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The Healthy Geezer: Steroids have their uses, but only as prescribed

Q. I’ve been reading about athletes using steroids to build themselves up. Do these drugs work for older men?

A: First some background on steroids. There are two types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids, such as cortisone and prednisone, are drugs that help control inflammation. Anabolic steroids, such as androstenedione or andro, are substances that can help the body make muscle. 

Corticosteroids, which are like hormones that your adrenal glands produce to fight stress, are used to treat arthritis, asthma, lupus, multiple sclerosis, eczema and some kinds of cancer. 

Anabolic steroids are drugs that are like the body's natural sex hormone testosterone. Testosterone directs the body to produce or enhance male characteristics. Medical uses of anabolic steroids include some hormone problems in men, late puberty and muscle loss from some diseases. 

When anabolic steroids increase the levels of testosterone in the blood, they stimulate muscle tissue in the body to grow larger and stronger. The effects of too much testosterone can be harmful. Some of the negative effects are rage, liver disease, high cholesterol, severe acne, baldness and infertility. 

Cholesterol Supplements - Bookshelf


Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol with Nutrition and Natural Supplements, Safely Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol with Nutrition and Natural Supplements, Safely

WARNING: First read The Addendum To Cholesterol before you decide to take action to lower your cholesterol levels. ... Important Suggestion: before you decide to begin treatment either with traditional drug therapy or natural supplements.

Cholesterol Cures, More Than 325 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol and Live Longer from Almonds and Chocolate to Garlic and Wine
336 pages
Cholesterol Cures, More Than 325 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol and Live Longer from Almonds and Chocolate to Garlic and Wine

Completely revised and updated to contain the latest developments in combating cholesterol, a valuable guide shows how to lower cholesterol through menu plans, low-fat dietary regimens, and all-natural remedies; explains the new cholesterol ...

User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements
327 pages
User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements

Estrogen helps to keep coronary arteries flexible, and also plays an important role in keeping cholesterol levels low. But during and after menopause, when estrogen levels naturally decline, the risk of heart disease for women increases ...

Cholesterol Control, The higher your cholesterol level, the more rapidly plaque develops and clogs your arteries
32 pages
Cholesterol Control, The higher your cholesterol level, the more rapidly plaque develops and clogs your arteries

The higher your cholesterol level, the more rapidly plaque develops and clogs your arteries Dr Bruce Miller. 6. Cholesterol-lowering. Herbs. and. Supplements. THE OPTION IS GONE Food supplements are no longer an option in our diets.

Effect of Fatty Acid and Cholesterol Supplements on Adenylate Cyclase Activity in Cultured HEPG2 Cells
100 pages
Effect of Fatty Acid and Cholesterol Supplements on Adenylate Cyclase Activity in Cultured HEPG2 Cells


Cholesterol Supplements - News


Supplements for a Healthy Heart | NEWS102.3 & AM740 KRMG ...
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it.

Supplements for a Healthy Heart
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless 

Who should take omega-3 fish oil supplements?
Who should take omega-3 fish oil supplements? “I had high cholesterol. And I was 33 so I kind of more of less ignored it. I'd gotten quite sedentary in terms of lifestyle,” he told . Mehta credits omega-three fish oil as well as lifestyle changes for keeping him healthy since his heart

Heart attack myths vs. reality
Heart attack myths vs. reality The news that Bob Harper, the seemingly fit host of the NBC TV show "Biggest Loser" suffered a near-fatal heart attack recently was a wake-up call for many. Harper exercised regularly, ate well, and seemed the least likely person to end up hospitalized.

What Heart Patients Need to Know About Herbal Supplements
A new research review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says there are 10 supplements that are particularly risky for people to take if they also take drugs for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other heart problems.