People who abuse anabolic steroids can have
withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking them.
Symptoms include having mood swings, being extremely tired, having no desire to
eat, and craving steroids.
How is anabolic steroid abuse diagnosed?
A doctor can often spot a person
who is abusing anabolic steroids when that person walks through the door. This
is because the medicine makes muscles unusually large. Your doctor may also ask
questions about your fitness activities and what kinds of dietary supplements
and other substances you use. The doctor may do a physical exam and order urine
and blood tests.
How is it treated?
Treatment for abuse of
anabolic steroids has not been studied much. Doctors
Treatment in a program that includes medicines
for withdrawal symptoms and other health problems.
Treatment in a
hospital, if withdrawal symptoms are severe.