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December 15, 2020
Episode 32: The Anabolic Doc – Dr. Thomas O’Connor (Part 2)

The ALL ME® Podcast

The Anabolic Doc – Dr. Thomas O’Connor

The ALL ME Podcast is going to provide you with information from the nations leading experts when it comes to anything Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substance related.   During this interview, which will take places in two parts, we visit with Dr. Thomas O’Connor, better known as the Anabolic Doc.

Dr. Thomas O’Connor is the only Board Certified Internist in the U.S. who focusses his practice on the care of men and women who have used or are using anabolic steroids. He is the first American Physician to address steroid use head-on and offers his expert medical services for those who are concerned about how anabolic steroids can and may have adversely affected their health.

Dr. O’Connor understands why people use Anabolic Steroids, and since 2005 has helped thousands of people retain their health. His patients include anyone who is using or has used anabolic steroids, pro-Hormones or other anabolic/androgenic agents (SARMS, anti-estrogens, fertility medications of various types, HGH, IGF, Peptides, clenbuterol, insulin, thyroid preparations, diuretics, amphetamines and other medical agents) and is concerned for their health.

He is going to break down anabolic androgenic steroids, Di-Hydro Testosterone or DHT, testosterone and others.  Not only is he going to give us a full history of why these drugs were designed but how they’re used in modern medicine and the side effects that can come along with abusing these drugs.

One of the most important muscles in our bodies that can be effected when using anabolic steroids is our heart and cardiovascular system.  Dr. O’Connor will give us a ton of information as to how these drugs effect the heart and why educating people about this is so very important to him and his work.

Education and awareness is something Dr. O’Connor is passionate about so he puts out a lot of great content on YouTube.  You can find his channel by searching the Anabolic Doc or find the direct link below. 

While Dr. O’Connor has cared for professional and amateur athletes in the body-building, power lifting, strong man and CrossFit world- he spends most of his time helping regular people who have used these agents for personal reasons. Dr. O’Connor stresses that these substances are harmful and their use for body building and similar purpose is completely illegal. 



The content in this podcast represents the opinion and knowledge of our guests. This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast The content should not be taken as medical advice and is for information purposes only.  Should you have any medical questions please consult your healthcare professional.

Resources and Links:

The Anabolic Doc YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp3EQJtIdcyCVNASVN4UaYw/videos

Instagram:  @drthomasoconnor

Heart Studies:

Ejection fraction (EF) is a measurement, expressed as a percentage, of how much blood the left ventricle pumps out with each contraction. An ejection fraction of 60 percent means that 60 percent of the total amount of blood in the left ventricle is pushed out with each heartbeat.

Left ventricular hypertrophy is enlargement and thickening (hypertrophy) of the walls of your heart’s main pumping chamber (left ventricle). Left ventricular hypertrophy can develop in response to some factor — such as high blood pressure or a heart condition — that causes the left ventricle to work harder.


2017 Study conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital, published by the American Heart Association journal, on long term anabolic steroid use and how it effects the heart: (Age 34 – 54)

                Results:  steroid users had weaker hearts than those who have never used.  They also had worse heart function.  The steroid users also were found to have more plaque buildup in their arteries than non-users.

Anabolic Steroids Side Effects

Men may develop:

  • Prominent breasts
  • Shrunken testicles
  • Infertility
  • Prostate gland enlargement

Women may develop:

  • A deeper voice, which may be irreversible
  • An enlarged clitoris, which may be irreversible
  • Increased body hair
  • Baldness, which may be irreversible
  • Infrequent or absent periods

Both men and women might experience:

  • Severe acne
  • Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture
  • Liver abnormalities and tumors
  • Increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol)
  • Decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart and blood circulation problems
  • Aggressive behaviors, rage or violence
  • Psychiatric disorders, such as depression
  • Drug dependence
  • Infections or diseases such as HIV or hepatitis if you’re injecting the drugs
  • Inhibited growth and development, and risk of future health problems in teenagers


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