Trenbolone is a popular anabolic steroid with potentially strong side effects, more so than other anabolic steroids. Since it was first developed, trenbolone side effects have been noted – from mild-to-severe.
Take the time to research side effects and compare the risks with benefits. Any drug can have an effect on physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness. Know what to watch for when it comes to potential trenbolone side effects.
Watching for Trenbolone Side Effects
Trenbolone has some unique side effects to it. Yes, it does have common side effects associated with other anabolic steroids but some of its own as well. Not everyone will experience trenbolone side effects, and potential depends on a number of factors:
- Individual response to the drug as well as health status
- Lifestyle habits
- Personal genetics
What are some adverse side effects that you may experience with the use of trenbolone injections? Pay attention to how your body feels and looks. Stacking with other components may help reduce potential for side effects but is not a guarantee that you won’t experience any.
A rise in metabolic rate that induces perspiration is an unexpected side effect of trenbolone. Excessive sweating may occur any time of the day or night but is more often seen at night when a person is sleeping.
This side effect isn’t terribly serious but can be a real nuisance. Trenbolone users need to increase water intake because excessive sweating can cause dehydration.
Users of trenbolone and other anabolic steroids often report sleep difficulties and reduced sleep efficiency. Some people may take medications or supplements to address insomnia, but be wary of drug interactions that could result in a higher risk of side effects.
Gynecomastia Caused by Trenbolone Side Effects
Gynecomastia is a complicated issue for men that’s not completely understood. Endogenous (body-produced) progesterone and estrogen are female hormones. Why would they affect men using steroids?
Hormones in males and females are carefully balanced. Men produce testosterone and small amounts of estrogen, which acts to balance these levels. Women also produce small amounts of testosterone in their ovaries, effectively promoting the same balance of testosterone/estrogens in the body.
Trenbolone may cause the body to generate prolactin (a female, milk-producing hormone) from the pituitary gland. Prolactin is similar to growth hormone.
Trenbolone acts on progestin receptors found in the breast tissue. Both prolactin and estrogen receptors are also found in breast tissue and it’s believed that estrogen receptor activity has an impact on sensitivity of progesterone receptors (hyperprolactinemia).
Trenbolone has the potential to increase sensitivity to estrogen levels and raise the possibility of gynecomastia. Even low levels of estrogen in men can contribute to gynecomastia.
Men who have high prolactin levels may also experience Trenbolone side effects like erectile dysfunction and anorgasmia, or inability to achieve orgasm.
How To Prevent Or Reduce Side Effects Of Trenbolone?
Bodybuilders have often relied on aromatase inhibitors or prolactin antagonists or even vitamin B6 to prevent such problems, but studies regarding efficacy are lacking.
Use of a prolactin-antagonists may act like dopamine-receptor agonists that reduce or eliminate prolactin levels. It may be possible to control levels of estrogen by using aromatase inhibitors with compounds that will aromatize like testosterone or by decreasing testosterone levels. Just be aware of how you’re using your trenbolone cycles.
Do Trenbolone side effects include decreased libido?
The problem with one’s libido stems from the increase of prolactin, which in males may cause a number of issues:
- Nipple lactation
- Reduction in libido
- Erectile dysfunction
Trenbolone can suppress levels of prolactin, and while steroids like Trenbolone or Nandrolone are anabolic steroids that show signs of progestogen activity due to their chemical modifications. Use of testosterone or other types of prolactin-antagonistic compounds may help control side effects of increased prolactin levels.
Users can experience very mild to extremely serious coughing fits following a trenbolone injection. This side effect comes on because of the needle hitting of the capillaries or vein while it’s being injected.
When trenbolone is injected, it releases an oil-based structure that goes into the bloodstream. The body reacts by trying to get rid of the foreign. Any oil-based anabolic steroid will cause this side effect.
It’s not known why Trenbolone causes a more serious coughing fit than others. The intensity of a coughing fit can be mild – like a tickle in the throat – to an intense coughing fit.
Cardiovascular/bronchial side effects
While trenbolone may be beneficial for small animals and cattle, its effect on the human cardiovascular system are not nearly as cut and dry. Many trenbolone complain of a temporary reduction in pulmonary and cardiovascular capacity while using trenbolone.
When the drug is discontinued, so too does this affect. The higher the dosage, the higher the rise of cardiovascular/pulmonary effects. The steroid seems to affect bronchial constriction, making it harder to suck in copious amounts of oxygen, especially when working out.
Individuals diagnosed with asthma or other lung conditions should avoid use of any drug that restricts pulmonary function.
Irritability and Aggression
Trenbolone is just as powerful as an androgen as it is an anabolic. This can result in mental and emotional reactions different than the norm for the user.
Potential for mood swings, and increased irritability and aggression is a potential with ever-increasing dosage. Use of most anabolic-androgenic steroids can contribute to this potential risk of aggression and volatility.
Stress on Kidneys and Liver
Studies have shown that use of anabolic-androgenic steroids can increase the risk of liver and/or kidney damage and toxicity. Trenbolone does put a strain on the liver so anyone using steroids needs to take precautions when it comes to their liver and kidneys. There are rumors out there that anabolic steroids can’t harm the kidneys. Not true.
What About The Liver And Trenbolone Side Effects?
Be aware of the risk of trenbolone side effects and adverse reactions of liver damage. Take the time to research potential of hepatotoxicity of anabolic steroids and the liver. Here are just two studies:
- Liver pathology associated with anabolic androgenic steroids.
- Hepaticellular adenomas associated with anabolic androgenic steroid abuse in bodybuilders: a report of two cases and a review of the literature.
Bottom line – before taking trenbolone or other anabolic steroids, know the benefits as well as trenbolone side effects and risks of use.