A New Book on the Medical Use of Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids – A Question of Muscle: Human Subject Abuses in Anabolic Steroid Research. By Dr Michael Scally
Available at Amazon.com
Along with Michael Mooney, I am the co-author of the book “Built to Survive: a comprehensive guide to the medical use of anabolic therapies, nutrition and exercise for HIV+ men and women.” I am very happy to see that Dr Scally spent months of work researching the effects of anabolics on the Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis (HPTA)and how these compounds can cause long term hypogonadism (low testosterone) if not used properly.
Most doctors in clinical practice are not trained on how to avoid hypogonadism after anabolic steroid use for medical and non medical purposes. We have used them with great results them for HIV wasting for many years using good physician monitoring. Hopefully, this book will make it possible for clinicians to learn the main issues surrounding the proper use of these life-saving compounds.
I am so glad that Dr Scally wrote a simple explanation on a protocol that may help reset our body’s own hormonal axis to prevent the debilitating effects of “post-steroid crashing.” There are no published data on the subject, so this book is groundbreaking.
Dr Scally reviews data on the use of anabolic steroids for the following medical uses:
– To treat wasting syndrome related to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV),
– To treat strength and weight loss associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic Kidney Disease/Hemodialysis
– To counteract osteoporosis and the negative effects of glucocorticoids on bone density and lean body mass,
– To reverse and prevent the age-related loss of lean body mass (Sarcopenia.)
For physicians and lay people who love to read easy-to-understand clinical information, this book is for you. Every man using testosterone or anabolic steroids should do their research to avoid the most common and untreated side effect caused with the use of these compounds. When used correctly with solid research data and monitoring, anabolics can be great to improve quality of life and lean tissue in people suffering from many debilitating conditions. However, most of the benefits disappear after their use is stopped and quality of life tends to worsen unless an effective HPTA reset protocol is used. This book explains such approach.