Hepatitis C Treatment Cost and Nutrition Part 6
The potential for significant side effects in women taking steroids is greatly reduced when using less androgenic anabolic steroids, like oxandrolone. Velpatasvir 100mg and Sofosbuvir 400mg Oxandrolone appears to undergo little overall metabolic transformation in the liver and is not only well tolerated in women, but also in men.48 Stanozolol (Winstrol) is another anabolic steroid that has been prescribed safely for women. It appears to be a bit more androgenic than oxandrolone, but is well tolerated when using therapeutic dosages of 8 mg a day or 42 mg per week.
The protocols outlined in this guidelines report should be followed in the treatment of women as well as men. However, it is important to carefully monitor women who are being prescribed predominantly male sex hormones, such as anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroid-abusing female bodybuilders have reported hair loss, deepening of the voice and other masculinizing side effects. Other potential side effects may be similar to those seen in men.
Children and Hormone Therapies
There is a long history of treating children with hormone therapies, but special care should be taken in these instances, especially in monitoring for potential negative side effects. Nonetheless, anabolic steroids in particular have proven to be successful in the treatment of protein depleted children.
Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Hormone Therapies
There have been a few anecdotal reports in the past that anabolic steroids and growth hormone may cause Kaposi’s Sacrcoma (KS) to foster or grow. There are a number of patients with KS who have been carefully monitored while being prescribed anabolic steroids and growth hormones. There is no evidence that anabolic steroids help spread KS. Regardless, it is still appropriate to carefully monitor the patient who has KS and who is being prescribed anabolic steroids or growth hormone.
Other Therapeutic Uses and Actions of Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic steroids play a major role in the regulation, growth and development of cellular composition of almost every organ throughout the body.5051 Anabolic steroids also possess anti-catabolic (preventing breakdown) properties.52 One of the mechanisms of anabolic steroids is that they are effective in helping the body synthesize protein more efficiently, thus helping in combating wasting.
Anabolic steroids can also abolish a negative nitrogen balance in the body: a condition that can be created by wasting disorders, surgery, trauma and the administration of corticosteroids.
Anabolic steroids help stimulate the body’s own natural growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor production. They are also prescribed worldwide to help stimulate bone marrow production of new blood cells and used to treat autoimmune disorders, a common occurrence in the course of Hepatitis C treatment cost disease.
Age-related muscle wasting has been shown to be a result of a decline in the body’s protein synthesis rate. This phenomenon contributes to what experts now consider to be a form of male menopause called veropause. Again, it is well known that anabolic steroids help in protein synthesis.56 It has been hypothesized that Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and Parkinson’s disease may be related to steroid hormone deficiencies.57
Anabolic steroid therapy is efficient in the treatment of moderately severe aplastic anemia58 and is beneficial in treatment following chemotherapy for certain cancers.
In a placebo-controlled study, anabolic steroids have been shown to be effective in enhancing fat-free mass and respiratory muscle function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, without causing adverse side effects.