Abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has been linked to a variety of different cardiovascular side effects.In case reports, acute myocardial infarction is the most common event presented, but other adverse cardiovascular effects such as left ventricular hypertrophy, reduced left ventricular function, arterial thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and several cases of sudden cardiac death have also been reported.(5) There is a comprehensive body of evidence documenting that AAS induce various alterations of lipid metabolism.The most prominent changes are concomitant elevations of LDL and decreases of HDL, effects that increase the risk of coronary artery disease.(4) Users of AAS often demonstrate unfavorable measurements of vascular reactivity involving endothelial-dependent or endothelial-independent vasodilatation.
According to the editorial, psychological distress, fear of pain and even low educational levels can affect pain levels.
Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans.
Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief.
Every country has secrets it does not want foreigners to discover, and I have just found one in Bangladesh.
It is a vast brothel, where 800 women and girls lead painful and degrading lives, in the otherwise pleasant town of Tangail, a place of flowering trees and atmospheric old bazaars, a couple of hours drive from the capital Dhaka.