Several latest studies shows that some individuals who abuse anabolic steroids can develop patterns of behavior that are characteristic symptoms of people who are addicted to a certain drug or medication. Those behaviors include ongoing use regardless of negative consequences, spending excessive time, money and effort in obtaining drugs, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when they stop using them.

There are anabolic steroids users that continue taking the drugs despite experiencing physical problems as well as inconveniences in their social relationships. The percentage of those who continue the steroids use in spite of negative consequences is not surely known.

Many steroid abusers spend large amounts of time and money to obtain muscle enhancing medications. When they stop taking steroids, bodybuilders and athletes can experience withdrawal symptoms that can include mood swings, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive, fatigue, restlessness, and craving for anabolic steroids.

One of the most serious withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping steroid use is depression, because it can sometimes lead to suicide attempts, according to several press releases.

Research reveals that if untreated, depression associated with anabolic steroid withdrawal can continue for a year or longer after the drug is no loner being used.

However a rational and correct use of anabolic steroids should not cause any withdrawal symptoms, and experienced bodybuilders which are following correct cycles are rarely affected by the anabolic steroids addiction phenomenon.

It is a known fact that the human body always prefers to remain in a very balanced hormonal state. This tendency is known as homeostasis. When the administration of androgens from an outside source causes a surplus of hormone, it will cause the body to stop producing its own testosterone. Specifically, this happens due to a feedback mechanism where the hypothalamus detects a high level of sex steroids and shuts off the release of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone, formerly referred to as luteinizing hormone releasing hormone. In turn, this fact causes the pituitary to stop releasing luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone, the two hormones that stimulate the Leydig’s cells in the testes to release testosterone.

Without this stimulation by, the testes will be in a state of production limbo, and may shrink from inactivity. In extreme cases the steroid user can observe testicles that are strangely and frighteningly small. However, this effect is temporary, and once the drugs are removed the testicles should return to their original size. Many regular steroid users find this side-effect quite troubling, and use HCG during a steroid cycle in order to try to maintain testicular activity and sizeduring treatment. The more estrogenic androgens like testosterone, Anadrol and Dianabol are most impressive in this regard, and are consequently poor choices for individuals who sincerely want to avoid testicle shrinkage.

Natural male sex hormones called androgens, means in the old Greek language "man making" or  "man creating".

testosterone general effects

Here are some of the most distinct characteristics of masculinization induced secretion of testosterone:

  1. full development and growth of sex organs (penis, testicles) and auxiliary sex glands;
  2. changes in the skin, increased hair growth on the body and face, the development of body hair in the genital area, increased greasiness of the skin;
  3. internal changes lead to an increase in the liver, heart, kidneys, increase the number of red blood cells, deepening of the voice (due to the expansion of the larynx and thickening of the vocal cords);
  4. acceleration of the growth of bone and muscle mass, including the expansion of the shoulders and chest, increased bone density and growth in both size and number of muscle cells.

testosterone effects on sexual organs

The expert Bob Goldman wrote that androgenic anabolic steroids may perform many functions of the body, including:

  1. increase or decrease the activity of enzyme systems;
  2. change the timing of the onset of biochemical reactions;
  3. alter the permeability of cell membranes to certain substances;
  4. influence the genetic material.

Testosterone, besides the above-mentioned effects, regulates sex drive (libido), promotes the Adam’s apple, reduces catabolism (breakdown) of tissues, stimulates spermatogenesis, is involved in the closing of the epiphyses of long bones (growth zones), increases the size of the seminiferous tubules and testes, and also causes achange in the psyche, playing a particularly important role in the sexual identity of the individual.

All anabolic-androgenic steroid drugs are derivatives of testosterone, made from natural (animal or plant) sources, or created synthetically.

Parabolan represents a derivative of the 19-nortestosterone molecule, which is the same parent drug as Deca-Durabolin. These two drugs act very much alike. In fact Parabolan can be mistaken for Deca on a drug test. Parabolan is a favorite to thousands of bodybuilders and athletes around the world. This injectable steroid has higher anabolic and lower androgenic properties than testosterone, also reminiscent to Deca. It was originally thought to be non aromatising, but it will aromatise at a high dosage in some users. Parabolan is a great pre-contest steroid. The relatively high androgenic properties can offer substantial hardness in a lifter who is already lean. This androgenic effect can also result in greater vascularity and more pumped muscles.


Parabolan has been effective on a limited calorie diet, if protein intake is still high. It need not be regarded as a cutting drug only. It can be used quite productively to build quality muscle and strength, without the bloat of a D-Bol or Testosterones. In a stack with Anavar, Parabolan becomes part of a super strength building cycle for powerlifters who do not wish to go over their weight class limit. Side effects seen with the use of Parabolan are minimal. The drug aromatises very little if at all, so water retention and hynecomastia are rarely seen. Liver stress is minimal with dosages of 152 mg per week, and if used for eight weeks or less, it exhibits very little suppression of the body’s own hormone manufacture. Blood pressure readings are unlikely to rise due to the fact that Parabolan does not cause the blood to hold excessive electrolytes. Each person reacts in a different way to every drug, but the majority of athletes find this item to be safe when used properly. Parabolan has a lot to offer. It is good for pre-contest cycles. When stacked with another androgen it becomes part of an effective weight and strength cycle.

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This is a technique used in attempt to determine a certain steroid’s effects on a given individual. Each person reacts in a different way to dosages of different steroids. Mapping is done in an effort to individualize dosages so that one maximizes gains while minimizing side effects. Mapping starts with recording a number of aspects of a cycle. First, all the steroids taken must be carefully documented every day. Graphs of weight and power gains should be made up and filled in once a week. A thorough diary should be kept which reports any side effects like acne, water retention, gynecomastia, etc. Other variables should be monitored like energy levels, sex drive, and appetite. Usually these are recorded three times a week. During the cycle, the dosages should be gradually increased. If side effects are occurring concurrently with strength and weight gains, the dosage should be lowered to see if gains outweigh the adverse reactions. All the variable readings can give clues as to whether the drugs are working. If effective, energy levels, appetite, and sex drive should be high. This method has some flaws. It does not account for variables such as a sufficient off cycle, improper training, and/or deficient nutrition. Mapping one drug at a time is more accurate than trying to map a stack of drugs.


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This particular exercise focuses on triceps, shoulders, chest, and core muscles

At first lie on your right side with your legs and feet stacked. Place your right hand on your left shoulder and your left hand on the floor under your right shoulder.

Straighten your left arm (to the best of your ability), raising your upper body off the floor. Lower and repeat for the designated number of repetitions. Switch sides and repeat.

If you’re looking to reduce the jiggly flab that so many people get on the underside of their arms, you’ll need to do more than just work on that problem area. Don’t overlook the importance of eating a healthy diet and performing cardiovascular exercise that will help you burn calories and fat.


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