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Are there steroids in aromasin (exemestane)?

Are there steroids in aromasin (exemestane)?

No: Of the 3 aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole-arimidex, letrozole-femara, exemestane-aromasin), Aromasin is chemically based on a steroidal type backbone. The drug or its formulation does not contain additional steroids. It was hoped that this steroidal nature would avoid some of the negative bone side effects of other ais but this has not been evident in clinical trials. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Aromasin (Definition)

Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor that is used to treat early and advanced breast ...Read more


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Can i use aromasin (exemestane) to restore low testosterone and high estrogen? Male 30 years old with steroid abuse history.

Can i use aromasin (exemestane) to restore low testosterone and high estrogen? Male 30 years old with steroid abuse history.

No, don't!: Aromasin (exemestane) blocks conversion of testosterone (T) to estrogen. With low T, there's nothing to convert. Your brain needs to increase FSH and LH to stimulate your testes to produce T. Your brain stops this when you abuse anabolics, and your testes shrink. Aromasin (exemestane) will delay recovery of FSH and LH levels. It can take months or years, but you can fully recover if you wait and stay lean. ...Read more

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Is steroid healthy?

Is steroid healthy?

Depends: For medical reasons, specific durations and doses of steroids are helpful. But recreationally or for body building, they are not healthy. Steroids have serious long-term side effects even those used in medicine. ...Read more

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Characteristics of steroid user ?

Characteristics of steroid user ?

A B C: Angry. Big muscles and little head and little, little testicles. Crazy to do it and really crazy emotions. ...Read more

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How serious are steroids for you?

How serious are steroids for you?

Anabolic steroids?: Glucocorticoids are prescribed after weighing benefits vs the considerable risks, but Anabolic steroids will be used by maybe a million us gym types this year. Lawbreaking & cheating are bad for you, most women prefer a natural bodybuilder, and the greatest danger is to your mind -- you may do something you'll regret terribly. Physical dangers are real but usually less catastrophic. ...Read more

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Why oral steroids must be tapered?

Taper?: Generally do not have to taper. Oral steroids are tapered for two reasons. #1 to prevent flare of disease. #2 to reduce likelihood of adrenal insufficiency. Most diseases do not flare when steroids are stopped abruptly ( there are some exceptions) - they do flare when stopped too early. Adrenal insufficiency can occur but only with higher dose and prolonged courses of steroids. ...Read more

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Are steroids safe, if used properly?

What type?: Glucocorticoids such as prednisone are basically safe if used exactly as prescribed by a competent physician. A short course, for example, is great for poison ivy. Anabolic steroids are widely used, and the greatest danger is that the user will do something impulsively that they'll regret terribly for the rest of their life. Guys I've known who've tried them have all advised against it after. ...Read more

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Are steroids really that bad for you?

Yes and no: When steroids are used under the guidance of a physician, they can be beneficial if not truly life saving. When misused, they can cause irreversible damage to the body. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I do steroids at 21 y/o?

Depends: Are you taking steroids on a doctor's prescription to treat some condition.? That would be ok. However are you taking them for athletic performance or body building? That can have serious consequences and is not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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