Monthly Archive: May 2016

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

As mentioned earlier, the use of anabolic steroids may have an impact on the level of LDL (low density lipoprotein), HDL (high density lipoprotein) and total cholesterol values. As you probably know, HDL is...

CANCER

CANCER

Although it is a popular belief that steroids can give you cancer, this is actually a very rare phenomenon. Since anabolic steroids are synthetic version of a natural hormone that your body can metabolize...

BLOOD CLOTTING

BLOOD CLOTTING

The use of anabolic steroids is shown to increase prothrombin time, or the duration it will take for a blood clot to form. This basically means that while an individual is taking steroids, he/she...

BIRTH DEFECTS

BIRTH DEFECTS

Anabolic steroids can have a profoundly impact on the development of a fetus. Adrenal Genital Syndrome in particular is a very disturbing occurrence, in which a female fetus can develop male reproductive organs. Woman...

ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK

ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK

Anaphylactic shock is an allergic reaction to the presence of a foreign protein in the body. It most commonly occurs when an individual has an allergy to things like a specific medication (such as...

AGGRESSION

AGGRESSION

Aggressive behavior can be one of the scarier sides of steroid use. Men are typically more aggressive than women because of the testosterone difference, and especially with the use of steroids (especially androgens) can...

ACNE

ACNE

Rampant acne is one of the more obvious indicators of steroid use. When taking anabolic steroids, an adult will commonly be confronted with this same problem. This is because the sebaceous glands, which secrete...

Steroid profiles

Steroid profiles

Anabolic steroids are defined as being synthetic derivatives of testosterone. This information precedes any explanation of these drugs. Synthetic means artificial or man made. This infers that man has created a complex substance from...

Synthetic Chemistry

Synthetic Chemistry

Definition of steroids and sterols Steroids are compounds possessing the skeleton of cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene or a skeleton derived therefrom by one or more bond scissions or ring expansions or contractions. Methyl groups are normally present...

Structure and Synthesis of Steroids

Structure and Synthesis of Steroids

Steroids have a variety of uses in the human body, including, but not limited to: controlling meiosis, carbohydrate metabolism, fat storage, muscle growth, immune function and nerve cell membrane chemistry. Steroids can be separated...