Steroid Induced Kidney Disease – Prevention Toolkit

Are you at risk for anabolic steroid induced kidney disease, FSGS? Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is a condition I’m diagnosing more and more, but the good news is we can catch it early! This means avoiding the worst symptoms as well as dialysis and transplant. To do that, you need to understand your risk factors and know what to look for. This video covers that information, as well as what management of FSGS looks like. If you’ve used steroids or know someone who has, please watch this video to understand the risks!

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01:48 – RESEARCH
– Development of focal segmental glomerular sclerosis after anabolic steroid abuse, 2018 case study (03:23)
– 05:05 – Lean muscle mass + steroids likely caused FSGS
– Varies by person and steroid, length of use
07:49 – Genetic risk factors, family history & race
08:50 – High blood pressure, diabetes
10:00 – Excessive protein
10:47 – NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
11:48 – High muscle mass, diuretics, fat burners
– Lab tests, nephrology consultation (15:15)
– Stop steroids, safe transition to TRT
18:54 – Blood pressure meds
20:04 – Reduce protein intake, address other issues
20:20 – Reduce muscle mass (this is why you want to prevent FSGS in the first place!)

Stay Strong and Healthy,
Dr. O


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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