When Arimidex is used to treat or prevent hormone receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women, it is usually taken once a day.
Bodybuilders can illegally use Arimidex to block estrogen.
Arimidex can help prevent side effects such as gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) due to aromatization from anabolic steroids.
When Arimidex is used for this purpose, it is usually given in the second week of the cycle and is taken with 0.5 mg twice a week throughout the cycle.
Arimidex is only approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of breast cancer. Arimidex is not recommended for bodybuilding and many side effects of high estrogen anabolic steroids go away when stopped.
Arimidex (anastrozole) is a medicine used to treat hormone receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. In most cases, Arimidex is taken daily for five years, although some women may take it for a shorter period. Arimidex is usually taken with other medicines.
Bodybuilders can also use Arimidex illegally to reduce side effects caused by high levels of estrogen, which is produced by aromatizing anabolic steroids. The usual dose is 0.5 mg twice a week from the second week of the anabolic steroid cycle.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Arimidex only for the treatment of cancer. There are no formal guidelines for its use in bodybuilding.
What is the aroma?
Aromatization is a natural process and it is a way to maintain the balance between testosterone and estrogen.
Although testosterone is known as a male hormone and estrogen as a female hormone, this is not entirely accurate as they are found in both male and female bodies.
Although testosterone is the most important hormone for male sexual development and function, a specific form of estrogen called estradiol is crucial for male sexuality. When estradiol is out of balance with testosterone, problems with sexual desire, the ability to have an erection, and sperm production begin. High estrogen levels in men also increase the risk of other conditions such as diabetes and cancer.
Of course, in men, testosterone levels decrease with age and estrogen levels increase. When there are large fluctuations in the production of testosterone, for example when injecting anabolic steroids, it creates an imbalance between the hormones in the body and aromatizes to try to balance the new testosterone with the levels. increased estrogen.
What are normal estrogen levels in men?
In adult men, there are two main forms of estrogen, estradiol and estrone. These are often undetectable in prepubertal and puberty men (although they can be as high as 60 picograms / ml [estrone] or 40 picograms / ml [estradiol]). In adult males, normal values are as follows:
Estron: 10-60 picograms / ml
Estradiol: 10-40 picograms / ml.
For bodybuilders, estradiol levels between 20 and 30 picograms / ml are needed.
What are the symptoms of high estrogen levels in men?
Symptoms of high estrogen levels in men include:
Decrease in muscle mass.
It’s hard to concentrate
Gynecomastia (more breast tissue grows as usual, leading to breast augmentation)
Osteoporosis (decrease in bone density)
Decreased desire for sex and semen.
Slow growth and weak growth.