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Tuesday 22, Jun 2010

  Use of anabolic steroids effective for promoting weight and muscle gains

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Use of anabolic steroids effective for promoting weight and muscle gainsAccording to a recently concluded review, administering anabolic steroids to individuals afflicted with the dreaded HIV disease could result in modest weight and muscle mass gains.

The review appeared in an issue of The Cochrane Library, which is a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration.

The magnitude of weight and muscle mass gains could be termed as relevant in clinical terms, according to lead author Karen Johns, a Medical Assessment Officer from the Agency Health Canada.

Tuesday 16, Feb 2010

  Weight and muscle gains likely with steroid use

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Weight and muscle gains likely with steroid useAdministration of anabolic steroids to patients suffering from the life-endangering HIV may result in modest weight and muscle mass gains, according to a review.

This review appeared in an issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration.

Lead author Karen Johns, a Medical Assessment Officer from the Agency Health Canada, said that the magnitude of these gains can be termed as relevant in clinical terms.

Sunday 13, Sep 2009

  HIV patients can experience weight gain with anabolic steroids

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HIV patients can experience weight gain with anabolic steroidsAccording to a recent review published in an issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, HIV patients who are treated with anabolic steroids can experience modest gains in muscle weight and mass when treated for preventing AIDS Wasting.

It was remarked by lead author Karen Johns, a Medical Assessment Officer from the Agency Health Canada that the enormity of experienced weight and size gains may be relevant in the clinical sense.

It is important to note here that AIDS Wasting tend to result in considerable body weight loss in patients with HIV. Loss of muscles is also seen in these patients. The wasting is a result of human body’s lost ability to promote muscle growth and due to low levels of testosterone.

Monday 17, Aug 2009

  Anabolic Steroids help HIV people gain muscle mass and weight

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Anabolic Steroids help HIV people gain muscle mass and weightAccording to a new review, people who are suffering from HIV and treated with anabolic steroids for preventing AIDS Wasting may experience modest gains in muscle mass and weight.

Lead author Karen Johns, a Medical Assessment Officer from the Agency Health Canada, remarked that the magnitude of experienced weight gain can be considered to be clinically relevant. The review was published in an issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration.

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Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar to the male sex hormone testosterone that promote growth of skeletal muscle and the development of male sexual characteristics.

Although most recently in the news for their misuse by professional athletes, anabolic steroids have legitimate medical application for men with low testosterone and people with certain types of anemia. Two anabolic steroids available in the United States, nandrolone decanoate and oxandrolone, have been used to help increase weight and muscle mass in small studies of people with wasting.

Conversely, anabolic steroid use has been associated with increased rates of HIV in those who share needles or use nonsterile needles when they inject steroids.

In the review studies, anabolic steroids were administered to patients either orally or by injection. The main side effects were mild and included abnormal liver function tests; acne; mild increase in body hair; breast tenderness; increased libido, aggressiveness and irritability; and mood swings — all common side effect of anabolic steroid use.

“The risks and side effects of taking anabolic steroids long-term are certainly of concern,” Johns said. “We were unable to assess these risks in our review due to the short duration of treatment in the studies.”

AIDS Wasting leads to significant body weight loss in people with HIV and result in loss of muscles. The wasting stems from body’s lost ability to facilitate muscle growth and from low testosterone levels.

Monday 10, Aug 2009

  Anabolic steroids may help improve AIDS patients’ quality of life

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Anabolic steroids may help improve AIDS patients’ quality of lifeAnabolic steroids have been in the limelight recently due to its misuse by professional athletes. They are substances similar to the male hormone, testosterone that promotes growth of lean muscles and is primarily responsible for the development of male secondary sexual characteristics.

Contrary to its negative connotation, anabolic steroids are also beneficial in the medical field. Anabolic steroids are legitimate treatments for low testosterone levels and certain types of anemia.

Recent studies showed that anabolic steroids were also beneficial to AIDS and HIV infected patients. They were found to prevent muscle wasting and even help with weight gains.

AIDS usually leads to significant weight loss, severe muscle weakness, organ failure and a shortened lifespan. The wasting is due to low production of testosterone, which makes the body lose its ability to grow muscle.

Anabolic steroids were administered either orally or through injection among AIDS patients. Side effects experienced by the patients were abnormal liver function tests; acne; mild hirsutism; breast tenderness; increased libido and aggressiveness; and mood swings.

However, due to the short duration of the clinical study, they were unable to assess the effects of long – term steroids use. Furthermore, they also need to conduct additional studies to prove that it leads to an increased survival rate among AIDS and HIV infected patients

Thursday 28, May 2009

  How Anabolic Steroids Prevent Aids Wasting

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How Anabolic Steroids Prevent Aids WastingAnabolic steroids are known medication for body wasting disease such as AIDS. These drugs enhance the formation of new cells through efficient protein synthesis. There are two anabolic steroids available in the United States, nandrolone decanoate and oxandrolone, have been used to help increase weight and muscle mass in small studies of people with wasting.

In a review which covered 13 studies of adults age 24 to 42 with HIV, 294 of whom received anabolic steroids for at least six weeks and 238 of whom received placebo. The average weight increase in those taking anabolic steroids was nearly three pounds.

Anabolic steroids were administered to patients either orally or by injection. They produce side effects which include abnormal liver function tests; acne; mild increase in body hair; breast tenderness; increased libido, aggressiveness and irritability; and mood swings.

Friday 08, May 2009

  Anabolic Steroids helpful for HIV patients!

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Anabolic Steroids helpful for HIV patients!Medical sciences have hailed yet another good news, this time for HIV patients. A review portraying 13 studies carried out on adults of 24 to 42 years of age suffering from HIV has revealed that those administered with anabolic steroids for six months has showed considerable increase in their muscle mass. The magnitude of weight gain was clinically relevant and hence anabolic steroids has proved to be of great benefit for such patients.

The review is seen to have appeared in the latest edition of The Cochrane Library publication, an international concern involved in medical research. It is however based on evidence concluded after several medical trials based on it content as well as its quality.

AIDS wasting which leads to considerable loss of weight in people suffering from HIV can lead to acute muscle weakness as well as organ failure. This eventually leads to shortened life span. The wastage of stems caused from loss of body’s development of muscles, is primarily due to lower levels of testosterone.

Hence Anabolic steroids play the role to accentuate the growth of this male sex hormone which eventually leads to the growth of skeletal muscles and male sexual characteristics. Though some steroids have been banned for usage by athletes, most of them have a legitimate application, particularly for men with low testosterone levels and those suffering from certain type of anemia.

Wednesday 30, Apr 2008

  The Good Sides of Steroids

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steroid-side-effectsLots have been said about the negative sides of synthetic steroids, and only a few positive feedbacks are making it to the mainstream media. Roid rage, aggression, infertility, liver damage, hirsutism – are just a few terms associated with steroid use.

The term ‘anabolic-androgenic steroids’ conjures up images of cheating athletes, of normal people being transformed into angry, beefed up monsters. But is this perception correct?

Anabolic-androgenic steroids do have legitimate medical uses foremost of which are treatment of chronic wasting conditions in individuals suffering from HIV and AIDS, as well as decreased levels of hormones on the aged that can result to low energy, depression, sexual dysfunction, and attention deficit.

Many medical practitioners, such as sports orthopaedics expert Kevin Plancher, believe that synthetic steroids could offer a lot of medical benefits. On steroids positive effects on chronic wasting diseases, Plancher says: “Anabolic steroids have a very limited scope of legal use here in the United States. But they can be helpful in a number of critical situations, and there is research underway to study their effects in still other problematic areas where current protocols are not yielding optimal results.”

He further discusses the steroids role in particular condition like chronic wasting diseases whereby patients suffer considerable and drastic weight loss and the inability of the body to gain it back – no matter how much they eat. “Anecdotally, we hear of patients who take Anabolic Androgenic Steroids to regain lean muscle after being diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease, and the evidence is positive,” Dr. Plancher notes.

Likewise, several medical researches have been continually exploring the potential of anabolic-androgenic steroids in the medical therapy of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

Plancher, however, stresses that there is a need for the patient who is taking steroids to be closely monitored by a physician.

“Doctors whose patients are taking steroids, whether for arthritis, asthma, rehabilitation, or as an experimental treatment for a serious medical condition, should be watchful for a number of serious potential side effects,” he says. “Yet, all of these symptoms are far less likely to occur if a doctor is managing the quality, duration and dosage of the steroid therapy,” Dr. Plancher assures. “The key to successfully using these or any other drugs is to use the smallest dose of the best medication available to treat the exact duration of any given medical condition.”