The use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has become common for the purpose of bodybuilding. Almost every child in the gym, who would not even have 2-3 years of experience in weight training, would have an experience with these medications. Is it the fault of the gym coaches who sell these things to gullible children for the sake of a quick dollar? Is it the misinformation? Or are the newbies in the pursuit of instant gratification missing here?
Well, I’ll leave it for you to decide that.
However, it is a personal choice at the end of the day. One must weigh the pros and cons thoroughly before deciding if they want to do it in the improved way.
Let’s talk about what really happens when people say that ‘The testicles shrink’ when using steroids
The basic drug for 95% of the steroid cycles is testosterone. We all know what this hormone does, how important it is to the male body and that our body produces it naturally in a very limited amount. It is extremely anabolic and, therefore, forms the basis of steroid cycles. Since there is a physiological range of this in your body, you can not be “massive” just with it. When taken externally, take supraphysiological doses, also known as unnatural doses. Testosterone, as a hormone, increases the speed at which the body develops muscles, reduces muscle degradation and accelerates recovery. Therefore, you become great!
How do the testicles contract?
When you take exogenous testosterone, the body stops producing the hormone internally, that is, in the testicle.
Why do you do that?
- You are already receiving the hormone externally. Much more than enough in that!
- Your body understands that the levels present in the body go beyond what it can produce.
Because of this, the testicles are practically out of use and go out.
This is what begins to happen almost instantaneously once you start to inject. Over time, as your testicles perceive that they have no particular use or function in your body, they begin to shrink.
The simple principle of ‘use it or lose it
If this continues for a long time, your body thinks you do not need testes at all. After shrinking to a certain point, your testicles will die and simply disappear. This is known as hypogonadism or testicular atrophy. That is the death of your balls. If you use steroids and continue to do so for a long time without the proper care or support, your balls will disappear forever and inevitably. In addition, there is a good chance that your coach will give you shit that is of low quality and that is not even in the category of hormones synthesized for humans.
So, yes, the risk of taking steroids is real and can lead to consequences that you will regret a lot. Do not fall into exaggeration or things that someone says. Think for yourself, think about what you really want and then make an informed decision. It is not a moment of influence that leads to a life of repentance.