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Can anabolic steroids help prevent atrophy of muscles?

can the use of Doctor-supervised anabolic steroid treatment help prevent the atrophy of muscles experienced by patients with neuropathy (CMT- type 2)? Assuming it is accompanied by a well-devised strengthening program. Any negative side effects on the nervous system?
Wed, 18 Feb 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
I do not think that taking anabolic steroids will help you in getting muscle strength because muscles needs stimulation for health. If there is no nerve stimulation than even health nutrition or steroids are not going to be beneficial.I would suggest you to focus on physiotherapy and strengthening of muscles. It can improve some health as movements will help in muscle simulation. Also anabolic steroids have their own side effects like weight gain, obesity and you should keep a watch on them also.
Let me know if there is any other follow up questions.
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