Anabolic Steroids and Physician Oversight

A Medical Perspective

  • Khashayar Farzam University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine


Anabolic steroid use has become rampant over the past two decades and the resulting pathologies have created endless medical challenges for physicians. Athletes and recreational users increasingly use anabolic steroids for various goals. Given the immense breadth of these drugs, managing the side effects has become nearly impossible. Today, most anabolic steroid users do not trust their physicians when it comes to this topic. However, with the broad range of health implications, it is crucial that physicians play a bigger role when it comes to anabolic steroid users.