Dianabol is one of the most popular and most powerful anabolic steroids available. Dianabol has many possible side-effects, some more severe than others. Side-effects related to this steroid are from the estrogenic and androgenic properties which Dianabol has.
Side-effects are often dosage related and can be avoided or reduced by taking a lower dose of Methandrostenolone. Some users are fortunate and don’t get many side-effects, while sensitive users can suffer from all the side-effects even at low dosages.
The recommended dosage is 20 – 50mg daily for 4 to 6 weeks. At 20mg most beginner users will see good results and minimal side-effects.
Estrogen Related Side-Effects
Gynecomastia – In simple terms, gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breasts. Dianabol increases estrogen within the body, the estrogen binds to receptors in the chest which causes the growth of breast tissue. Fortunately products such as Nolvadex or Letrozole can be used to prevent or reduce the risk of this side-effect from occurring.
Water Retention – Another estrogen related side-effect. Water retention is not a severe side-effect and usually doesn’t bother steroid users unless they are cutting or preparing for a competition.
High Blood Pressure – Usually caused by the extra water retention, this can be a problem if blood pressure gets too high, by controlling water retention you can help control the blood pressure. Products such as Nolvadex or Letrozole will help with water retention and thus help with high blood pressure.
Androgen Related Side-Effects
Prostate Enlargement – Caused by a buildup of DHT, which then binds to receptors in the prostate. If you get this side-effect you should discontinue the cycle immediately and use a product such as Finasteride to help reduce the size of the Prostate.
Acne – This side-effect usually only effects users who are prone to acne and can be prevented or reduced by keeping the skin clean. Taking an extra shower a day can help.
Hair loss (Male pattern Baldness) – This side-effect only effects users who are genetically predisposed to MPB. Male pattern baldness usually causes a receding hairline and hair thinning/hair loss on the crown. If you are worried about this side-effect, avoid highly androgenic steroids such as teststerone and Dianabol.
Liver – Due to Dianabol being a C17-Alpha Alkylation Anabolic Steroid, it puts strain on the liver when taken. This can results in serious side-effects such as jaundice, which is why it’s always recommended to never use Dianabol for longer than 6 weeks. Never go higher than 50mg a day and use a liver aid such as Liv 52.
There are many other side-effects such as high Cholesterol and aggression which can occur from steroids such as Dianabol. Steroids are illegal in most countries for a reason, they can be dangerous and cause life threatening side-effects.