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What should I know about anabolic steroids before taking them?

Before taking anabolic steroids, you should know that it is very important that you only use this medication as directed by your doctor.

There is a risk you will experience side effects, some of which may be serious.

Misuse, including taking more than the recommended dose, increases your risk for side effects.

There also is a risk that anabolic steroids can cause heart disease and liver disease, including cancer.

They can cause growth problems in children by affecting bone growth and can also affect a child's sexual development.

In addition, anabolic steroids can affect a man's fertility.

In older men, there is an increased risk of developing prostate problems, including cancer, while taking anabolic steroids.

Keep in mind that while taking anabolic steroids, you will need to eat a high-protein, high-calorie diet, which may impact your health as well.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.