects? And where could they be obtained?

Depends on your age: Jeffry s life, M.D. Would disagree with the previous answers. I would suggest reading "the life plan" and googling "cenegenics." if your total and especially free testosterone are below normal levels, either due to aging or disease, you are a candidate for fda approved testosterone replacement, via transdermal or injectable routes. This therapy can change your life, and you need to ask your dr. ...Read more

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I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout, also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?

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I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout, also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?

Dangerous: Steroids will cause more problems. You are better off doing nothing than take steroids. Steroids will cover up many symptoms of serious medial illness. You risk ending up delaying proper treatment in addition to causing long term toxicity. See a doctor and at least get your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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Can nasal steroids help with allergies and make me gain muscles if I lift weights?

Can nasal steroids help with allergies and make me gain muscles if I lift weights?

Nasal Steroids: If you suffer from hay fever or allergic rhinits, nasal steroids are very helpful to control your symptoms. But sorry, this kind of steroids are not the anabolic type and will not help you grow muscles. Even if it did, i surely will not recommend it for that purpose. ...Read more

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What is the alternative to steroids for muscles?

What is the alternative to steroids for muscles?

Not enough info: What specifically is the muscle disorder you are asking about? Supply that information and you can get a coherent answer. ...Read more

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Do most guys with big muscles get them naturally or with steroids?

Do most guys with big muscles get them naturally or with steroids?

Naturally: In my part of town, we were honest and smart. Not one was stupid enough to take the horrible consequences of taking that stuff.
Right? Ok, champ! (ask mr. B. Bonds). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about dangers of using steroids to increase muscle?

Can you please tell me about dangers of using steroids to increase muscle?

Don't do it: Forgive my frankness -- everybody I know who's tried has been sorry. Breaking the law. You are cheating. Personality changes that will alienate those who love you. Your testes shrink, you are likely to get breast development, and this is no way to impress women. Bad-cholesterol goes up, hair loss accelerates. You'll look big but ugly -- most women very much prefer a natural bodybuilder. ...Read more

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