The level of toxicity increases due to prolonged usage but steroid manufacturers have a counter argument that consumption of alcohol on regular basis will be more harmful to the liver than the oral steroids intake, they have even proved that some of the prescribed medications for certain ailments are more liver harming than steroids. However, one should not use beyond recommended dosage to avoid being criminalized the use of steroids.
Hence taking oral steroids within a limit for a certain period of time will not harm the liver as much and as the liver has self healing properties along with detoxification treatments will help to flush out the toxins out the body and the liver functions and enzyme levels will return to normal within a few weeks. This also depends from individual to individual, the kind of steroid used, duration of use and dosage they would have taken. The healing time may vary as the levels of toxicity also may vary.
It should be properly noted that the drugs procured are human tested and procurement is from safe manufacturing labs. The content used to manufacture is to be put in the labels and health warning slips should be in the package. Online ordering without a major prescription is sometimes risky. Though the product may be safe but if you take the dosage without consulting and end up overdosing it may be injurious to health. You can also be penalized and criminalized the use of steroids. Certain underground labs make drugs which may not be well seen the market and are procured through peddler which may be not the right chemical composition which may lead to toxic poisoning or just give a placebo effect or damage some organ in the body. So, a little homework with lots of care and advice from specialists in the field of medicine, training and diet will be a good investment. Though the cost may be high from known and used brands, the cheap stuff may land you in the hospital.
Withdrawal symptoms of oral steroids
If a person consuming oral steroids stops suddenly after consuming them for more than three weeks then it is advisable that the steroids dosage should be tapered down and then stopped that too with medical advice and supervision. This is because during that period of time the body would have got used to the drug and body goes through a sudden jolt if you stop the intake of the steroids and body can’t cope with this change and it would definitely need time to get back to normalcy.
Points to be kept in mind while taking oral steroids
There should not be pre laying medical conditions before the consumption of steroids. Heart diseases, kidney problems, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. Since these conditions can aggravate and prove fatal.
Certain types of allergies to drugs and if you are taking certain medications which may interfere with steroids and cause disastrous outcomes.
Whether the drug bought is from an authorized dealer because illegal trade of steroids is rampant in the market as it a banned or controlled substance hence the procurement is difficult without a proper medical prescription.