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Contemplating temporary steroid use, is this okay?

Contemplating temporary steroid use, is this okay?

I'd urge you not to: I've been around gyms for four decades and most men who try Anabolic steroids are sorry. There are some risks, but most men don't suffer the disastrous effects. Most frightening is the effect on your mood -- it takes only seconds to do something you may regret terribly. Most women prefer a naturally-fit looking man, and you are breaking the law and cheating. ...Read more

Steroid Use (Definition)

There are several different types of steroids. Anabolic steroids are often used to gain muscle mass and are the "steroids" that are baned in professional sports/olympics, etc. These can be dangerous if taken innapropriately. Corticosteroids are used commonly to treat inflammation and are found in many different medications, and can be used in joint injections, etc.Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: steroid use?

What is the definition or description of: steroid use?

It depends: There are several different types of steroids. Anabolic steroids are often used to gain muscle mass and are the "steroids" that are baned in professional sports/olympics, etc. These can be dangerous if taken innapropriately. Corticosteroids are used commonly to treat inflammation and are found in many different medications, and can be used in joint injections, etc.Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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What are pros and cons of steroid use?

A no-brainer.: Cons: 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. Pros: i can't think of any. ...Read more

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Can you recover from long-term steroid use?

Can you recover from long-term steroid use?

Yes: Most men who've tried steroids have regretted it, but unless you've committed an act of senseless violence, you'll recover with stretch marks and saggy skin. Most women prefer a natural fitness guy, and steroids are illegal and cheating. Put it behind you and enjoy a world in which no one has a perfect body. ...Read more

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How to confront my boyfriend about his steroid use?

How to confront my boyfriend about his steroid use?

Do you need to?: I am going to assume that he is using Anabolic steroids as part of a muscle-gaining scheme. He has thought hard about this and decided to do it. About 1 million men in the USA are using steroids like this, mostly illegally, and most do not suffer serious ill-effects. If his behavior becomes unacceptable, you'll need to respond appropriately. My idea; other physicians here may disagree strongly. ...Read more

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Can you die from steroid use?

Steroids: Yes though it is not common. One complication of steroids is ulcer disease which can cause complications leading to death as an example. If you really need steroids as in addison's disease and they are suddenly discontinued, serious effects may also occur. ...Read more

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How many people died from steroid use?

How many people  died from steroid use?

Many: Steroid use, when first found, was thought to be a miracle for arthritis and other problems. Doctors thought it was the right thing to do but found not to be. We know better now and there still is a place for proper use. They also save many lifes. ...Read more

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Is steroid abuse on the decrease these days?

No: It just went ore under ground since it is able to be ordered from other than us. This is 100 percent wrong. ...Read more

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Does anyone know common side effects of steroid use?

If you mean...: ...Anabolic steroids, there's 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. There are others as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: steroid abuse?

Steroid abuse: Continuous use inspite of consequences, both social as well as psychological/physical consequences. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more

Steroid Abuse (Definition)

Steroid abuse is also known as Steroid use. Continuous use inspite of consequences, both social as ...Read more

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