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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?

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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Dr. Ira Katz
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

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Steroids (Definition)

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