While ’s can be used in either the prevention or reversal of gyno symptoms, they are best employed as a preventative measure…and with good reason. You see, the job of an . is to prevent testosterone from aromatizing into estrogen, which it does very well, but the problem is that it does absolutely nothing to prevent currently circulating estrogen from continuing to cause problems. As long as ’s are utilized as a preventative measure and not for the treatment of an emergency situation, they are preferable to other gyno remedies, but that is not all. The primary mechanism by which ’s inhibit gyno formation (management of systematic estrogen) also provides numerous other benefits not found elsewhere, such as: reduced water retention, lowered blood pressure, decreased fat storage, and others. Lastly, .’ do not reduce IGF-1 levels, as will tamoxifen (Nolvadex).
An additional well-known and well-established fact is that all anabolic steroids exhibit negative impacts on cholesterol levels, as well as cardiovascular strain in the human body. This involves the reduction of HDL (the good cholesterol) and increases of LDL (the bad cholesterol). The result of such changes involves an increased risk of arteriosclerosis, and the degree to which these changes occur for the worse are usually dose-dependent (with higher doses increasing the negative changes and the risks). Other factors that affect these negative cholesterol changes are: duration of use, and route of administration. It is imperative considering this particular effect of anabolic steroids on the body that any users of anabolic steroids no matter the preparation (oral or injectable) take exquisite care to make proper adjustments in their dietary habits which favor positive cholesterol maintenance and changes, especially when running cycles of anabolic steroids .
The best way to avoid gynecomastia induced by steroids is to not take anabolic steroids in the first place. Anabolic steroids cause gynecomastia because they can both cause the body’s natural testosterone to drop, and more importantly because they are converted to estrogen in the body. This change in hormone levels causes a man’s breast tissue to grow and he develops gynecomastia. How to get rid of gynecomastia caused by steroids can be a difficult question to answer. Some suggest taking estrogen blocking medications as treatment for steroid induced gynecomastia, but these have side-effects and there is no good evidence that they work well. For some, stopping the steroid use will improve the gyno, but for many the best treatment may end up being surgery.