– To date, there is no hard evidence that would confirm the “mortal” danger of steroids. Without a doubt, taking steroids, people are always in danger. But before drawing conclusions, it is necessary to accurately determine the degree of risk. Frankly, the risk of death in a car accident is much higher than that of anabolic steroids. But this does not mean that we should ban cars or never get behind the wheel. The risk of accident is dependent on the speed, the driver’s experience, the technical characteristics of the car. The same applies to the anabolic steroids. Steroid type, the duration of its use, heredity athlete – all affect the level of risk. But in real life there is always a risk. To minimize side effects, physicians should advise athletes taking steroids. Intimidation tactic does no credit to physicians and scientists. Excessive use of steroids is unacceptable, but the ban we will not achieve anything. The best solution – an open and honest conversation about the real consequences of the use of steroids.
Withdraw systemic corticosteroid therapy gradually and monitor for objective signs of adrenal insufficiency (., fatigue, lassitude, weakness, nausea, vomiting, hypotension) during withdrawal of systemic therapy. 18 23 35 Also carefully monitor lung function (FEV 1 or morning PEF), adjunctive β 2 -adrenergic agonist use, and asthma symptoms. 23 35 Patients who have been maintained on ≥20 mg of prednisone (or its equivalent) daily may be most susceptible to such adverse events, particularly during the later part of the transfer. 18 35
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