There is no doubt that many of the physical side effects of steroid misuse and abuse can contribute to emotional and mental side effects and disorders.
Before & After Pictures Gained 25 LB lean muscle ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Gaining 13lbs in 4 weeks and staying lean while still getting stronger was something I’ve not done before! Cole W. VIEW REVIEW Lost 20 LB fat & gained muscle ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I went from 260lbs to 240lbs. My strength definitely increased all around and was able to workout harder and longer. Joey B. VIEW REVIEW Gained 20 LB lean muscle ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Its been a month since I started and I have gained 20 pounds and also went up in strength between 30-60 pounds. James P. VIEW REVIEW Lost 17 lbs of body fat ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The stack helped me achieve everything I’ve always wanted. I started to lose weigh in my stomach; my waist line declined for 5 cm. William F.
Dangers of Injecting Steroids It’s not just physical and emotional/mental side effects that steroid users have to worry about.
Corticosteroid myopathy presents as weakness and wasting of the proximal limb and girdle muscles and is generally reversible following cessation of therapy.
Corticosteroids inhibit intestinal calcium absorption and increase urinary calcium excretion leading to bone resorption and bone loss. Bone loss of 3% over one year has been demonstrated with prednisolone 10 mg per day. Postmenopausal females are particularly at risk for loss of bone density. Sixteen percent of elderly patients treated with corticosteroids for 5 years may experience vertebral compression fractures. One author reported measurable bone loss over two years in women on concomitant therapy with prednisolone mg per day and tamoxifen. [ Ref ]
Awareness and educational efforts are working to help prevent anabolic steroid abuse in schools and communities. The Adolescents Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) and the Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA) programs, funded by the NIDA, and supported by the Oregon Health & Science University programs is teaching athletes that they do not need steroids to build powerful muscles and improve athletic performance. These programs provide weight-training and nutrition alternatives, increase healthy behaviors, less likelihood to try steroids, and less likelihood to engage in other dangerous behaviors such as drinking and driving, use of marijuana and alcohol , and and improved body image. Bother Congress and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration endorsed these model prevention programs. 4