The use of anabolic steroids usually leads to heightened sexual desire and increased frequency and quality of erections whether they are used for medical or non-medical (bodybuilding) purposes. Nelson Vergel, author of “Testosterone: A Man’s Guide“, discusses the effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on libido but more importantly discusses what happens when TRT doesn’t improve libido and lead to improved erectile functioning. He discusses the use of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PD-5) drugs like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra that can be used in conjunction with testosterone replacement therapy. [Read more…]
I’ve previously discussed knownin drug testing programs. And of course, the fact that growth hormone use is undetectable via drug testing urinalysis makes it an easy and attractive drug for the athlete seeking performance enhancement.
Just as problematic is the loophole of “therapeutic use exemptions” (TUE) for performance-enhancing drugs on the banned substance list. In many cases, an athlete can use performance enhancing drugs (even steroids) with impugnity if they are granted a TUE for a medically documented condition.
The therapeutic use loophole is not widely publicized by WADA and other drug testing organizations because it does not contribute to the appearance of an effective drug testing program and a “clean sport.” [Read more…]
The medical journal Circulation published a new study this week entitled “love-hate relationship with steroids in our society..” The role of testosterone in health has long been a controversial topic and the recent has only fueled the
Reuters reports that “[Read more…].” I hope steroid-using bodybuilders do not conclude that higher testosterone levels, even supraphysiologic levels from exogenous testosterone adminstration, are always better than low testosterone levels.