Steroid Information

Dianabol Side-Effects

If it’s an anabolic androgenic steroid it will carry possible adverse side-effects this is a given but it is also not so cut and dry. While there are many possible side-effects in-which we can discuss, here we want to focus on Dianabol side-effects and Dianabol side-effects only but before we do there are several things we must consider and bring to the table.

There are numerous forms of anabolic androgenic steroids and each one carries its own list of possible side-effects; while there are often strong similarities there are also unique factors to each steroid. Further, we cannot simply say “XYZ” steroid will cause such and such adverse reactions; possible side-effects mean just that, “possible” and by no means implies guaranteed. We must look at what the possible side-effects are, what the probability of such an effect occurring is, what we can do to prevent them and what we can do to reverse them should they occur. These are all important factors that are often left ignored in anabolic steroid discussion and that is irresponsible.

We must also take into account individual response. As we are all unique human beings certain things will affect all of us differently. For example, you may be able to drink ten glasses of milk a day but then another man, if he takes even a sip he becomes very ill. Different hormones, different medications and even different foods affect all of us a little differently; if you put it into your body there will be a reaction but if adverse reactions occur this will vary from person to person. With all of this in mind we want to take a look at the Methandrostenolone hormone commonly known as Dianabol or Dbol. When we look at the hormone we will find it is generally very well-tolerated among healthy adult men who supplement responsibly; while there are possible Dianabol side-effects the rate of probability appears to be very low in healthy adult men who supplement responsibly. Even so, you need to know what these effects may be and how to combat them and that is exactly what we want to discuss.

Toxic Dianabol Side-Effects:

Dianabol belongs to the C17-Alpha Alkylated (C17-aa) family of anabolic steroids thereby making it toxic to the liver. The reason for this nature is simply by the manner in-which the hormone exist. The C17-aa nature is a structural change, simply put the hormone is structurally altered at the 17th carbon position in-order for it to survive the first pass of the liver after ingestion; without this structural change the hormone would be destroyed by the liver and completely useless in every way. Unfortunately this change in the hormones structure will cause liver enzymes to increase during use due to this toxic nature.

Before you freak out there are some things you may be interested in knowing. You may or may not understand but most anything you put into your body of an oral steroid or non-steroidal medication is toxic to the liver due to the manner in-which it exist. Further, while possessing a strong hepatic nature the Dianabol hormone is not nearly as toxic to the liver as many common over the counter medications and is nowhere near as toxic as daily alcohol consumption. However, due this nature we must limit our use of this steroid to short periods of use, normally 4-6 weeks of total use each time the hormone is used to ensure our liver remains healthy. Although your liver enzyme levels will increase with use, if you are responsible with dosing and total duration of use they will return to normal very shortly after use is discontinued.

Common Dianabol Side-Effects:

The most common Dianabol side-effects are largely due to the aromatase effect; simply put, the Dianabol hormone aromatizes causing a buildup of estrogen in the body. Make no mistake, estrogen is a very important hormone we need for proper function but too much can be very problematic. While this remains true we will also find these Dianabol side-effects to be very avoidable with proper use and while aromatizing plays a major role, other factors also can come into play with some of these Dianabol side-effects. The most common Dianabol side-effects include:

  • Gynecomastia
  • Excess Water Retention
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High LDL Cholesterol
  • Low HDL Cholesterol

- Gynecomastia & Water Retention: to combat these Dianabol side-effects we have two options, SERM’s or AI’s with AI’s being far more effective. SERM’s such as Nolvadex act by binding to the receptors in the place of estrogen thereby preventing Gynecomastia, however, if you’re a little more sensitive all the SERM’s in the world will do very little for you; further, SERM’s will do very little regarding water retention. With AI’s such as Letrozole the aromatase process is inhibited and total estrogen is even reduced quite substantially. This not only protects against Gynecomastia and water retention but all of the common Dianabol side-effects to a degree. Of course it must be noted as it is often neglected in conversation; many who suffer from excess water retention blame it on the Dbol when in-fact the true culprit is their diet. If you’re eating too much, especially excess carbohydrates you’re going to bloat and if you’re supplementing with Dianabol you’re really going to bloat and hold water. In many cases if the individual simply cut his carb consumption down he’d save himself a lot of unwanted stress.

- High Blood Pressure: The Dianabol steroid can be one of the harsher regarding blood pressure. If you already suffer from high blood pressure you should not touch this steroid; if you are sensitive to incurring high blood pressure you should not touch this steroid. Regardless of your condition you’re going to want to keep an eye on your blood pressure when this steroid is used. Many will not have the first problem; in-fact, many will be able to supplement with all they want without problems at all but others may see increases. Keeping estrogen under control can greatly benefit you as can simply living a healthy lifestyle that is blood pressure friendly.

- Cholesterol: To combat these Dianabol side-effects the absolute best thing you can do is to live a cholesterol friendly lifestyle and this means eating properly. There are many foods that have been proven to be very cholesterol friendly such as foods in the Omega Fatty Acid family. Those who consume plenty of such foods and keep their estrogen levels under control will have a far better Dianabol experience.

Guaranteed Dianabol Side-Effects:

Of all the Dianabol side-effects there are two that are 100% guaranteed and that is testosterone suppression and testicular atrophy and the latter is dependent on the former. When we supplement with anabolic androgenic steroids our natural testosterone production is suppressed and when production is suppressed, as testosterone is manufactured in the testicles our testicles atrophy. For this reason it is important to supplement with testosterone when we supplement with Dianabol, as testosterone is not only a beneficial hormone but one that is also essential to our overall health. When we provide our body with the testosterone it needs we will not suffer from any of the low testosterone symptoms; however, as we are not making our own testosterone our testicles will still lose a little of their fullness. While this remains true once all steroid use has come to an end the body will begin making its own testosterone again and our testicles will return to their normal size.

The End Game:

In the end, while Dianabol side-effects are real they are largely avoidable and controllable with responsible use and part of responsible use is proper dosing but perhaps of an even greater importance is simply the manner in-which you live. Living a healthy lifestyle will do more for you than anything else and if you can do this as well as supplement properly, assuming you’re a healthy adult male you will have in most all cases an enjoyable and positive experience. Of course it’s always important to remember as we’re all very unique individuals even if you are a healthy adult male you may not respond to the hormone in as strong of a positive fashion as the man next to you; most will be fine and enjoy this steroids benefits but as with all things in life there are exceptions.