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How Steroid Use Can Lead to Gynecomastia


February 27, 2017

Every man gets to the point where they feel like their workouts are no longer yielding the same results that they used to. They call this feeling the ‘plateau’, and everyone goes through it at one point or another. Unfortunately, men of all ages will turn to steroid use in these situations because they feel like they need the extra boost. But what many of them don’t know is that these decisions can negatively impact them in the future. Keep reading to learn more»

Steroids in Your Body
When you take anabolic steroids, you put yourself at risk of multiple health conditions, including Gynecomastia. When a professional athlete takes steroids, he/she is often being consulted by a team trainer or personal trainer on the best practices for taking that particular strand of steroid. In most cases, the regular person taking it has not been given the right information and they pay the price for jumping to conclusions.

How Do They Cause Gynecomastia?
Steroid users put themselves at high risk for Gynecomastia because of the biological nature of steroids themselves. Most anabolic steroids are derived from testosterone and they will eventually convert to estrogen after enzymic processes. This process often leads to an unnatural buildup of estrogen in the body, and if it isn’t handled properly, it can bind onto the pectoral region and cause Gynecomastia.

Dangers of Steroid Use
Steroid use can negatively impact the following bodily systems:

  • Hormonal System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Liver Function
  • Breakouts/ Rashes/ Stretch Marks

Gynecomastia, no matter what the cause is, can be detrimental to the psyche of any man. Self- conscious feelings are overwhelming and men in these situations start to feel like they should avoid social gatherings all together. Well, it doesn’t have to be this way! We can help reverse the impact of Gynecomastia and give you a new outlook on life.

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