Maybe I should try them and see if my knees feel better after a match. And my back, shoulder, elbow...Sure makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Perhaps Dr. Swishenstein will weigh in on the pros & cons of steroid use for the Over-The-Hill Gang.
And that would be most of you.
It works but a knowledgeable doctor is needed to constantly monitor blood levels.
The cost would be high and unless there is a clear cut goal it wouldn't be worth it.
Even with some of the best doctors in this area it wouldn't be risk free, everyone has a unique system and even the best doctors can be caught off guard with unexpected results.
Those weight/bodybuilders take enormous risk by taking steroids, most don't even have any bloood tests to monitor their levels, they just use what worked for someone else.
DHEA is sold legally and most can use this safely, the risk is minimal but there's plenty of studies that show very good benefits.
The levels decrease after late 20's so the goal is to bring the lowered levels to that of a mid 20 year old.
Then there's herbs to help decrease estrogen in men, they are very safe and will help increase testosterone. It can be noticeable with more energy and sex drive.
In short, steroids are risky.