This month’s ‘Reader’s Q&A’ question is on the following: use any steroids or western medicine (not even antihistamines! I remember begging my naturopath to give me something that would help.
Unfortunately, one thing I’ve learned is that steroids and western medications your healing process.
Though steroids are appropriate to use when prescribed for specific health conditions, some people use (including athletes) steroids to gain weight and to increase their strength, power, speed, endurance, and/or aggressiveness.
Steroid use has also become popular as a way to improve one's appearance.
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Steroids are not only illegal, they are also very dangerous – and should only be used under medical supervision.That being said, please consult your doctor or holistic practitioner before you stop your medications, as everyone’s situation is different.Depending on the severity of your situation, you may also need to slowly taper off of steroids (rather than go off it cold turkey).While steroids are effective at building muscle mass, decreasing body fat, improving athletic performance, and shortening recovery time after an injury, they may come with a cost to one's health, in both the short- and long-run.When a man starts taking steroids, his body begins to produce less testosterone and sperm.
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Weiss, 30, readily admits he 'crashed and burned' on illegal substances a few years ago and his advice to teenage boys wanting to 'get on the gear' is to 'forget it, there's no quick fix and it's not worth it'.'It was before I knew what I was doing, I thought that (taking steroids) was the answer, the people I was hanging around at the time, they did it and they were telling me how good it was and so I gave it a go.