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.
Significant risks. You've heard of anabolic steroids. Those are the steroids people abuse in sports, and performance enhancement. You certainly will bulk up, run faster, gain strength and size. However, there are serious medical side effects which come along for the ride. Psychiatric disturbance is also a potential side effect – roid rage. Steroids should be prescribed and monitored by a competent physician.

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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...

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...

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...
Bad health. They cause serious poor health issues as shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes http://www.health-today.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/sz1.gif. Read more...

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...
Can ruin you. Anabolic steroid use is widespread especially in strength sports and bodybuilding. I'd urge you not to do it, or at least get good supervision. The emotional changes can land you in jail or the mental ward with lifelong regret. It's cheating. Most women prefer a naturally fit man and can tell you're not. Of the men I know who's tried these drugs for sports, all have said they'd urge others not to. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...