Here is a quote from a book by a German doctor:
"Optimal times for the beginning of therapy are between the fifth and twentieth day."
It seems harmless enough to find out he has talked about methyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid, for babies aged 5 to 20 days who were premature or were generally underdeveloped.
No doubt you think that this German doctor studied under Mengele, right? Apparently not. Although the book was published in 1968, it contains no remnants of Nazi medical theory from the 1940s or any other ethically suspect.
The book's short title is "Anabolic Steroids" and was written by Dr. Ing. HL Kruskemper spelled a potentially more enlightened era in which testosterone and anabolic steroids were generally used to treat a large number of medical problems, including those affecting children and babies.
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The 50s and 60s were intoxicating days for testosterone and steroids. Medical studies were widespread, as was their clinical application. There have been obvious uses, such as the treatment of malnutrition, protein deficiency and anemia, but they have also been studied and used to treat skeletal and musculoskeletal disorders.
Kruskemper even describes a study on steroids-treated muscular dystrophy patients:
"In about 20-50% of cases, a clear impact on body weight (and the growth rate of children) was achieved, as well as marked improvement in mobility and muscle strength , which is associated with the subjective body report on work ability. "
They have been used to treat kidney disease (to facilitate healing), diabetic retinopathy, hyperthyroidism, heart disease (beneficial effects on cholesterol) and even something intellectual today's belief in liver disease.
One such study was conducted on 50 liver patients who received 1
"Thirty responded to testosterone therapy not only with a subjective improvement, but also with an objective reduction in portal pressure, a decrease in ascites, and an improvement in liver function tests."  Kruskemper concluded that "the reported cases are so convincing that this therapy is indicated in all cases of cirrhosis of the liver."
Steroids were even used postoperatively to relieve catabolism.
and researchers of the time were unaware of the potential side effects of steroids. In fact, pretty much everything we currently know about steroids was discovered in earlier days.
It just seems as if yesterday's physicians have done a better job of paranoid imagination, and they could objectively weigh the cost / risk benefits of steroid use without having to cope with public perception.
Granted, some of the things they tried to do with steroids were probably ineffective and worse, unwise (as in babies), but something did end the continued steroid research and therapies.
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of the Olympic Winter Games (19659007) first began testing for steroids and other performance-enhancing medications at the 1968 Winter Olympics, coinciding with the year Kruskemper's release. At the time, the public first became aware of how steroids can improve strength and speed.
The Americans were shocked. After all, one could argue that sport is the true religion of the United States, and the use of drugs to increase strength or speed was not only unfair but immoral. These horrible drugs had polluted the sanctity of the sport. In addition, they made women, mostly Soviet women, look and talk more like men, and that was not the case with most Mericans.
And so a deep stigma over steroids settled down, one of which the medications have yet to recover. The stigma also penetrated the medical world, and doctors and researchers put the medicines and almost all research topics aside.
Should medicine take another look at anabolic steroids?
The most definitive fact about steroids is that they are steroids that stimulate protein synthesis. This makes them extremely valuable for the treatment of a whole range of diseases or diseases, so why not use them when applicable?
It seems that some modern researchers have rediscovered the benefits of testosterone at least in Germany treating disease. Recent studies have been conducted in old age or in hypogonad but they could be evidence that the stigma against these drugs could be diminished by fading.
These studies have at least suggested that testosterone may be helpful in treating heart failure and depression. Improve cognition, reduce systemic inflammation, accelerate healing of hip fractures, and ward off age-related sarcopenia.
These are all logical applications, but if I could live my will, I would expand their research and use at least include treating muscular disorders, speeding up the healing of injuries or even surgeries, and balancing the effects of chemo. (See A New Approach to Using Testosterone.)
These drugs are far too valuable to be rejected because they have earned the reputation of helping athletes cheat or persistent mythologies about their harmful effects, some of them Although real can be controlled by proper dosage and the use of secondary drugs.
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- Anabolic Steroids, Dr. Ing. H. L. Kruskemper, Professor of Endocrinology, at the Medical University of Hannover, 1968, Academic Press.