Thomas O’Connor, MD is an anabolic steroid and testosterone replacement therapy expert.
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He helps men who’ve used steroids come off and men with low testosterone feel better.
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02:58 Between 12 million and 20 million American men use steroids.
04:28 Each month Dr. O’Conner sees about 3 to 5 male steroid using patients under the age of 21.
07:24 The biggest risk of anabolic steroids is in the brain, called anabolic steroid induced hypogonadism.
10:20 The crash after steroid use impacts the central nervous system and can lead to suicide.
12:36 Many steroids used are designed for use in animals.
15:54 Medically, testosterone esters are used for testosterone replacement for hypogonadal men ages 18 and above.
16:34 The leading cause of hypogonadism in men under 50 in the US is from steroid use.
16:45 Steroids are used in treatment of cachexia, muscle wasting.
17:45 Steroids need to be more fully studied.
19:39 There is no safe oral agent.
20:32 Chronic steroid use causes profound damage to heart, liver and/or kidneys.
25:33 Steroids worsen/accelerate classic cardiac risk factors.
27:24 Doctors, watch Dr. O’Conner’s 4-part series on how to take in a steroid user.
30:08 Dr. O’Conner protocol exists for trying to block the adverse effects upon the heart using ace inhibitors, ARBs, early diabetic agents, cardiac selective beta blockers.
31:49 All men metabolize testosterone differently.
37:30 Men need help coming off steroids. Their brain is disconnected from their endogenous testosterone production in their testes.
43:52 SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) from the internet is junk.
49:14 Men on testosterone have less prostate cancer than men who are not.
54:25 Older men with low T die earlier.
01:02:12 Sexual drugs Melanotan II and PT- 141 stimulate receptors in the brain, causing spontaneous erections in men. The brain may adjust to PT-141 and destroys the ability to have an erection.