When the athletes begin the cycle with anabolic steroids for the quick and great results in the sport, then they should know that after the end of the steroid cycle happens the sharp fall of the achieved results. The athlete sees the reducing of the increased mass and the same thing happens with the power indicators. In result, the athletes have the sense of frustration and this can cause the depression. Later, the bodybuilder begins the repeated therapy with steroids and it seems like a vicious circle. The best variant will be to do the PCT (post cycle therapy) for the keep the achieved results.
The Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome. What is it?
Actually, it is the reaction of the human body on the end of the use of anabolic steroids. Such state is shown by different symptoms. The steroid withdrawal syndrome imitates weakness, fatigue, and also the lack of appetite and weight loss. In this list should be added nausea and vomiting, stomach upset, and abdominal pain. Also, the blood pressure and blood sugar levels decrease. The women have such unpleasant moment like the break of the menstrual cycle and happen the significant changes in the period. Sometimes can appear the pain in joints and in the muscles, and also fever.
It is important to not stop the use of steroids sharply. Adrenal glands get the necessary time during the decreasing the dosage of the drug, in order to be able to return to the normal secretion. Also, it is necessary to avoid stress during the decreasing dosages. Sometimes is needed additional administration of steroids for the avoiding the problems with the adrenal glands.
The use of steroid. The problems because of the long admission.
-The side effects according to the instruction of the drug.
-The symptoms because of the balance changes in the normal hormone secretion.
-The function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis decreases because of the using high dosages for a few days or low dosages for a few weeks.
-The adrenal glands have no time to return the normal secretion because of the sharp ending of the AAS cycle.
-Some of the symptoms of the withdrawal syndrome are dangerous for the health. The person becomes weak, always have the sense of fatigue, fast getting tired, lose the appetite and the weight. Besides, there are nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pains.
-The forming of the physiological dependence from the anabolic steroids.
-The stress situations should be avoided.
Should be done the PCT after the steroid cycle in order to keep the achieved results with the use of steroids in the sport.
The Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome. The endocrinal changes and physiological dependence.
1. The most important change is lack of the reproduction of the own hormones by organism because of the use of anabolic steroids. During the cycle, the regulatory system of the brain is resting because the hormone is reproducing artificially. The system atrophies after the long duration of the cycle. Sometimes can appear the endocrine impotence. If you don’t care about this moment, you will need to use steroids throughout life. So happens the forming of the physical dependence, like in the situation with the use of the narcotic drugs.
2. The increase of the level of estrogens is the second important change. By the way, they become more active. In result, male breast increase. The estrogens stimulate its development and growth.
3. There are changes in the functioning of the pancreas. This organ is reproducing the insulin is very important hormone for the man. Actually, the reproducing of the insulin and the blood sugar decrease because of the overstimulation of the pancreas by the anabolic steroids.
4.The cortisol level increases very significantly after the end of the cycle with steroids. This hormone is reproducing by the adrenal-cortical system. In result, the increased muscle mass during the cycle rapidly decreasing.
5. Thyroid begins incorrect work. It has no possibilities to reproduce thyroid hormones because of the action of the anabolic steroids. It is important to note that they participate actively in the carbohydrate and protein metabolism. The athlete feels a general weakness and lack of the energy because of the lack of the given hormones.
The Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome. Psychological changes.
When the bodybuilders stop to use anabolic steroids, they have serious changes of the psychological character. The appearance of this problems depends on the individual psychological features of the athlete.
Here is important to not lose the self-confidence, not to be upset, to accept it psychologically and to move on.
You should always be ready for the decrease of your results because this effect always will be after the cycle with anabolic steroids. But in this situation can help PCT. In this case, it is important to use these drugs correctly by which you can to keep the achieved results.
Schedule the decrease of the working weights in advance, in order to avoid psychological trauma. Besides, you will need to decrease the amount of training.