Steroid Use Shrinks Testes
Excuse the frankness of this post but there was a discussion in the gym about this and it probably is worth mentioning it. First of all let me say that your body produces a wide range of hormones. These hormones serve to interact with your autonomic nervous system in a way that can only be described (as my doctor friend puts it) as an intricate dance.
As levels of one increase the levels and intensity of the others act in accordance, and so on and so on. Now the one ironic thing about steroid use in the gym is one of the long term effects is indeed the reduction in the size of a man’s testes. This is the tail wagging the dog. Supposedly big muscles accentuate the physical nature of your manliness, and so a substance that actually shrinks you manhood is ludicrous.
Steroid users, often cylce in other substances to combat the effects of these bodybuilding drugs, but again, you have to ask yourself if the wrapper on a package is the only thing that is important. Looking like a greek god is meaningless if inside your organs, lungs, liver, pancreas, heart, and kidneys are unhealthy because of the intense pharmaceutical stress you’ve put on them.
Stay away from steroid use and stick with natural bodybuilding techniques. In the end, it should be about good health, better conditioning, better heart health, more sexual vigor, and an overall improvement (on many levels) of who you are. Steroids are a lie that chip away at the true goal you want to attain — longevity.