A common side effect we hear a lot about is in regards to anabolic steroids possible negative effect on the liver. While this can be a problem its important to understand why and what you can do to prevent it. While steroids side effects surrounding the liver are very real, in-short the largest cause for this problem is the use of oral anabolic steroids; in general, injectable steroids will not cause a problem. Further, this does not mean we cannot use oral anabolic steroids but abuse of orals is a higher risk than with injectables. By keeping our oral steroid use to one oral at a time, using orals for shorter durations as well as taking an herbal liver support supplement will greatly ease any negative steroids side effects you may incur with steroid use.
To date there has been no documented or published research conducted on the use of PCT agents on females for the purpose of restoring normal hormone function following a female anabolic steroid cycle . Anecdotal evidence tells us that very few females within the anabolic steroid using community engage in PCT protocols following the conclusion of anabolic steroid cycles. Logic should also tell us that females should not require PCT protocols, as the purpose of a PCT protocol is done so as to restore the HPTA (hypothalamic pituitary testicular axis) in male anabolic steroid users. It stands to reason that females do not possess testicles, and do not have any requirement for the restoration of Testosterone levels to any levels above a bare minimum trace after an anabolic steroid cycle. PCT medications such as Tamoxifen ( Nolvadex ), Clomiphene (Clomid), HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin ), Arimidex (Anastrozole), Aromasin (Exemestane), and the whole plethora of other related compounds were originally developed and used to fight female breast cancer. While mostly beneficial for males in the restoration of the HPTA, there is not only no need for females to use these compounds, but the use of these compounds can and will result in a further disruption of normal hormonal function and many of them are also associated with a significant number of detrimental, uncomfortable, and inconvenient side effects in females.
Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances that work similarly to the male hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids work by promoting muscle growth (anabolic effects) and developing male sex characteristics (androgenic effect). There are many kinds of anabolic steroids available that have similar but slightly different effects on the body. Anabolic steroids side effects can dangerous and differentiate on what kind of a steroid is used. Most common anabolic steroid side effects are acne, excess body hair growth, lower sex drive, gynecomastia, suppressed testosterone production and high blood pressure.