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What Are The Side Effects Of Deca 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take steroids for muscles building, how it help me and what are the side effects is steroids?
Hope you won't: This is an important question and i'm glad you asked. You will gain muscle, but this still may not be what you want. Most women prefer a man who looks naturally fit. There are medical side-effects that you may experience. & it is probable that your temper will be affected, it will be harder to be nice, and you are likely to damage relationships or worse. And who likes a cheater / lawbreaker? ...Read more
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
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
My mom is about to have epidural steroid injections in her back for bulging discs. What are the side effects?
Usually minimal if: If given in the proper setting, minimal unless diabetic (elevate blood sugars) or have been on steroids chronically affecting horomonal balance. Local soreness or flush sensation/redness of skin can occur. Rarely, aseptic necrosis of bone can occur. A possible spinal headache or aseptic or chemical meningitis. Local soreness at the injection site is transient. Rarely, nerve or cord injury. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Steroid drops: Long term, high dose steroid drop use (such as pred forte or durezol) increase risk of cataract formation & glaucoma (or nerve damage from high intraocular eye pressure IOP). Short term, low dose steroid use has little risk of doing this, but if on it longer than 3-4 wks, an eyeMD should check your IOP. More info at email@example.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Daignosis needed: Why were these medications prescribed? Are they short term or long time? This is important. In order to advise how to avoid side effects we need to know what they were given for. There may be alternate therapy that would not require these meds. It depends what your risks are, what your co-morbidities (other medical problems) are. We need a diagnosis - ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer