Ok so, I am studying something completely different to medicine hence why I am desperate to seek the opinions of med students both pre and post grad. I have been exposed to a certain social "norm" that now exists in mostly male, gym going circles. That norm is non other than steroids. The particular steroid in question is one that apart from cortisone that's commonly used in the UK health system seems to be the only other one capable of medicinal application. It is called Deca Durabolin with the active ingredient Nandrolone. As far as I can see the steroid is commonly used in the USA and Australia at cutting edge clinics to treat a variety of diagnosis' (there's no spell check on this so apologies far appalling grammer and lack of vocabulary). In the UK however I can see no evidence of it being used at all. The gym goers who use this seem to buy it all off the internet and say it's better than any NHS treatment for muscular, ligamental and tendonal damage.
With far more advanced clinics than our NHS using this and Internet users buying and administering this illegally why has this substance not made it into our treatment options in this country?
Steroids. Postgrad doctors input invaluable.
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