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Hypogonadism From Steroids

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iatrogenic hypogonadism from anabolic steriods

Could you comment on iatrogenic hypogonadism that follows with the use of anabolic steriods. Are there long term effects and would you be reluctant to prescribe anabolic steriods for mild weight loss if someone is eugonadal (assume the person eats...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, I would be reluctant to prescribe steroids for mild weight loss in HIV because, in my experience, the gonads do not return. In HIV negative weight lifters who abuse anabolics, it often takes 6 months for normal testicular function to return.... Read more »

hypogonadism

I've been on combination therapy since the acute phase of my infection. My viral load was... Read more »

hypogonadism and hiv

hello greetings from Caracas Venezuela Doctor!, my query is, I have understood that suffer... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic and... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Questions and Answers About Anabolic Steroids

What Are They? Anabolic steroids are drugs derived from the male hormone testosterone. They promote muscle growth and increase lean body mass. Although anabolic steroids have many approved medical uses, they are abused by some athletes and others... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone. "Anabolic" refers to muscle-building, and "androgenic" refers to increased male sexual characteristics. "Steroids"... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Anabolic Steroid Abuse

Letter From the Director What Are Anabolic Steroids? What Are Steroidal Supplements? What Is the Scope of Steroid Abuse in the United States? Why Do People Abuse Anabolic Steroids? How Are Anabolic Steroids Used? What Are the Health... Read more »
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Steroids

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
Could anybody give me some information about cycles of steroids. I would like to put on weight, and I think this is the only way.
Thanks

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Steroids for Bodybuilding

Posted by Chico, 4 Replies
I have recently started on my hiv treatment and want to know if i can continue to take Winstrol Depot the steroid for my body building.

I am fit and healthy but don't want the steroid to affect my resistance. Any body builders or Doc's help me out... Read more »

JS -- for you

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
JS, as I said -- the "arms falling asleep" was 'embedded with the "Hypogonadism" post {under Am I Infected? dated 24 Nov 2000). I guess a Testosterone count of 209 -- "which seems pretty unlikely." was the culprit for avoiding the answer. All I... Read more »

Holstein

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone ever heard of or used Halostein, which is apparently, from what I gather, another anabolic steroid?
thanks

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