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Anavar is one of the mildest anabolic-androgenic steroids; however, you can still experience side effects with this compound. These side effects are likely to arise if you misuse or abuse Anavar.

If you are highly sensitive to estrogen-related side effects, then Anavar is a good choice for your bodybuilding goal. Since Anavar is derived from dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrogen-related side effects are easily avoided. Two common examples of estrogen-related side effects are subcutaneous fat and water retention. Gynecomastia may also arise due to estrogenic activity. Gynecomastia, commonly referred to as ‘bitch tits’ in the bodybuilding world, is characterized by swollen breast gland tissue, breast tenderness, and nipple discharge. Should this side effect arise when you use Anavar, you can take selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) such as tamoxifen, or aromatase inhibitors like letrozole. It is also best that you consult with a physician if this side effect occurs to avoid further health risks.

Because of its mildness, Anavar is one of the most preferred steroids among women. However, women must stick to conservative doses with Anavar (or any steroids, for that matter) to avoid androgenic side effects. Androgenic side effects (sometimes called virilization symptoms) include hirsutism, hoarsening or deepening of voice, clitoral enlargement, and disruption or menses. These side effects are mostly irreversible.

The principal drawback of Anavar is its c-17 alpha-alkylation. If you’re not new to the world of synthetic steroids, you must have heard about the warnings with regards to the dangers of 17aa orals. Steroids with this chemical alteration can damage the liver, and although Anavar is considered a mild compound, it can still cause hepatic problems. There have been rare clinical reports that indicate Anavar use has resulted to hepatic disorders that include growth of cysts and tumors on the liver. You must remember that most of the steroid side effects are dose-dependent, which means you can easily avoid them by practicing prudent dosing. The recommended Anavar dosage for males is 20-40mg per day. For females, it is 10-15mg per day. You can avoid most of Anavar side effects if you follow this drug’s dosage recommendation.

Other Anavar side effects include elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol profiles. You must keep in mind that these side effects are not unique to Anavar as these adverse reactions are also observed with other steroids.  Thus, if you have pre-existing or familial disposition towards cardiovascular disorders you are cautioned against taking steroids.

Minor side effects associated with Anavar use include sleep disorders, nausea, changes in skin color and changes in sexual drive.


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