Metabolic effects occurring during anabolic steroid therapy in immobilized patients or those with metastatic breast disease have included osteolytic-induced hypercalcemia . Anabolic steroids affect electrolyte balance, nitrogen retention, and urinary calcium excretion. Edema, with and without congestive heart failure, has occurred. Decreased glucose tolerance requiring adjustments in hyperglycemic control has been noted in diabetic patients. Significant increases in low density lipoproteins (LDL) and decreases in high density lipoproteins (HDL) have occurred. [ Ref ]
For average gymrats who never plan on stepping upon a bodybuilding state, Nandrolone may still be a perfect drug for you! You can enjoy its mass building effects in the off-season, and it’s effects upon muscle hardening when caloric restriction takes place. Remember that 99% of the people in a gym will never step on a competitive stage, so 99% of them don’t need to worry about drug testing. Likewise, if you plan on competing 2-3 years down the road once you’ve gained a great deal more mass and definition, then Nandrolone might be perfect for you. Just don’t play with the drug if you plan to be tested this year!