Kidney Failure from Anabolic Steroid use

We’re seeing an increase in reports of kidney failure and kidney disease from anabolic steroid use, a condition I’ve seen in my practice. This video starts with a discussion of what I’ve seen and a research paper on Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis after Anabolic Steroid Abuse. ( It also includes my interview with Joe Ladnier, a powerlifter who speaks openly about his experience with FSGS from steroid use. If you use or have used steroids, please be aware of the risk to your kidneys and see a physician regularly to screen for it.

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As the Anabolic Doc, since 2003, I’ve provided men who are using or have used anabolic steroids a confidential, ethical and professional medical venue to discuss their use. I do NOT in any way support the use of any performance enhancing drugs – PEDs, anabolic steroid or other medicine for muscle building or body transformation. The “off-label” use of PEDs, as such agents is considered elicit and may lead to adverse health outcomes. Please consult an expert health professional regarding any medical agent and do NOT use any medicine without the explicit advice and supervision of an appropriate medical expert.

This video is for education and information only. This is not medical advice. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take illegal substances. Taking steroids can lead to serious health consequences.

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