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Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) form a sensitive and controversial subject on which objective, correct, and clearly presented information is scarce. Book on Steroids fills this gap, offering the reader a wealth of evidence-based information. The book leads with an extensive discussion on how well AAS work. This discussion covers high-quality research employing dosages of testosterone similar to those seen in the trenches. Further background information is provided by examining differences between androgens and estrogens, and between injectable and oral anabolic steroids. Common topics related to the practice of ‘cycling’ AAS are explored in-depth, and a chapter spanning nearly 20 pages covers what the scientific literature has to say about the generalized practice of post-cycle therapy (PCT) among AAS users. Nearly 100 pages are allotted to reviewing the most common (supposed) side effects and their potential treatment, while another chapter is dedicated to examining the use of AAS by women. Finally, an extensive chapter about diuretics expounds on how the body regulates fluid distribution and how diuretics tie into this. The information in this book is supported by more than 500 references to the scientific literature, which turn this book into an equally excellent reference work.
The chapter on side effects covers the following:
- Acne vulgaris
- Erectile dysfunction
- Prostate growth
- Structural and functional cardiac changes
- Worsening of serum lipids
- Elevated blood pressure (hypertension)
- Elevated hematocrit (polycythemia/erythrocytosis)
- Male-pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)
- Low/undetectable sperm count (oligo-/azoospermia)
A special chapter dedicated to AAS usage in women covers:
- What does a cycle look like for women?
- Hormonal contraception
- Androgenic (manly) side effects
- Deepening of the voice (dysphonia)
- Excessive body hair (hirsutism)
- Enlargement of the clitorus (clitoromegaly)
Finally, a chapter about diuretics is added to the book, as these are also commonly used by AAS-using athletes and have the potential to be quite dangerous. In this chapter you will get to know about fluid distribution and changes in the body. Subsequently, the kidneys, which play a pivotal role in how diuretics work, are extensively covered. And finally, three types of diuretics are discussed, namely: thiazide(-like) diuretics, loop diuretics and potassium-sparing diuretics.
The information in this 224 pages book is supported by over 500 inline references to the literature and is up to date as of 2020.
Book on Steroids; a short but concise description of pertinent information with respect to the use of anabolic steroids. The book can be summarized into 3 sections; the first section details essential hormonal physiology needed to understand how anabolic-steroids work. This is followed by a section entailing a brief study of anabolic cycles, what works and what probably does not. And the final section is an unparalleled in-depth analysis of the side effects caused by Anabolics and how to counter and (or) treat them.
It's an understatement to describe this book as one of its kind. The sheer amount of referencing and detail provided are exceptional and are on par with medical consultancy level, which far exceeds anything I have read before, including the medical literature.
This book is not only devoid of Broscience, but also is supplemented by snippets from the author's countless experiences with various steroid users, which are priceless.
It's patently obvious; this book is a must have for anyone considering the use of Anabolics or is working with a person who is.
- ISBN 978-90-824123-2-1 (paperback), ISBN 978-90-824123-3-8 (PDF), ISBN 978-90-824123-4-5 (Epub)
- Pages: 224
- Dimensions: 13.4x240x170 mm
- Published: August 2020