Steroids health benefits

There are many different types of steroids, each with their own health benefits, but for the purpose of this article we’ll focus primarily on those that are most common and are used in hormone treatment therapy and for increasing athletic performance.

Although steroids are technically illegal, they can be obtained via a prescription from a doctor. You can also travel overseas to Canada or Mexico to obtain them, although you risk problems returning if you have not obtained a prescription from a doctor. Regardless of legality though, there are many steroids health benefits that make them worthwhile as a treatment option.

Men that suffer from low testosterone can benefit from testosterone supplementation, which can help increase fertility, reduce baldness and increase muscle mass, among other things. Men that suffer from a testosterone deficiency usually suffer from bouts of fatigue, reduced sexual interest, reduced sexual function, and an overall loss of bone and muscle tissue. As testosterone is one of the hormones primarily responsible for muscle recovery and muscle growth. This is why many body builders and athletes use steroids.

Although the steroids health benefits are many, there are some problems associated with supplementation. For one, an increase in testosterone in the body will cause an increase in estrogen, which can be detrimental to muscle growth. To counterbalance this effect, most people that supplement with steroids will also take an anti-estrogen supplement as well. Also, taking any steroid for a prolonged time will cause the body to reduce or eliminate production on its own. This can be a dangerous side effect that is often treated by using steroid cycles. Steroid cycles generally last anywhere from 4-12 weeks, at which point the patient will stop supplementation for an additional period of several weeks to several months. This forces the body to resume production on its own.

Men are not the only sex that can benefit from steroid supplementation. Just as men might suffer from testosterone deficiency, women can suffer from the female equivalent, estrogen deficiency. Too little estrogen can lead to mood swings, sweating, and other menopause like symptoms. Some diseases or conditions can also cause estrogen problems, in which case a doctor will prescribe an estrogen cycle.

Having too little estrogen in the body can also cause bone loss, in both men and women. Estrogen therapy has also been proven to reduce the risk for cancer and heart disease. This includes the reduction of blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Generally, progesterone is also added to an estrogen cycle in order to counteract the effects of long-term use. The only time in which estrogen is prescribed without progesterone is in cases where a woman’s uterus has been removed.

Unlike testosterone, athletes generally do not use estrogen as a major portion of a steroid cycle, regardless of whether they are male or female.

Most steroids are available in a liquid or pill form and are most often injected via syringe into the fatty tissue underneath the skin. Some steroids are even available in a cream or tablet form. Steroids are generally manufactured by a variety of manufacturers across the world, so depending on where you get your cycles you can expect to see labels from the US, India, and China, among many others. There are not really any standard doses because the cycle will depend on the reason required or the doctor’s diagnosis.

Although there are many steroids health benefits, you should do plenty of research before starting a cycle without a doctor’s supervision. There are a variety of forums and other websites that can teach you more, but as always if you have any questions you should ask your doctor.

Last updated on May 27th, 2010 and filed under Endocrine System. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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