Almost every kid in the gym, who would not even have years of weight training experience, would have an experience with these drugs. Is it the fault of the gym trainers who sell this stuff to the gullible kids for the sake of a quick buck? Is it the misinformation? Or is it the newbies in the pursuit of instant gratification at fault here? Nevertheless, it is a personal choice at the end of the day. One should thoroughly weigh the pros and cons before they decide if they want to do it the enhanced way.
We all know what this hormone does, how important it is for the male body and that our body naturally produces it in a very limited quantity. It's extremely anabolic and thus, forms the base of steroid cycles. Since there is a physiological range of it in your body, you can't get 'massive' only with it.
When you take it externally, you take supraphysiological dosages aka unnatural high doses. Testosterone, as a hormone, increases the rate at which your body builds muscle, reduces muscle breakdown and speeds up recovery. Hence, you get big! When you take exogenous testosterone, the body stops producing the hormone internally, that is in the testis. This is what starts happening almost instantly once you start injecting.
With time, as your testes sense that they have no particular usage or function in your body, they start shrinking. If this keeps on continuing for long, your body thinks that it does not need testes at all. After shrinking to a certain point, your testes will die and simply disappear. This is known as hypogonadism or testicular atrophy. That is the death of your balls. If you use steroids and keep doing it for long without proper care or support, your balls going away forever is inevitable.
Add to that, there is a good chance that your trainer is giving you shit that is low quality and does not even come under the category of hormones synthesized for humans. So yeah, the risk of taking steroids is real and it can lead to consequences you will regret long.
Do not fall for the hype or stuff that someone says. Think for yourself, think about what you really want, and then make an informed decision. Of course, this depends on the length, intensity and duration of the user's steroid cycle. Speaking to MensFitness. Ed Sebanegh, M. What's more, a study from the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics at Cardiff Royal Infirmary found that 40 per cent of a person test pool reported testicular atrophy as a side-effect of a steroid cycle. Related: Why Britain is being crippled by a steroid epidemic.
Naturally, there is a correlation between the length of a course and the time that testicles remain suppressed. Providing the steroids were used in a safe format, normal hormone production will begin to kick in once the course is finished, with testicle size going back to normal size within a month.
Related: Erectile dysfunction and 4 other things you need to know about the side-effects of steroid use. Some steroids, unfortunately, can lead to further problems beyond an unimpressive pair. Deca-durabolin, for example, is slowly drip-fed into your body over a few days, reducing the body's production of DHT — a sex hormone responsible for the maturation of the penis and scrotum — leading to erectile dysfunction or 'Deca Dick', as some affectionately call it.
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Would you rather have a completely out-of-whack ball-to-muscle-size ratio? And according to the how-could-you-not-trust-them-with-a-name-like-that Big Natural Testicles , one study of steroid users found that nearly two-thirds of them experienced this type of shrinkage. But how is it that something used to make your muscles bigger causes your balls to shrivel up into raisins? In other words, even though your body is being pumped with more artificial testosterone, because it thinks that it no longer needs to produce testosterone the old fashioned way , the concentration of testosterone that used to exist in your testicles becomes significantly lower.
Hence, the shrinkage. In fact, steroids are so effective in their anti-conception symptoms that some researchers have suggested using androgen a male sex hormone -based steroids in a male contraceptive pill. In other words, the HPTA will recognize the elevated hormone levels, and respond by reducing the synthesis of testosterone.
Exogenous steroids cause suppression of the hypothalamic axis, in particular LH production, and therefore suppression of testosterone production, ultimately leading to testiculat atrophy testicle shrinkage. This can also result in a number of other side effects including loss of libido and loss of erection. N ot necessarily. This atrophy may or may not be obvious to the individual.
In some cases, the testes will appear normal even though their functioning is insufficient. In other cases, shrinkage is very apparent. Most of the data on bodybuilders, steroids and testicular atrophy comes from case reports rather than longitudinal or cohort studies. Steroid abuse disrupts the normal production of hormones in the body, causing both reversible and irreversible changes. Will your testes grow back in size? Although testicular atrophy is very common in frequency, it is also regarded as a temporary reversible side effect.
The gonads, by their nature, will vary in size under hormonal influence. Atrophy should not produce permanent damage. Note, however, that it can be a somewhat persistent issue. It may take many weeks or months of sufficient LH stimulation after steroid discontinuance for original testicular volume to be restored.
Likewise, testicular atrophy is usually the root cause of prolonged post-cycle hypogonadism. In extreme cases, full recovery can take more than 12 months, and may even require medical intervention. O ne thing is for sure: the bigger the dose, the longer the recovery. S uch cases are also well known and described. These fertility drugs can kick-start sleeping testes back into action, but the effect is only temporary.
The bottom line is that if you toy with testosterone, your testicles get tiny. T here is an unambiguous and direct connection between anabolic steroids and testicular shrinkage. Your body, as a response, will shut down natural testosterone production, which leads to smaller, less-active and frankly pre-pubescent nuts. The moment you take it your testes will shrink down. Fortunately, for most people the side effects are short-term, with a full recovery seen within a few months.
S ome steroid abusers are not that lucky though. So think carefully whether your physical appearance is worth the risk.
But how is it that something used to make your muscles bigger causes your balls to shrivel up into raisins? In other words, even though your body is being pumped with more artificial testosterone, because it thinks that it no longer needs to produce testosterone the old fashioned way , the concentration of testosterone that used to exist in your testicles becomes significantly lower. Hence, the shrinkage. In fact, steroids are so effective in their anti-conception symptoms that some researchers have suggested using androgen a male sex hormone -based steroids in a male contraceptive pill.
According to Healthline , testicular atrophy is also likely to cause a decreased sex drive, meaning that, even if you wanted to have kids, your tiny balls and their associated problems will stop you from getting in the mood required to create your tiny-testicled offspring. So do yourself a favor: Put down the syringe and pick up a dumbbell. Created with Sketch. Thom Evans dons a white vest and kilt as he shares throwback snap to when he was the Scott's Porage Oats man in Love Island's Shannon Singh showcases her incredible figure in a black sheer bra during outing in Manchester after rekindling romance with her DJ ex Carol Vorderman, 60, teases a glimpse of her ample cleavage as she slips into a neon pink wetsuit and enjoys a paddle boarding trip in Wales 'Sangria is the answer!
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