If you plan on taking anabolic steroids, it is important to get blood work done a few times per year. Doing this before the first cycle lets you know where your baseline is and flag any medical problems/issues. Anabolic/androgenic steroids can have a number of potential negative health consequences, most commonly with regard to cardiovascular and liver health. These issues, however, can almost always be identified in blood work well before physical symptoms become apparent.
Testing should be done before, during and after your steroid cycle. Of course, there are veteran steroid users that never got blood work done. We don’t suggest you follow this practice. And, for those who don’t feel comfortable talking to their family doctor about steroids, independent labs and online blood testing is available.
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Knowing what your baseline values are before using steroids, assessing the levels during the cycle and seeing how they changed by the end of your cycle can help with the recovery process along with minimizing certain health risks. Become familiar with the benefits of regular blood work with anabolic use.