Welcome to ‘Steroids in Medicine’, the article that will delve deep into the uses, benefits, misconceptions, and advantages of AAS use within the world of official medicine.
Here, we will touch on the anabolic steroids used within the medical field today, as well as the industry’s own type of corticosteroid.
We’ll also discuss opinionated and factual debates surrounding the health sector, the “one size fits all” system and who actually benefits from the changes that are made, including the outdated use of anabolics,
Keep reading to fully understand these changes and to grasp the depth and severity of how they affect our daily lives and performance-enhancing drug use. Things only get more interesting as we proceed further!
Anabolic Steroid Use in US Medicine
When thinking about the health industry within a professional setting, with big hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and speedy ambulances, the last thing we would think about is anabolic steroid use for health purposes.
Due to the negative stigma around AAS, which has even come close to some Class 1 or 2 harder-type drugs such as Cocaine or Heroin, it is hard to believe that some of these compounds were the original go-to pharmaceutical substances to help treat or even alleviate many conditions including muscle wastage diseases, angioedema, AIDs, Anemia, and Osteoporosis (just to name a few).
In the US today, Testosterone remains one of the only anabolic steroids still used in official medicine. In fact, 12% of men over 50, and 19% of men over 60 suffer from low testosterone levels in the states. And these men rely on the use of testosterone to be able to live happy and healthy lives.
You may be wondering why so many anabolic substances that have been used as treatments within the health sector have been discontinued and branded as “harmful”, “toxic”, or even “illegal doping” drugs?
Well, this is a simple answer, but to understand how and why this has been the case in recent years, we must look deeper into the changes made, including when, how and most importantly…why? Well, let’s move forward and elaborate on this a little more…
Why Have Some Anabolics Been Replaced with Other Drugs?
When we look at the benefits of AAS within the medical field, we can soon see that they have had their place and have worked very effectively within their time of use. So, if something is not broken, why fix it?
To answer this, we need to look at the profit margins between these anabolic substances and their harsher alternatives. If these anabolic substances help to fix a patient long term, will this bring in more customers? If these do not promote stress and harm to other bodily systems like seen with the new alternatives, will this provide more customers within other sectors of the healthcare system?
In these cases, we need to assess the depth of advantages and the side effects of certain drugs. Take the anti-inflammatories for example, the corticosteroids with a long list of side effects are pushed on people as “safe and effective”, while other safer alternatives with much fewer side effects such as AAS or peptides, are promoted as “dangerous and harmful”.
So why do the replacement drugs that are being used and marketed today do not come with information about being more unsafe? Why are we not given the full list of side effects before these are injected into our bodies and bloodstream? Would as many patients be happy to hold out their arm to have a harmful substance injected into them if they were correctly and fully informed? Of course not, and this is where the power of bias studies comes in!
By law, our practitioners must follow these studies to the tee which have been placed as fact within their medical journals and not look for any other alternatives or relevant information that could prove otherwise. Sounds a little suspicious right?
So, if our doctors and practitioners are being misled with withheld information and we without question place our full trust in these health professionals, will we ever know about harmful substances before they are being placed into our bodies and blood? Of course not. But this unquestioned “trust” is what our healthcare systems are built on, and more importantly, it is what big pharma relies on!
The Benefits of Anavar in Medicine
One example here would be with the compound Oxandrolone. Also known to us fitness enthusiasts as “Anavar”, this great compound has been used widely for many years to protect and preserve muscle tissues while the body is under stress with certain types of muscle wasting conditions. The body of people suffering from these conditions will try to fight itself, striving to break down muscle as the best source of fuel.
In short, Anavar does not allow the body to eat muscle tissue over its fat stores. Oxandrolone will direct the body towards the breakdown of fat stores and calm this catabolic process. As a result, users can feel more at ease, have more energy, and do not rapidly lose their hard-earned muscle stores.
Alongside this major benefit of Anavar, it has also been reported for use in treating: severe burns, anemia, hereditary angioedema, alcoholic hepatitis, and hypogonadism along with many more. So, if Anavar has many benefits as seen above, why was it discontinued for use in the medical field just early on this year?
Anavar’s Medical Replacements
What we must assess in situations of drug replacements is why the FDA has deemed the older routes as less effective than the newer ones with fewer studies.
In this case, reasons of discontinuation are on the basis that Anavar affects transgender individuals differently. Females who have changed gender now experience height growth along with growth hormones as opposed to the non-transgender males who did not experience any growth due to baseline genetics.
So due to a new kind of genetic profile or “different identity” coming to light, we are not all brushed with the same comb as per usual. But now certain benefits from this drug are lost due to the “one size fits all” algorithm.
The newly used Anavar replacements such as ARVs and Inhibitors are already seeing hugely increased side effects. Not only acute sides either, but also long-term chronic side effects from interaction with other medicines, causing additional harmful changes within different body systems including the Cardiac, Respiratory and Digestive Tracks.
This is only one example regarding the replacement of one compound, but when we look closer into these changes, we soon find many reasons over many compounds in which they have used to stop these beneficial drugs from reaching the needed users or patients.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers work in conjunction with one another making billions of dollars each year, could this be just a coincidence? Or could these well-trusted corporate health companies be replacing our well-known and trusted drugs with new variants to increase their overall profits?
We would like to think that the first option is the only reasonable explanation but let us continue further to find out more regarding who is after better health and who is after more money!
Natural vs Pharmaceutical Healthcare
When we look at natural vs pharmaceutical healthcare, this can be like comparing natural bodybuilders vs anabolic bodybuilders. In which case, the natural group does not stand a chance compared to the doping group.
So, is this the same within medicine? Have all natural routes disappeared due to not being effective, or have they disappeared due to big pharma’s big investments pushing these out of the public eye with many biased science studies being pushed under our noses?
It is well known that in the early 1900s it came to light, showing chemical-based drugs could be created from petroleum and since then, it has seemed that all natural and tested routes have been overthrown by chemical alternatives due to study after study showing they are more effective overall.
Even the old Leach route for cleansing wounds and thinning the blood has been replaced by blood thinning alternatives which seem to be a better option to using “horrible leaches”. But did they fail to mention that these new novelty blood thinners can cause other issues within the body? Of course not! Stating that these are more “beneficial” than leaches is enough for the patient to agree, accept this new method and move forward with treatment, especially if the option was given in today’s world where everyone wants a quick magic pill to fix their problems.
Ice Therapy Treatments
When looking at inflammation within the body, this does not particularly mean a swollen leg, or swollen ankle, but instead inflammation within the body, organs, and the cells which is a common occurrence for many when feeling ill or sick.
In medical settings, we are given anti-inflammatory drugs which slow or stop the healing when in fact ice treatments can be just as effective in cases which are not life-threatening or emergencies. Having 2-10 minutes of ice therapy daily has been shown to lower the inflammation in the body by up to 42% even before any acute swelling. This shows that we can prevent this inflammation before needing to visit the hospital, but why are we not told this early on?
So, if this route can be less toxic, less invasive, and show better health overall, why is this not adopted within the medical setting or studied further? Will pure ice provide the pharma company with larger profits, or would selling a cheaply made pill which will bring on more return customers make big pharma more profits?
Sodium (Salt) Treatments
Take salt as another example. In today’s world, we are told that salt is bad! Salt will dehydrate you or even kill you if too much is taken. But when we consider that our fluids cannot be maintained or pulled into the cell without relevant levels of salt, is this true?
Well, “real” salt like Celtic which has heaps of sodium and trace minerals like chloride, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iodine, iron, manganese, zinc, and selenium are not only beneficial, but essential for our overall health and well-being. So why do doctors tell us to stay away from salt when saline (salt water) is used heavily within hospital settings?
This is because most salt used in our food or sold in many stores these days is refined salt, also known as “table salt”, this means that all the life-giving minerals are removed. This is similar to today’s drinking water, but this is another topic alone.
So, when table salt is refined, what does this do for our bodies? Well, if there are no more life-giving minerals helping to offset sodium and encouraging absorption, this will rapidly dry out our bodies making us become more dehydrated. This is because the kidneys will not be able to retain hydration without these important elements, let alone our bodies being able to pull water into the cell effectively.
Since salt and water are the basis of our health and bodies, why would they not tell us to avoid table salt and opt for real salt? Why do we become majorly dehydrated from these instructions from our health professionals?
Could this be a coincidence, or could well-hydrated and healthy people avoid hospitals and sickness altogether which would again kill return customers and big profits for big pharma? We seem to be seeing a pattern here…
Privatized vs Public Healthcare
It is no secret that in the USA and many other countries, you must pay for your healthcare as you go, which can be pretty pricey and unmanageable for some households.
Within the UK, it is also known that the NHS healthcare system provides free health services to the public, which is funded from the national insurance and taxes paid by most British citizens.
When we look at privatized vs public healthcare, do we actually get any better service from being a paying customer over what the Brits call in the NHS – “just a number”?
From a simple overview, it will seem that none of these are different in terms of healthcare management due to the rules and regulations that each country must follow in terms of its health system. But with a slightly closer look, we can see that some practitioner’s scope of practice is slightly wider depending on the country. This means that some medical personnel can prescribe certain drugs on their own accord while others cannot.
This scope of practice, in short, requires staying within the provided guidance and not looking outside of anything you have been taught or practiced. It seems a little strange when solo practitioners cannot question the system even if they suspect something is wrong, incorrect, or harmful due to the threat of losing their medical license.
So, if they cannot question the system at all and must stick within their scope, is it our doctors who are treating us, or is it really the hungry big pharmaceutical companies that are treating us, using front-line doctors to do their bidding?
Mainstream vs Rogue Practitioners
When it comes to medical licensing for practitioners, this is what often sets the two groups apart from one and other.
If we look at some “mainstream” practitioners, this group are the ones who keep their horse blinders on to other potential options and stick to only what they have been told to avoid the risk of their license being taken away.
While with the “rouge” group, these are the guys who have seen more effective ways, have understood their given limitations, and realized that having their hands tied is not benefiting the patient’s health. In such cases, these practitioners turn rogue and set up other ways in which to benefit their patients even without their state medical licenses.
When it comes to the doctors, nurses, and other practitioners that we see within medical settings, these guys will stick to the rule book until they take their last breath. This seems great at first glance, because who would want to be treated by someone who is not sticking to the rules… right?
But what if these rules included slowing or stopping your healing, decreasing your immune system, and heavily toxifying your other bodily systems? Well, surely this would not be the case with our well trained and well-respected medical staff… would it?
One thing to consider while keeping an open mind towards this subject is medical negligence. Medical negligence in short is where a patient has been abused, damaged, or misdiagnosed by the health systems and as a result, the health service will admit they are wrong (mainly in court) and start to pay the damaged public individual some compensation money for this abuse.
But in a well-respected health-based setting where so many studies have been completed, backed up, trialed, and tested, along with other securities in place, why would they be able to damage a patient’s health or even misdiagnose an underlying chronic illness like AIDs or Cancer? Well, this may be happening much more than you think.
In today’s world, the health system will try to pass the buck and find an excuse for this negligence other than it being from their own system. To put it in perspective, the NHS within the United Kingdom is one of the top dogs within the West and prides themselves on delivering the best healthcare with the latest innovations and specialists. But even these generic numbers which have hit the public eye show that this service pays out over 33% of its profits each year for medical negligence.
So, if we look at this percentage, does this mean that 1 in 3 patients who visit the health service are in fact being misdiagnosed or damaged? If this is happening within one of the most controlled and watched health services in the world, what would this figure be between all the states in America? Studies show that 21% of Americans have suffered medical malpractice themselves and 31% know someone who has.
Although different countries have different systems, the main one within the US is the American Medical Association (AMA). This governing body is there to ensure the help and safety of all doctors, meaning that if they “mess up” or misdiagnose a patient which leads to ill health or even death, these guys can be covered within court and have their medical licenses protected. By teaming up with this governing body and showing that they did not do anything outside of their “scope of practice”, meaning they have followed the rule book and not deviated from it, then this error or mess up will be covered up and the blame will not be placed on the working practitioner.
These governing bodies are available for all types of medical staff. They lay out the laws and state that if any deviations outside of the medical scope are practiced or even studied, the working practitioners are not only on their own, but can also be penalized by the governing body who once protected them.
Although this can be seen as great for most medical staff, we must wonder, are these governing bodies protecting the patient’s best interests, or are they protecting the big pharmaceutical industries who pay billions of dollars a year to keep these limitations and orders in place for a more profitable system?
So, when it comes to “rouge” practitioners, you may instantly think of criminals. But in fact, these are the doctors and specialists who cannot continue within the broken system and have the courage to help others even after their medical licenses have been snatched away although they have spent most of their lives working to obtain them.
So why would a doctor or specialist within their field risk their livelihoods over assumptions or non-studied routes? Why would they challenge the whole system after spending so long worshipping it? Why would they place themselves and their families at risk of being scrutinized and labelled as crazy and rouge?
To help us understand this, let’s look at some of the questionable treatments used within the medical setting that have drawn these two groups apart.
Anabolic Steroids vs Corticosteroids
Before we look deeper into AAS use within the medical field, it is worth touching on the Corticosteroids which are widely used in all medical settings around the world.
When we think about steroids in general, we often associate them with big muscles, intense growth, superman like strength along with the “abuse” that is seen regularly with the use of these types of drugs.
But what about the “steroids” that are given to us, our loved ones, families, and friends each time that we spend a few days in hospitals or clinics for health-based recoveries? Well, let us start by briefly touching on what Corticosteroids are and what they actually do.
What Are Corticosteroids?
Corticosteroids such as cortisone, hydrocortisone and prednisone are mainly marked as anti-inflammatory drugs due to their action. We all know what anti-inflammatory drugs do for use after a broken bone, a twisted ankle or even when our bodies have inflammation caused by various factors. But do they actually help with the healing?
When looking at most anti-inflammatories, they often provide us with comfort and pain-killing properties which help us to believe that our bodies are starting to heal with less pain and reduced swelling.
But what if we told you that our body needs this inflammation to heal? Would this make a difference to how we take and look at these types of drugs?
Corticosteroid Action in the Body
When our bodies begin to swell with inflammation, this is the normal protective process and allows roughly around 3-5 days of pain and immobilization to allow for the excretion of damaged or injured cells which is a very important part of the healing process.
Now, if we introduce anti-inflammatories and our body’s natural healing process is told to stop or slow down at a very minimum, will our bodies be able to expel these injured and damaged cells effectively? The simple answer is no!
These drugs will also dampen the body’s immune system making it harder to defend against other harmful substances or underlying conditions.
So why would we be given drugs that would stop our healing process within the most glorified, well-trusted and respected health service?
In some severe cases where the inflammation is so bad that we could lose blood to our limbs, yes, certain drugs can be adopted to stop this happening. But in today’s world, these seem to be pushed on people for the same severity and frequency as taking a Panadol for a headache.
Whether this is adopted as a coincidence, or to keep people in hospitals for longer to obtain more profits, is again, very questionable to say the least. So before going any deeper, let’s first look at some well documented side effects from both anabolic steroids and corticosteroids.
Anabolic Sides vs Cortico Sides
We are told that many anabolics are dangerous for our health, have many more side effects the other drugs and can impact our lives negatively down the road. So, this must mean that the corticosteroids given to patients on a regular basis within the hospital settings are much safer for use… right? Well let’s look at some of the reported side effects from the two different groups of steroids.
Anabolic steroid side effects
The side effects of the use of anabolic compounds are well documented and well known by many, but not many people realize that these are often reported by overweight users, users with underlying health conditions and by users who use and abuse these anabolic compounds.
Some of these acute sides include insomnia, decrease in sex drive, gynecomastia, acne, or hair loss. Less reported long-term side effects can include organ failure, testosterone suppression, osteoporosis, or liver damage.
With each of these side effects, we can pick out the issues on why these occur, whether being down to an ill-user before starting, or whether down to taking too much for too long with no preventative aids. Most to all of these are avoidable and with proper use, and next to no reports have been made in terms of side effects from healthy and sensible users.
Corticosteroid side effects
With the use of Corticosteroids, the side effects here are not well known by the public, as the main side effects are seen within hospital settings. In which case, the blame can be shifted onto other causes by medical staff who do not themselves fully understand the risks with corticosteroid use. This is not to say that some medical staff want to avoid the trust, but instead, they have studies pushed on them consistently to help and cover the root causes of these side effects from drugs more used within these settings.
So, looking at some of the reported short term side effects from corticosteroid use include sepsis, venous thromboembolism, fractures, palpitations, heart failure, and necrosis.
Long-term side effects include osteoporosis, aseptic joint necrosis, adrenal insufficiency, gastrointestinal, liver failure, hyperlipidemia, growth suppression and possible congenital malformations (just to name a few).
These are all reported while running the specified safe and effective dosages and lengths overlooked by GPs and consultant specialists within their field. But with each of these side effects, we do not have ways in which to prevent them like we do with anabolic steroids.
Corticosteroid vs Peptide Treatments
Corticosteroids are often given for anti-inflammatory purposes, to fix tendons and tears, and in many other settings such as when the respiratory system is overwhelmed.
These are given to patients in many situations and used as regularly as any other medicine. Looking at what damage these can cause including the long-term side effects, are there not any more viable options here?
Well, one example would be peptides. Peptides are polypeptide amino acid chains which can provide the building blocks needed for repair. With BPC-157 and TB-500 used in tandem, these have been shown to heal nerves within the CNS, cartilage, tendons, ligaments alongside many more benefits for repair. So, if they work so well, what are the known side effects? Well, this will be zero!
So, if we have more abled compounds available with such healing abilities and low to no sides, why would these not be used over the more toxic pharmaceuticals in today’s world of medicine? Is this a coincidence, or will these more effective and safer drug options fully heal too many conditions and lose big pharma billions in profits each year?
Some Food for Thought
While comparing these widely used medical steroids and the more frowned upon anabolic steroids and peptides, we can see that there is a much higher risk with corticosteroid use over performance-enhancement drugs when used safely and correctly.
This can be seen with many of the drugs used within the medical field today and on the basis that many practitioners do not wish to even look slightly outside of their scope of practice, this makes us wonder, what other treatments or drugs have been replaced by worse alternatives?
Although we could touch on many different groups here, let us look at how some great anabolic compounds with next to no side effects have been replaced with more harmful and profitable pharmaceutical drugs.
Steroids No Longer Used in Healthcare and Their Replacements
While it is well known that many anabolics have been used within the medical field, many have been replaced by other so-called “more effective” drugs for these purposes. But when we look at the benefits and side effects from both the previously and newly used compounds, something does not seem to add up when it comes to the patient’s overall health and well-being.
So, let’s take a closer look at some other examples of anabolics which have had great feedback, but have been replaced by other drugs before being targeted and torn apart by the FDA.
Anadrol was used for many years to treat anemia, osteoporosis, and malnourished patients. Although it had uses alongside other drugs for more treatments, it was mainly used solo for these purposes.
Although Anadrol had some potential side effects if abused, it was replaced by a drug called Epoetin Alfa, which was also known to many medical students as “one of the deadliest prescription drugs ever” due to its long list of very severe side effects.
Being that Anadrol was around $220 monthly for patients and the replacement drug is nearing $6,000 monthly for patients, this outstanding rise in healthcare costs much mean fewer side effects and health concerns, right?
Unfortunately, not. This change has seen a rapid increase in reported side effects including increased risk of several deadly diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and cerebral or pulmonary embolisms.
So, if this change does not seem to be relevant to increased health and wellness for the patient, could this be for more profits? Being that this replacement drug has gained a reported 3 billion in profits within the US alone, this makes one wonder, are they actually aiming for better health, or heightened profits here?
Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin)
Nandrolone with its different esters was first introduced in the late 1950s to treat patients with burns, cancer, and AIDS. In 2007 its use in medicine was stopped and it was no longer used as an AIDS treatment despite showing no side effects when the dosage and durations were followed. The FDA did however approve drugs such as Megace as a replacement and this is associated with side effects such as diabetes, blood clots and impotence.
Nandrolone was also widely used as an osteoporosis medication to strengthen the bones and promote more synovial fluid for joint health. This again had no sides when used within the stated ranges but was soon replaced by compounds such as Teriparatide also known as “Forteo”. This replacement parathyroid hormone is riddled with side effects and cases most users to have sickness and diarrhea while under use. The price range for this is around 5x that of the previously used Nandrolone.
The FDA soon also approved drugs like Serostim (A form of rHGH) which can cost patients as much as $5,940 per month compared to the price of around $200 patients would have to pay for Nandrolone, showing again, that profit is more important for the FDA than more effective compounds with fewer side effects. Once again, we could touch on more points here, but this basic example is enough to gauge what is happening here with respects to replacement drugs within our medical industry.
Other AAS in Medicine
Although we could touch on many compounds which have amazing benefits and low sides including hCG (replaced by Kisspeptin), Oxandrolone, Drostanolone, Mesterolone, Stanozolol, Methandienone along with many more, this can be quite insightful but also worrying for many readers. Due to this, we will continue with our discussion and leave space for others to be researched if desired.
Looking at these few examples along with the rules and regulations that surround our health industry, we can see that even if these higher profits were taken out of the equation, there is still suspicion regarding why these more effective and safer AAS compounds were removed from our health care settings.
So, before we move on, the main point to take away here is not who is the bad guy or where the evil is, but more importantly, realizing that these AAS compounds are actually safe for use when used correctly and serve many other benefits for our health than just polishing our physiques or gaining that summer body.
Being that they have come under attack by many bias studies and the money hungry pharmaceutical industry, this does not mean that they were taken away due to being “dangerous or harmful” but rather, they do not provide a further influx of excess customers/patients which the pharmaceutical companies are hoping for.
So, the bottom line here with regards to anabolic steroids and the horror stories that are associated with their use, is that you must not believe everything you read regarding these types of drugs. But instead, do your own research and due diligence while also trusting your own body to provide the feedback needed when running these safer and more effective compounds for increased health and wellness.
So now we have touched on why these anabolics have been targeted, why are there still so many reports of bad side effects from uses outside of the hospital setting? Let’s look a little closer at some pointers regarding anabolic side effects below.
Anabolic Sides vs Lifestyle Sides
When we research the anabolic steroid side effects online, whether in forums, news articles or even online videos, we often see a lot of contradicting information including heaps of negative feedback. So, if these have been proven to be safe within the medical setting for so many years, why do we still have so much negative feedback?
When looking further into many of these negative reports, we often do not see the user’s medical status, history, current health conditions, diet intake, activity level, nor any other medications they may be on while running these AAS substances.
Due to this, we cannot accurately see who was in ill health, and who was in good health before taking these substances, in addition to not knowing whether people have stuck within the correct usage guidelines or have abused these substances.
It is well known now that within the US, that the average percentage of obese people is around 41.9%. These includes the “severely obese” groups also.
So, if our population is generally overweight, what health conditions may this bring when using certain substances such as anabolics? Well, when being overweight (excluding the obese group) the endocrine system is struggling to maintain homeostasis, the respiratory system is under stress even with normal breathing, the cardiac system is overwhelmed with increased blood pressure and heightened cholesterol levels, circulation is decreased which will cause problems for the peripherals and mainly, the liver and kidneys will be struggling to account for all of these overworked systems.
If we now place dehydration into the mix along with being depleted of our base minerals and electrolytes, this is already a recipe for disaster before taking any other medications into account.
So, in this case, what do we think will happen to the body when performance enhancing drugs are added? What will happen when we add someone’s daily harmful pharmaceutical medications and the possibility of added alcohol into the mixture? It will further place the body under immense stress.
With today’s processed foods, saturated fats, pure sugar products, soda pops, food “supplements” along with many other examples we could provide, many users often find themselves very toxified, in ill health and still would like to point the finger at only the anabolics that they have taken.
As an example, if your car engine started to make horrible noises, clunking, and banging down the road with smoke everywhere, would you pull over and assess the potential damage, or would you place your foot down harder and ignore the noises hoping for it to become fixed?
This is like users who are not great in health and think that taking enhancement drugs will take away all of their bad lifestyle choices and allow for them to be in good health while still chewing pills from the doctors and carrying 4x the weight that their own bodies should.
In these cases, when something is wrong or an issue occurs, they are quick off the bat to blame the anabolics. Or they’ll visit their doctor who will also shift the blame onto the anabolic rather than their own protected harmful meds which they state can never cause issues. So, taking this into account, we can start to understand where this bad stigma comes from surrounding anabolic steroid use.
It is also worth noting that users who have been healthy and used their anabolic correctly report little to no bad side effects from the use of these compounds. It seems quite bizarre that when reading about the “deadly sides” of anabolics, that we are not fully informed about any other potential reasons this could be other than “it was the steroids fault”. But when thinking about big pharma who needs to solidify any reasoning, they can find for not using many anabolics within medicine, we see that this seems to suit their needs very well. Not allowing the public to use these outside of medicine to improve their health may cause a decrease in many returning customers for the health service and as a knock-on effect, also decrease their profits!
Ignore The One Size fits All Algorithm
When looking at how we are accessed and treated within the medical field, whether we think we are receiving a different diagnosis or not, we must understand about the one size fits all algorithm that is used. This is not to say that a 7-year-old child will be given the same medications as an 80-year-old man, but instead, that each group we are in, for example whether that is “age group”, “gender group”, “weight group” or any other basic groups which are used, we are still not treated on an individual basis.
To place this into context very simply, if we take a 40-year-old male who has never drunk alcohol, nor taken any toxic substances, against a 40-year-old man who had abused toxic substances all his life, do you think that the drugs given will account for the more active systems of the healthy guy, or for the beat-up bodily systems of the less healthy guy? No!
In most cases depending on the complaint of the patient and what area they are in for treatment, our health professionals will look down the flow chart, mark the age, mark the gender, and mark the approximate weight before being directed into the drug group and dosage profile that will need to be given. When this is the case, who has considered the tolerances of these two different individuals? Who has considered the CNS activity, the cortisol levels from each patient that will affect the drug’s action, the repair rate of the cells, the intake of essential fats and minerals from their diets? The scary answer to this is no one!
As with each study pushed and each analysis done, it is always deemed that patients will fall into the same category if certain markers are the same when in fact, these set markers can have other subdivisions which need addressing before treatments are given. But in this case, do you think it will be more profitable to treat patients on an individual basis, or will it be better to give harmful generic drugs and deal with any extra complications when this paying customer needs “more work”?
So, if this one size fits all algorithm does not work within official medicine, do you think it will work with AAS use also?
Individualized Anabolic Use For Safe Use
Now we have touched on how a generic system does not work for patients in the health service, why do we still rely on a generic system for anabolic use?
Well, this comes down to the same “belief” which is pushed on us within the heal sector, stating that all drugs will work the same for “most” individuals.
If this is true regarding AAS use, then why can some users run heavy doses for long durations without the need for any PCT or recovery phase, while others run low doses for a few weeks and need a heavy PCT cycle?
Although other factors play a part here, differences in recovery and tolerances will be down to genetics and androgen profiles mainly.
If we look at other preventive aid use, why do some users need to run heavy anti-estrogens on cycle to prevent side effects, while others do not need to run an anti-estrogen at all and still receive no side effects on cycle?
Like any complaint, side effects or other negative occurrences, we must assess which is our “most effectively perceived” choice for use as individuals and from here, we must assess our body’s own feedback as we progress.
Some users will hit a plateau point or come across sides on cycle and rather than assess their changes and the build-up cause to eradicate this issue, they will jump onto online forums or seek medical advice to see which “magic pill” they can take now to cure this and jump bac on the easy route towards the desired results.
At this stage, far too many factors will have unknowingly played their part, and users will be given the generic route to solve their problem only to find that this does not work for them… and then they also wonder why!
Anabolics like any other synthetic substance or drug on the planet will need to be researched, trialed, and tested by you alone to assess the results and feedback, as it is only you who will fully know your body.
Not your doctor, not your personal trainer, not your dietitian, but only you!
Without this own assessment, we are handing our bodies over to individuals, or “health professionals” who do not know our bodies at all. So, in a medical setting, when we are sometimes scared, confused and sick, we take harmful drugs while not fully being informed.
But with non-medical anabolic steroid use, we need to fully understand the inner workings of our own bodies to know exactly what they need to improve on.
Although we could spend hundreds of hours here talking about the misconceptions regarding AAS use within the medical sector, this is more about opening the mind to the fact that what we are told on a daily basis regarding pharmaceuticals, may not actually be the case. Being the world wide web is now a minefield for both good and bad information, it can be quite overwhelming and confusing at times. But with some topics noted above, you can now funnel your research into what will benefit you and your health as an individual, and not feed into the hands of bigger profits for the big pharmaceutical companies who reply on you believing everything that “scientists”, “doctors”, or “experts” say!
When you start to look at the bigger picture and realize that some original pharmaceuticals like anabolic steroids can actually be great for health and performance with correct and sensible use, this really changes the game for many older and younger individuals who wish for heightened health and wellness. The main thing to take away here, is that the more you rely on someone else to tell you what your body needs, the less you will be able to understand what it needs yourself.
Effects of Men Using Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS)
Adverse effects of corticosteroids
Stats for US Medical Malpractice
Effects of Ice Therapy on Inflammation
US Hormone Replacement Therapy Market Size
Evidence of nandrolone uses in health & wellness of men
Comparing Anavar and Anadrol