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Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you don't need it (and sometimes even if you do need it) can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, thin skin, obesity, cataracts, ulcers and many other problems. ...Read more
Does Clomid (clomiphene) permanent decrease testosterone production after use like other steroids?
Unclear: Abusing testosterone via Anabolic steroids and causing greatly elevated testosterone levels has been linked to various problems in the cardiovascular system, including sudden cardiac death. Cardiac death is likely a result of an arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation, but the exact cause is unclear. ...Read more
No: Cortisone injections do not cause infertility, but they can cause a variety of other effects that have negative health consequences, including bone loss, weight gain, increased blood pressure and blood sugar. This is why their use should be limited as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Hypogonadism appears to be common among males who have sarcoidosis. In a 2007 belgian study, male patients with sarcoidosis had significantly lower median circulating levels of testosterone than healthy age matched controls. The mechanism is thought to be due to testicular dysfunction or disruption of the hormone signals from the pituitary or hypothalamus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. While Prednisone is a steroid, it is a corticosteroid, not a sex steroid w/anabolic & androgenic properties, like testosterone. Taking Prednisone should have no impact on your testosterone production, at least not for the average person who isn't deathly ill and in need of a stress dose/boost. You can shut down acth w/o affecting lh in your pituitary. ...Read more
Steroids and ED: Steroids, when used long term, are known to reduce the body's production of testosterone. This in turn can result in decreased interest in sex as well as poorer erections. A short course of steroids whould not have the same effect. If you're concerned about an abrupt onset of erectile dysfunction at the same time as starting steroids, you may want to discuss other options, if available. ...Read more
Possibly!: It's not the discontinuation of the steroid(s) that suppresses sperm production - rather, it's the prolonged/repeated use that results in "-" feedback inhibition/suppression that will manifest as chronic hypogonadism and male infertility. How long is "too" long likely varies from individual to individual as well. Best not to take it if you don't really need it! ...Read more
Steroid side effects: Even high dose solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is not known to cause infertility. Other immunosuppressives can cause infertility. Why do you receive this treatment? The underlying cause or disease process you might have could also cause this. Need to check in with the doctor giving you solumedrol (methylprednisolone). ...Read more
Maybe: What do you want them to do? Can they increase your androgen level so that your testicles are shut off, you become dependent on them, and infertile? Yes. Are they illegal for use in athletic performance enhancement? Yes. Are there any studies demonstrating long term safety or efficacy? No. If you fool with mother nature, mother nature will bite you in the a..... ...Read more
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