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What should you do if someone you know closely has been on anabolic steroids?

What should you do if someone you know closely has been on anabolic steroids?

That's a toughie: Get informed about the side-effects. Try to inform your friend of the consequences. Remain supportive and use tough love as necessary. Maybe a consultation with an addiction specialist would be appropriate. ...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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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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I have been on low dose anabolic steroids with no issues and all of a sudden my sex drive has gone and can't get full errection, ?

I have been on low dose anabolic steroids with no issues and all of a sudden my sex drive has gone and can't get full errection, ?

Why are on ?: Why are you using Anabolic steroids , is it due to medical indication ? Most of the time used not under supervision of physician, illegally as we read in news down fall of famous athelets cause harm to the body , if you are using on your own , yes it is a issue you are facing & other diseases will pop up , not too late , see your doctor, will correct the problem , may refer you to a urology. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been called in to take a drug test to be a mail carrier, does the usps drug test for anabolic steroids?

What to do if I have been called in to take a drug test to be a mail carrier, does the usps drug test for anabolic steroids?

A cautious no: Most federally regulated drug testing programs perform a 6 panel test which includes marijuana metabolites, cocaine metabolites, PCP, opiates including heroin, and barbiturates. However if suspicious behavior warrants, additional testing may be requested on an individual basis particularly if it involves a post injury situation. ...Read more

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Someone i know wants to use anabolic steroids?

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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Are anabolic steroids safe?

No: The list negative effects is long, including both short and long-term effects. The short list is aggression, manic episodes, acne, alopecia, increased risk of tendon tears, liver dysfunction, liver cancer, hypogonadism, decreased sperm count and mobility, gynecomastia, increased risk of prostate cancer, hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, and case reports of sudden death. Those are the highlights. ...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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Why are anabolic steroids banned?

Because of abuses: One of the public forces that drove govt to "ban" Anabolic steroids was high-profile athletes, some of who 'professed' never to have used them, were proven to be 'guilty'. Soit was 'secret', 'illicit' +not above board. Much use was 'amateur' and not managed by competent physicians. Doctors in general were either negative, uninformed of legitimate usage, or both. The media had a profit heyday. ...Read more

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How do people get anabolic steroids?

Illegally: Anabolic steroids, except for very rare cases, have no accepted medical use. The vast majority of people using Anabolic steroids are doing so illegally. You can get them the same way you get other illegal drugs, from drug dealers. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use anabolic steroids?

I'd urge you not to: I've been around gyms for decades. Among the ordinary fitness-guys that I know who've tried them, all have said they were sorry. The emotions are the worst. You may do something impulsively that you regret horribly for the rest of your life. Tapering may cause depression bad enough to land you in the mental ward. Your balls shrink. Most women prefer a naturally fit man and can tell you aren't. ...Read more

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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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Help please, what are anabolic steroids?

They are hormones: derived from cholesterol, that are related to testosterone, which is the naturally occurring one (as is andostenedione). They are either semisynthetic (chemically related to testosterone) or fully synthetic. They increase metabolism and muscle mass, which is their natural function in men, and cause sexual maturation. In excessive doses, they are very toxic, which is one reason they are banned. ...Read more

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Could i gain weight with anabolic steroids?

Could i gain weight with anabolic steroids?

Yes, but............: And you will also increase your risk of cardiac disease, testicular atrophy and impotence and baldness and certain cancers. You think the trade-off is worth it? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how anabolic steroids work?

Can you tell me how anabolic steroids work?

Same as testosterone: The body produces testosterone and similar steroids during puberty in men to increase muscle mass, hasten sexual maturation of both the anatomy (penile and testicular enlargement, sperm production) and sexual desire. Synthetic Anabolic steroids do essentially the same thing but can be far more potent. They also increase prostate cancer, depression, psychosis, heart trouble and other nasty stuff. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can anabolic steroids work?

They are hormones: That are similar to hormones the body makes to help increase muscle strength and growth, mainly testosterone and its derivatives. Boys and girls produce about the same amount of these until puberty, when it markedly increases in boys, which is why they have different kinds of muscle development. Synthetic steroids do the same thing, just more so. They also have major toxicity and dangers to health. ...Read more

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How do anabolic steroids affect your personality?

How do anabolic steroids affect your personality?

Steroids: Personality, behavioral changes with steroid use include aggressiveness, increase in anger and irritability, increased appetites for food, stimulants, and sex, all the way to psychosis, total loss of reality. Get help before you severely damage your body, cancers of the brain, liver, or damage your family, your relationships, or you occupation! ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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