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Anabolic steroids can make men lose the ability to increase sperms?
Anabolic steroids can make men lose the ability to increase sperms? In order to quickly develop a fit body, some enthusiasts take “anabolic steroids” to accelerate muscle gain. As everyone knows, this kind of hormone has caused serious damage to testis.
A study in “Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism” pointed out that even if the drug was stopped for many years, the spermatogenic function of the testicles could not be fully restored.
According to Dr. Jon Rasmussen of the Rigshospitalet Specialist Hospital affiliated to the University of Copenhagen, anabolic steroids are similar in structure to male testosterone. They can make the body more muscular and slimmer. Some people believe that only professional athletes abuse anabolic steroids. On the contrary, more than 90% of users are not elite athletes, or even athletes, but fitness enthusiasts.
In this study, the researchers selected 132 men between the ages of 18 and 50 for strength training tests. Some of them had never used anabolic steroids, some had used them but quit three years ago, and Some people are still using it now.
Because the human testosterone levels continue to fluctuate, this study used a marker called serum insulin-like factor 3 (INSL3) to assess testicular function, which is derived from the same cell as testosterone. It was found that compared with people who did not use anabolic steroids, the concentration of INSL3 in people who had used it was much lower, and the longer the steroid was used, the lower the level. In particular, some people who have used steroids still have problems with their gonadal function after two years of discontinuation.
Rasmussen warned that people who are using anabolic steroids to strengthen muscles should stop as soon as possible. They seriously damage fertility, and may also cause decreased libido, poor erections and reduced sperm counts, as well as breast growth and hair loss; reproductive doctors are receiving patients It is also necessary to ask whether the patient has ever used anabolic steroids. The damage to the testicular function caused by it is difficult to recover, and may not recover.
Rasmussen added that a number of previous studies have shown that in addition to affecting male sexual function, anabolic steroids are also associated with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risks, including heart attack, arterial damage and stroke, which can be seen by athletes under 30. To the increased risk of such diseases. Anabolic steroids can also cause irritability and aggressive mood. Frequent use of moderate to high doses of anabolic steroids is closely related to anxiety, mania, and moderate depression.
According to data from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, anabolic steroids can also cause liver damage and liver fibrosis, and hinder bone growth. Some adolescents also make high-risk behaviors for abuse, including drinking and driving, carrying guns, driving motorcycles without helmets, and using drugs.
Some studies have found a link between anabolic steroids and irritability and aggression. Others associate moderate to high doses of anabolic steroids with anxiety, mania, and major depression.
Rasmussen said that some advertisements are misleading to people, saying that the latest anabolic steroids are safe and have controllable side effects. In fact, it will definitely bring systemic side effects. This study proves that 100% of men who use a lot of synthetic steroids will have abnormal testosterone and spermatogenesis, and will not be able to fully recover for a long time after stopping the drug.
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