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Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Among Aging Men with Low Testosterone Levels

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Abstract

Purpose

We assessed the risk of ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, and myocardial infarction associated with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) among aging men with low testosterone levels.

Methods

Using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, we formed a cohort of men aged 45 years or older with low testosterone levels and no evidence of hypogonadotropic or testicular disease, between 1995 and 2017.

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Case report: The long‐term effects of anabolic steroids on the female voice over a 20‐year period

Key Clinical Message

Anabolic steroids and androgenic steroids (AAS) can have long‐term effects on the female voice. These changes are clinically relevant since they are difficult to treat and therefore should be disclosed to patients using AAS or receiving androgenic steroid therapy.

 

1 INTRODUCTION

A 27‐year‐old female bodybuilder presented with an androgenized voice (F0 = 110 Hz) after 6 weeks of androgenic anabolic steroid.

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Pro-Trump mail bomb suspect was a stripper and a ‘big meathead’ with a ‘dangerous’ steroid problem

Pro-Trump mail bomb suspect was a stripper and a 'big meathead' with a 'dangerous' steroid problem

The Democrat-despising Trump supporter suspected of mailing pipe bombs to 13 of the President’s most prolific critics used to work as a stripper and suffered from severe mood swings as a result of rampant steroid abuse, his former employer and a family friend said Friday.

Cesar Sayoc would dance at strip clubs that primarily attracted female customers, according to Tony Valentine, an event promoter in Ohio.

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Are testosterone booster dietary supplement products safe and effective?

Testosterone booster dietary supplement products claim to increase the male sex hormone testosterone, which affects muscle strength, endurance, and male sexual performance. There is insufficient evidence to support the claims for the many “natural ingredients” on the market. These ingredients include Tribulus terrestrisEurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali or Longjack), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), fenugreek, Mucuna pruriens (cowhage), D-aspartic acid, Bulbine natalensis, Saw palmetto, Epimedium grandiflorum (horny goat weed), diindolylmethane (DIM), maca, and a wide range of botanical extracts, plant steroids, and flavones.… Continue Reading...

Caution: Bodybuilding Products Can Be Risky

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Your buddy at the gym can’t say enough about the bodybuilding products he’s been taking to help build muscle mass and strength. You wonder, are they all safe to use?

According to CDR Mark S. Miller, Pharm. D., a regulatory review officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), bodybuilding products that contain steroids or steroid-like substances are associated with potentially serious health risks, including liver injury.… Continue Reading...

What Steroids Really Do to Your Body

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Ah steroids, the cause of so many professional athletes’ falls from grace, so many stripped Olympic medals, so many beefcakes at the gym with balloons for biceps. But behind their bad reputation, steroids are actually responsible for some pretty remarkable physical and psychological changes. And that’s what this is about: the chain reaction set into motion when a guy decides he needs that extra edge and starts injecting synthetic testosterone into his body.… Continue Reading...

Are testosterone booster dietary supplement products safe and effective?

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Testosterone booster dietary supplement products claim to increase the male sex hormone testosterone, which affects muscle strength, endurance, and male sexual performance. There is insufficient evidence to support the claims for the many “natural ingredients” on the market. These ingredients include Tribulus terrestris, Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali or Longjack), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), fenugreek, Mucuna pruriens (cowhage), D-aspartic acid, Bulbine natalensis, Saw palmetto, Epimedium grandiflorum (horny goat weed), diindolylmethane (DIM), maca, and a wide range of botanical extracts, plant steroids, and flavones.… Continue Reading...

The Deadly Side Effect Of Steroids Won’t Notice Until Years Later

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L. Heart of a normal adult R. Heart of a steroid user

Some consequences can persist even after you stop taking them​

Anabolic steroids—synthetic variations of the muscle-building hormone testosterone—won’t just shrink your balls, give you zits, or grow you some breasts: They might hurt your heart, too, new research from the journal Circulation reports.In the study, researchers recruited male weightlifters ages 34 to 54 who could currently, or in the past, bench press 275 pounds for at least one rep.
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Steroids warning: Chronic use ‘may fatally damage the heart’

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BODYBUILDERS who abuse steroids risk fatally damaging their heart, warns new research.

Long-term anabolic steroid use may reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to the study.

And the research, published in the journal Circulation, also shows that long-term use of steroids damages the heart muscle’s ability to relax and may cause atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
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FDA: Testosterone and Other Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS): Risks Assoc. With Abuse and Dependence

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AUDIENCE: Patient, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

ISSUE: FDA approved class-wide labeling changes for all prescription testosterone products, adding a new Warning and updating the Abuse and Dependence section to include new safety information from published literature and case reports regarding the risks associated with abuse and dependence of testosterone and other AAS. 

The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 placed AAS, including testosterone, in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act.… Continue Reading...