Strokes, Hormonal Therapy Issues

I came across the following health articles of interest: 6 Stroke Risk Factors All Women Should Know and Testosterone Therapy Side Effects.

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Good News, Bad News – “Lower Cancer Incidence Rate in Patients With Central Nervous System Disease Explained”

Members of society, with particular mental health conditions, have a reduced chance in receiving a cancer diagnosis from their physicians.  The epidemiological study describes this outcome as an inverse comorbidity result.

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Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic steroids (aka anabolic-androgenic steroids) are non-prescribed drugs composed of the male hormone testosterone for muscle enhancement (“the ideal body”), and sports performance enhancement.  These drugs come in the form of injections, pills, and gels/creams.  Even though many users don’t take them on a continuous basisthe usage history fosters many consequences.

Adolescent Males

  • Psychiatric difficulties
  • Aggression
  • Violence
  • Growth inhibition (i.e., height, genitalia)
  • Suicide

Adolescent Females

  • Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Potential psychiatric difficulties
  • Growth inhibition (i.e., height, breasts)
  • Acne
  • Ceases/prevents menstruation

Women

  • Psychiatric difficulties
  • Ceases menstruation
  • Significant breast size decrease
  • Diminishes female sculpture
  • Pregnancy difficulties
  • Cancer
  • Death

Men

  • Psychiatric difficulties
  • Significant breast size increase
  • Genitalia reduction
  • Aggression
  • Violence
  • Cancer
  • Death

The bodily effects from anabolic steroids are irreversible for many users.

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