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Blood Donation


#1

Hello guys. My question is if you do 1-2 cycles each year of steroids how to lower increased RBC hematocrit levels? I have heard it increases the chances of stroke heart problems. Steroids like boldenone especially. Is donating blood the only option to lower RBC count? Or RBC decreases automatically offcycle?


#2

It will decrease off cycle. If you want to know if you should do a blood letting, then get a CBC panel done.


#3

Thanks. Well if everything becomes normal eventually then why to waste money on blood tests ? Gonna buy more juice with that money :smiley:


#4

[quote]aesthetics_sexy wrote:
Thanks. Well if everything becomes normal eventually then why to waste money on blood tests ? Gonna buy more juice with that money :D[/quote]

Everything SHOULD go back to normal. But you really should be getting routine bloodwork anyway.


#5

My trt doc always recomends dumping some blood every 12 weeks. I always dump before and after a cycle. They do blood drives at my gym so its ez & free