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My friends say that HGH is a lot better than taking steroids. Is this true?

My friends say that HGH is a lot better than taking steroids. Is this true?

No: They are all toxic and harmful. Plus you'll be obtaining them illegally and you won't have any way of knowing what's in them, what you're putting in your body, and how it could harm you. Also, there's no beneficial effect of taking them in the first place. Don't do stupid things to your body, it's the only one you'll ever have. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Frequent and long duration usage of steroid creams will lead to addict(depend) the skin to that cream? if so what is the duration steroids can be used?

Frequent and long duration usage of steroid creams will lead to addict(depend) the skin to that cream? if so what is the duration steroids can be used?

Short times. : The skin will be come thin, shiny and frequently have little arteries showing in the skin Can take a long time to recover especially on the face. Should not use longer than a week to 19 days. follow prescriber instructions. ...Read more

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A dr said that steroid inj into hip jt crystallizes over time is this true and is this characteristic of all steroid injections?

A dr said that steroid inj into hip jt crystallizes over time is this true and is this characteristic of all steroid injections?

Yes but rare: The socalled “cortisone flare” reaction has been reported to occur in approximately two percent of patients. This occurs when the injected cortisone crystallizes and causes pain worse than before the shot. Fortunately, these “flares” usually do not last long and resolve with icing after 12 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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I gained quite a bit of weight after long-term steroid therapy, then told i won't be able to lose it. Is that true? I've tried everything!

Not true: You can lose it but it will take disciple and motivation. Do low impact aerobics if possible. Dieting is essential. Minimize carbs (no bread, pasta, cheese, sodas of any kind, cheese, sweets), control portion size. No snacking or fast foods. ...Read more

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Is it true that hCG pregnyl is a steroid that helps build muscle?

Is it true that hCG pregnyl is a steroid that helps build muscle?

Yes but no: Hcg is human chorionic gonadotropin, the 'pregnancy hormone' in women. Pregnyl is a trade name brand of hcg. Technically, 'no, ' it is not a steroid it is a peptide hormone, a glycoprotein. It is not approved, black market, and potentially dangerous to use for muscle building: you decide. ...Read more

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Is that true that steroid cream can cause skin discoloration?

Is that true that steroid cream can cause skin discoloration?

Steroid cream: Using strong steroid creams for prolonged periods of time can cause skin lightening ...Read more

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I have heard that many vitamins on sale usually contain some contamination like steroids & other stuff, is this true ?

I have heard that many vitamins on sale usually contain some contamination like steroids & other stuff, is this true ?

Depends: I think centrum contains nickel and tin as part of the processing. Vitamins do not have to be on sale to contain bad stuff. Got to know the company and see the manufacturing data sheet to really know. Independent testing is also helpful. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat/ reduce pain? I heard injection of steroids into the spine will help with back pain. True? What else?

What can be done to treat/ reduce pain? I heard injection of steroids into the spine will help with back pain. True? What else?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (mid back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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