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Are creatine supplements considered as steroids or illegals?

Are creatine supplements considered as steroids or illegals?

No: They are legal, non-steroids, and safe. If you want to put on muscle, you'd do well to use an inexpensive creatine preparation. ...Read more

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Steroids (Definition)

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


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Is androstenedione an illegal anabolic steroid?

Is androstenedione an illegal anabolic steroid?

Yes: The international olympic committee banned androstenedione in 1997 and placed it under the category of androgenic-anabolic steroids. On april 11, 2004, the United States food and drug administration banned the sale of androstenedione, citing that the drug poses significant health risks commonly associated with steroids. (info from wikipedia). ...Read more

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Can a woman who works out get six-pack abs by exercise alone without using illegal steroids?

Can a woman who works out get six-pack abs by exercise alone without using illegal steroids?

Yes: Definitely "doable" the natural way. Also take a moment to consider your body image & what your goals are. It may be better to focus on general wellness than one particular anatomical feature. What good is a six-pack if you have to stress yourself out to get there? ...Read more

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Why are steroids illegal in sports if doctors sometimes prescribe them for patients?

Maybe: A particular medication might be taken by an athlete for the sole purpose of increasing their performance with no specific medical indication. This is often banned. But, there might be a legitimate medical indication for a particular medication so that is could be prescribed to patients. ...Read more

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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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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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Ensure plus is a steroid?

No: Ensure plus is a nutritional drink with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It does not contain any steroids. ...Read more

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Is an oral steroid a pill?

Yes: You already answered your own question. It is oral. It comes as a pill. ...Read more

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Are steroid shots painful?

Are steroid shots painful?

No: The only painful or uncomfortable sensation is the push of the steroid into your arm. ...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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Where can I buy steroids legally?

In the pharmacy: With a prescription. Steroids are powerful drugs that can cause serious harm if not given under a doctor's supervision. That is why a prescription is needed. ...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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Why do steroid shots hurt so much?

Depends: Depends on the doctor, the drug, body part injected and the size of the needle. Actually, when doing procedures the injection of the local anesthetic placed under the skin hurts worse than the needle. A doctor should only use a needs large enough to allow the medicine to flow through the needle. Large needles, of course, are mor painful than small ones. ...Read more

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Why do some athletes take steroids?

Why do some athletes take steroids?

Seroid Use: Steroids allow an athlete to become faster, stronger, bigger, etc., and that translated into being a "better" athlete. In some professional arenas of sport this is illegal, and others may not be. The bottom line is that steroid use for prolonged periods has potentially detrimental affects also. ...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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Should someone suddenly stop steroids?

Should someone suddenly stop steroids?

NO!!!: Stopping steroids suddenly, without tapering down the dose, can cause sudden cardiovascular collapse. If you are on a high dose for more than a few days, consult with your doc prior to stopping the medication. ...Read more

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How are asteroid and steroid different?

Two different words: An asteroid is a piece of rock flying around in space. Steroids are hormones, a type of medicine widely used to treat many human diseases. ...Read more

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Will steroids shots make u gain weight?

Will steroids shots make u gain weight?

Rarely and temporary: Generally and realistically, this happens very seldomly in clinical practice. When it does happen, it's almost always due to water gain, and it is rapidly shed by the body after the steroid is eliminated by the body (generally about a month for a typical "steroid" such as triamcinolone/kenalog). ...Read more

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How long can oral steroids be taken for?

Depends: On the condition, short bursts (courses) are usually 7-10 days long, but some conditions requires longer periods with different dosings ...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

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What is the best substitute for steroids?

What is the best substitute for steroids?

What are we treating: We try to spare the use of steroids as much as possible rheumatology. This really depends on what you're treating. In the specific clinical setting there are certain medications we can use to help avoid or decrease the dose of corticosteroids. This is going to be medical specificity and not a blanket answer. ...Read more

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Are there any positives of using steroids?

Are there any positives of using steroids?

Yes: Systemic corticosteroids are potent antiinflammatory meds and are essential in the treatment of a number of diseases. Unfortunately, with long time use, the side effects can be major. ...Read more