New massive study came out showcasing chronic use of corticosteroids is associated with reductions in brain matter within regions associated with executive functioning… this was only looking at corticosteroid use in the context of asthma… let alone VERY high dose bursts over many years for various chronic disease states.
Corticosteroid use is also contraindicated when trying to find patients to partake in clinical trials looking at modalities for treatment of alzheimers disease.
Both corticosteroids and anabolic steroids have been shown to exert neurotoxic effects within rodent models time and time again. Human studies began to pop up for AAS and cognitive decline I want to say 5-10 years ago.
Given the psychiatric side effects of high dose AAS use… are we suprised? The body likes homeostasis
How badly will you be affected? Who knows? Do you have a family history of dementia?
It’s similar to CTE and contact sport. Every hit you take is like a drop of water slowly filling up a bucket. How big is your bucket? Do you want to find out?
If so, a trenbologne sandwhich should be the quickest way to figure it out in the context of AAS induced neurodegeneration.
I’d still be participating in contact sports right now if I had the ability to do so. Everyone’s limit to how much risk they’re willing to take is different.
Scary thing about cognitive decline associated with dementia style neurodegeneration is how subtle or even absent the symtpoms tend to be… until you hit say 60+…
Look at all of the boxers who were verbally fluent during their prime, yet shattered images of their former selves by the time they hit 60-70… I sTiLl tHiNk iT’S wOrTh It.
Muhammed Ali was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in his 40s. He was a world champion, imagine those who wind up in similar condition without having attained any sort of world title.
Like with boxing you need to minimise risk. For AAS this means limit duration of exposure, dose and be wise about the drugs you choose to put into your body.
For boxing, majority of damage occurs during hard sparring. You want to limit the degree to which you are exposed to concussive or sub-concussive blows. No amount of getting hit in the head (or supra dosages of AAS) is good for you.