Anabolic steroids - oral
Pharma Nord | Anabolic steroids - oral (Medication)
Anabolic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. Medical uses of anabolic steroids include some hormone problems in men, late puberty and muscle loss from some diseases.
Bodybuilders and athletes often use anabolic steroids to build muscles and improve athletic performance. But using them this way is not legal or safe. Abuse of anabolic steroids has been linked with many health problems. They range from unattractive to life threatening and include:acne and cysts ; breast growth and shrinking of testicles in men; voice deepening and growth of body hair in women; heart problems, including heart attack; liver disease, including cancer; aggressive behavior.
Prevention of steroid abuse begins at a young age. There is pressure even at middle school to take drugs to increase performance on the playing field and in the gym. As well, personal appearance and perception begin early on. Unrealistic expectations can drive adolescent boys and girls to look like models on fashion magazines and athletes in the gym.
Counseling and guidance that continues through high school and beyond has been shown to be effective in decreasing steroid use in the younger population. ...
The complications of anabolic steroid abuse are a result of excess testosterone affecting almost all the organ systems in the body. Some of the effects are reversible and decrease when the drug abuse stops while others are permanent and irreversible.
In males, the excess steroid suppresses the normal testosterone production in the body and can lead to shrunken testicles and decreased sperm count, baldness, and breast development (gynecomastia).
In females, steroids will lead to masculinization with loss of body fat and breast size, swelling of the clitoris, deepening of the voice, and the development of facial and body hair.
Life-threatening side effects include heart attack and stroke, the risk of forming blood clots (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus), liver cancer, and liver failure.
The skin is often affected by excess steroid use and the issues are similar to the adolescent male going through puberty with its testosterone spike. Acne is often present along with cyst formation in the skin. Hair can also become oily. ...
Tell your healthcare provider your medical history, especially:heart, liver or kidney disease, coronary artery disease, seizure disorders, diabetes, any allergies you have.
This medication should not be used by men with breast or prostate cancer. Due to serious adverse effects, this medication must not be used to improve athletic performance or physical appearance.
This medication should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding without your doctor's advice. ...