Category: Side Effects

WATER and SALT RETENTION

Many anabolic steroids can increase the amount of water and sodium stored in body tissues. In some instances steroid induced water retention can bring about a very bloated appearance to the body in which...

TESTICULAR ATROPHY

TESTICULAR ATROPHY

The human body always prefers to remain in a very balanced hormonal state, a tendency, a tendency known as homeostasis. When the administration of androgens from an outside source causes a surplus of hormone,...

PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT

PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT

Prostate cancer is currently one of the most common forms of cancer in males. Benign prostate enlargement can precede this cancer, and is clearly an important medical concern for men who are aging. Prostate...

LIVER ISSUES

LIVER ISSUES

Liver stress/damage is not a side effect of steroid use in general, but is specifically associated with the use of C17 alpha alkylated compounds. In surviving a first pass by the liver, these compounds...

KIDNEY ISSUES

KIDNEY ISSUES

Since your kidneys are involved in the filtration and removal of byproducts from the body, the administration of steroidal compounds (which are largely excreted in the urine) may cause them some level of strain....

IMMUNE SYSTEM

IMMUNE SYSTEM

The use of anabolic/androgenic steroids has been shown to produce changes in the body that may impact an individual’s immune system. These changes however can be both good and bad for the user. During...

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/ HYPERTENSION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/ HYPERTENSION

Athletes using anabolic steroids will commonly notice a rise in blood pressure during treatment. High blood pressure is most often associated with the use of steroids that have a high tendency for estrogen conversion,...

HAIR LOSS

HAIR LOSS

The use of highly androgenic steroids can negatively impact the growth of scalp hair. In fact the most common form of male pattern hair loss is directly linked to the level of androgens in...

GYNECOMASTIA

GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia is medical term for the development of female breast tissue in the male body. This occurs when the male is presented with unusually high level of estrogen, particularly with the use of strong...

DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION

Steroid use will obviously have an impact on hormone levels in the body, which in turn may result in a change in one’s general disposition or mood. Depression usually occurs at times when an...