Practice Level: Intermediate
The synthetic versions of the male hormone testosterone, also known as anabolic steroids, can play an important role in the treatment of health conditions when used as prescribed by a medical clinician. However, misuse of anabolic steroids occurs when these substances are used solely to improve physical appearance or performance. Because there are some potentially serious physical effects of anabolic steroid use, it is important that anabolic steroids are only used as prescribed and always under a medical clinician’s guidance. This course is designed to provide clinicians with knowledge on the medical and sports-related uses of anabolic steroids, including side effects and health risks associated with misuse and addiction.
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- Describe how steroids work
- Discuss medical use of anabolic steroids
- Explain the risks of anabolic steroid use
- List chronic effects of anabolic steroid abuse
- Testosterone Formation and Impact
- How Do Anabolic Steroids Work?
- Anabolic Steroid Dosage
- Length and Frequency of Drug Use
- Prescription Uses
- Forms And Routes of Medication Administration
- Dosage Patterns
- Treatment of Wasting Conditions
- Inducement of Male Puberty
- Misuse of Steroids in the General Population
- Physical Effects of Steroid Use
- Thought and Mood Disorders
- Impaired Judgment
- Poor Techniques and Consequences of Steroid Use
- Activational and Organizational Impacts of Steroids
- Kidney Conditions
- Liver Damage and Failure
- Heart Enlargement and Failure
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Long-term Effects of Steroid Use in Men
- Long-term Effects of Steroid Use in Women
- Long-term Effects of Steroid Use in Teens
- Steroid Withdrawal Symptoms
- Management of Steroid Withdrawal
Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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