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What are longterm effects of anabolic steroids for bodybuilders?

What are longterm effects of anabolic steroids for bodybuilders?

For starters...: ...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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Anabolic Steroids (Definition)

A anabolic steroid is a drug similar to the male hormone testosterone, and has similar effects such as increased muscle mass, more strength, and longer training endurance. Side effects include acne, increased body hair, deeper voice, ...Read more


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What are some side effects of using anabolic steroids?

What are some side effects of using anabolic steroids?

See below: Depending on the length of drug abuse, there is a chance that the immune system can be damaged. Most of these side-effects are dose-dependent, the most common being elevated blood pressure, especially in those with pre-existing hypertension, and harmful changes in cholesterol levels: some steroids cause an increase in LDL "bad" cholesterol and a decrease in HDL "good" cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

Many Adverse Effects: Side effects from taking oral Anabolic steroids can range from mild to severe. Hypertension, elevated cholesterol, changes in blood sugar, baldness, and cardiovascular disease occur. Males can develop gynecomastia or enlarged breasts, reduced sexual function, aggression. Irritability and testicular atrophy. Females can experience lowering of their voices, and increased body hair. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using stanozolol and nandrolone steroids?

Many: kidney impairment or failure; liver damage, cardiovascular problems including heart failure, high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and heart attack (even in young people) shrinkage of the testicles (testicular atrophy), reduced sperm count or infertility, baldness, development of breasts (gynecomastia), increased risk for prostate cancer. Don't abuse your body with illegal substances! ...Read more

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What are possible effects with long term usage of testosterone cypionate?

What are possible effects with long term usage of testosterone cypionate?

Benefits vs Risks: Benefits: more muscle, less fat, stronger bones, brighter mood, clearer thinking, harder erection, greater sex drive, etc. Risks: change in mood for worse ('roid rage), oily skin/acne, hair loss, difficulty voiding (enlarged prostate), nipple pain, male breast (gynecomastia), too much blood (polycythemia), drop in HDL (good) cholesterol, increase blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, infertility. ...Read more

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What are the most important side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids ?

What are the most important side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids ?

Risk vs Benefit: Elevated blood pressure, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, liver disease, testicular atrophy, development of breasts in men, increased body hair in women, decreased libido, depression, mood instability, and potential for violence. There are other side effects, but i thought this list would keep anyone from using anabolic steroids. It seems there is a lot to risk and to little gain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using salazopyrine with anabolic steroids?

What are the side effects of using salazopyrine with anabolic steroids?

Sulfasalazine, corti: Salazopyrine (sulfapyridine) and cortico steroids, not Anabolic steroids are used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases. Sulfasal can decrease sperm count, can cause nausea, headache, vomiting, liver chem ann. Corticosteroids have potential for lots of side effects, in every organ system but are potent anti-inflammatories. There are other rx options available as well. Benefits vs risks with any rx. ...Read more

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What are the side effects associated with anabolic steroids?

Many: Increased bad cholesterol, atrophy of the testicles, acne, high blood pressure, liver damage, heart disease and (depending on the drug) enlarged breasts. Also there are reports of increased irritability, and mania. Definitely powerful medications which should be taken under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Whats are the side effects of using slazopyrine with anabolic steroids for RA patients?

Whats are the side effects of using slazopyrine with anabolic steroids for RA patients?

Sulfasalzine ok, but: I use sulfasalzine 5500mg-dr as one of my first line drugs. Anabolic steroids if administered orally are quite dangerous. If low testosterone exists in either sex, it should be repleated. Of note is the fact that in this female dominant disease, many men are hypogonadal. There are no specific protocols for using anabolics (which one) with ra. However, there are protocals for treating low-t. ...Read more

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Are anabolic steroids worth taking for fast results?

Are anabolic steroids worth taking for fast results?

I say No: I've been around gyms for decades and every ordinary lift-for-fitness guy I know who's tried them has been sorry. The aggression may cause you to do something on impulse that you'll regret forever. The depression after can land you in the mental ward. Most women prefer a naturally-fit man and can tell -- and not just from your shrunken testicles or puffed nipples. Go for "natural". ...Read more

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What long term effects of steroids are common?

A lot her are some: Premature balding or hair loss dizziness mood swings, including anger, aggression, and depression seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations) extreme feelings of mistrust or fear (paranoia) problems sleeping nausea and vomiting trembling high blood pressure that can damage the heart or blood vessels over time aching joints greater chance of injuring muscles and tendons jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using protein supplements for bodybuilding?

What are the side effects of using protein supplements for bodybuilding?

Depends on Ur-: -age. I assume U R young. There's a place 4 protein sups, but U must B sure not 2 over do it. U need 50gms daily, with a weight training program, U should only sup on day of workout, some during & the rest after. None on day of rest. Always calculate Ur total daily intake from diet. Sup about 20-40 max depending on Ur weight & length & amount of exertion. Whey is the best. I use Muscle Tech. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of systemic usage of glucocorticoids topical steroids?

What are the side effects of systemic usage of glucocorticoids topical steroids?

Systemic or topical?: Hi. I'm sorry, but your question is not clear to me. Are you wondering about systemic glucocorticoids GC) versus topical glucocorticoids? Systemic GC can cause weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, thin skin, aseptic necrosis of the hip, etc. Topical GC, unless very potent over a huge body surface are, don't have these side effects. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of using steroids on an athelete's body?

Uh, which steroids?: See, there are many types of steroids. Corticosteroids are useful to calm inflammation. Mineralocorticoids are necessary for salt & mineral balance. Anabolic steroids are useful if you're deficient but if not supervised, can increase risk of heart disease, stroke, baldness, prostate enlargement, moobs (gynecomastia), loss of libido(!), etc. That's why regular testing is necessary to keep you optim. ...Read more

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Are steroids such as dianabol, deca and winstrol legal?

Yes, but: They need to be prescribed legally by a physician for a legitimate medical reseason. If obtained without an rx, since the are class iii controlled substances, both seller and user face significant charges, a felony offense. ...Read more

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What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

Depends: The side effects of inhaled steroids depend on the dose, and how long they are used. The side effects can include osteoporosis, decreased growth velocity in children, thrush, and rarely, cataracts, bruising/skin atrophy, fractures, and adrenal insufficiency. However, these risks must be weighed against the danger of uncontrolled asthma or copd. Definitely discuss any concerns with your provider. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of someone with multiple sclerosis taking steroids for bodybuilding?

What are the dangers of someone with multiple sclerosis taking steroids for bodybuilding?

Very dangerous: Do not use steroids to increase muscle strength or mass.Steroids are very dangerous and have many adverse side effects .A neurologist can clarify these risks in a patient w/ multiple sclerosis for you.! ...Read more

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What are some long term effects of epidural steroid injections?

What are some long term effects of epidural steroid injections?

Several: Multiple epidural steroid injections over the long term can result in: 1. Scar tissue surrounding the nerve sac (the dura) which can sometimes lead to spinal fluid leak with headaches 2. Higher risk of infection, bleeding 3. Avascular necrosis of the hips (the hip bone loses blood supply which can lead to premature arthritis) 4. Increased blood sugar (especially in diabetics). ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids have two effects: anabolic, or growth-promoting, ...Read more


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Steroids (Definition)

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