Are the benefits worth the risk of potential side effects?
Dbol is one of the popular nicknames for Dianabol, one of the most commonly used and misused anabolic androgenic steroids around the world.
It’s a prescription-only drug that is not recommended for non-medical use such as athletic performance enhancement or bodybuilding.
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Anyone considering use of Dbol steroids should be aware that not everyone will experience miraculous results in regard to muscle growth, physique, or performance.
When looking at before and after pictures of steroid users, the results can seem impressive.
What you don’t hear so much about are stories of people who had negative effects and less than stellar results when using the drug.
Dbol is generally consumed orally, but it can be found in injection form when modified from veterinary grade solutions. In most cases, tablets are found in 2.5 to 10 mg tablets, with 5 mg tablets being the most common.
Dbol is anabolic in nature while contributing to minimal androgenic (male characteristic) effects.
Any person considering use of anabolic androgenic steroids should take safety concerns seriously.
Women should avoid use of Dbol steroids because of the potential of virilization or development of masculine characteristics that include accelerated or excessive growth of hair on the body or the face, disruption of menstrual cycles, a deeper voice, and clitoromegaly (irreversible).
Women taking the risk, even at low doses, may experience these masculinizing side effects that can be permanent in nature even when the drug is discontinued at the first signs of virilization.
Take responsibility and carefully review not only scientific and medical literature and documentation of side effects, but take the time to read user reviews when it comes to benefits versus side effects.
Dbol steroids can negatively impact normal balances of hormone production and secretions of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis.
Studies have been conducted on male rats, but the functions in animals in regard to functions of this axis are the same in humans , which can translate to the same side effects.
Mainly, this axis impacts the gonads or sex glands of men and women. As such, one of the common side effects of anabolic androgenic steroid use for men is testicular atrophy or shrinkage of the testicles.
This is caused by lack of endogenous or body- produced testosterone by the testes. Lack of use equates to shrinkage. This atrophy can impact libido, maturation of sperm, quality of sperm, fertility, and for some may contribute to impotence.
Side effects of Dbol steroids, like others, are not always dosage dependent, and can also contribute to encephalopathy and hypertension (one case reports this impact on a 27-year-old male bodybuilder. )
Other side effects include potential liver damage , kidney damage , and pulmonary embolism , not to mention the behavioral/psychological side effects of aggression, irritability, and increased anxiety.
Many bodybuilders and athletes have an attitude that if they’re young, strong, and healthy, using caution or discretion with steroids won’t leave them vulnerable to experience negative side effects and adverse reactions. Not true.
Increasing reports of organ damage caused by Dbol steroids and other kinds of anabolic androgenic steroids are being noted in otherwise young, healthy, athletic individuals. Some of the damage is long-term, with some noted years after discontinuation.
A doctor will not recommend Dbol steroids for non-medical usage, so it can be difficult to determine an appropriate dosage for muscle mass gains, strength, and physical performance enhancement in regard to speed or power.
Such recommendations are found on bodybuilding websites. Dosage recommendations vary widely between many sites.
Some offer dosage and milligram strength suggestions based on whether the user is a beginner, an intermediate user, or experienced user of steroids.
In most cases, users will find recommendations in regard to Dbol steroids dosage ranging from 5 mg a day to 30 mg a day.
This use is cycled, meaning it’s taken for a number of weeks and then followed by a discontinuation or rest for an equal number of weeks.
As mentioned earlier, results will vary depending on a number of factors including height, current weight, age, fat to muscle mass ratios, body composition, genetics, diet, exercise levels, and so forth.
When it comes to Dbol steroids, proceed with caution. Sometimes, the temporary benefits and gains of steroid use are outweighed by the potential for side effects and adverse reactions.