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Doctor insights on: What Does High Creatine Levels And Anabolic Steroids Have In Common

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Can you take creatine, anabolic steroids and protein all at the same time?

Can you take creatine, anabolic steroids and protein all at the same time?

Yes: If you are going to use anabolic agents to build muscle, you need to to have plenty of protein in circulation to achieve that goal. The addition of creatine would enhance that process. ...Read more

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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I have been taking anabolic steroids for five years I am off them now how long will it take me to be producing normal level testosterone again?

I have been taking anabolic steroids for five years I am off them now how long will it take me to be producing normal level testosterone again?

No way to tell: It could be days to weeks -- or even permanent deficiency. There are many, many variable that can affect your return to normal. Check w/your doctor for testing and possible treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Will my creatinine level raise from taking anabolic steroids? And will drinking lots of water bring it down for my drug screen that uses urine dilute

Both unlikely . . .: It's unlikely that anabolic steroids will affect your creatinine level, a measure of kidney function. Drinking water may decrease blood urea nitrogen (BUN) but not creatinine. Different drug screens test for different things. Most employers check for opioid abuse, not anabolic use, unlike sporting oversight groups. Unfortunately, there's no way to get stuff out of your system any faster or hide it ...Read more

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How do anabolic steroids work?

How do anabolic steroids work?

Long or short answer: Short answer is that Anabolic steroids cause growth (as opposed to androgenic steroids that make you masculine or corticosteroids & mineralocorticoids which do neither but are still important in our health). Long answer is that testosterone affects receptors inside cell, stimulating replication (growth). Check out www.Sportsci.Org/encyc/anabster/anabster.Html. ...Read more

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What's so bad about anabolic steroids?

What's so bad about anabolic steroids?

Serious effects: Anabolic steroids can cause many adverse effects. Elevated blood pressure harmful changes in cholesterol levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease increase risk of coronary artery disease liver damage. ...Read more

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Do anabolic steroids make you agressive?

Often: Quite a few gym guys who've tried anabolic steroids have reported being troubled by their own behavioral changes. I've been around fitness for decades, and every guy I know who's tried steroids has regretted experimenting. I'd urge you not to, but it's your decision. Most women prefer a naturally-fit man, and using steroids is mostly illegal, is cheating, and shrinks your testicles. No thanks. ...Read more

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Someone i know wants to use anabolic steroids?

Bad idea: Anabolic steroids have lots and lots of nasty effects, including causing psychotic reactions, testicular atrophy, infertility, and heart disease. If you have any influence over this "someone, " tell them it's not worth it. In professional and even semi-professional sports, they are testing for it everywhere. Whatever improvement in muscle strength, bulk etc. Can be achieved by good diet;exercise. ...Read more

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Is there a safe alternative to anabolic steroids?

Hard work: Anabolic steroids have short-term and long-term side effects. There are many supplements that are supposed to increase the gains that you realize from your workouts. Any of those supplements that mimic the effects of steroids (remember androstenedione) potentially come with the same short and long term side effects. But nothing substitutes for hard work. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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


Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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