Steroids are often used to increase muscle mass for better achievements in sports. In order to achieve maximum effect, steroids are used in various combinations and dosages.
But it should be remembered that with the use of steroids and increased physical activity, side effects occur, sometimes causing far-reaching consequences.
Many men, during the consultation with a doctor, do not consider it necessary to tell that they are using steroids. But an experienced doctor will determine the presence of a problem by the characteristic signs - acne, changes in liver function tests, decreased testicular size, etc. In addition, full blood testing and sex hormone indicators will help to define the overall picture.
To check reproductive function and, if necessary, develop a treatment plan for sperm recovery, we recommend that men undergo a comprehensive examination - Reproductive Medicine Check-up Programme at the iVF Riga Andrology and Urology Centre.
The programme includes: an andrologist consultations, examination, collection of medical history, evaluation of health, tests (18 indicators - full blood count, liver function tests, glucose, cholesterol, hormones, PSA, vitamin D, urinalysis and other tests), sperm tests, testicular ultrasound diagnosis (USG), explanations and comments of the coordinating doctor regarding the tests and examinations, the doctor’s opinion, recommendations, development of the treatment plan.
At iVF Riga clinic, this programme is performed by Dr. Juris Erenpreiss, MD, PhD, an internationally certified andrologist, Academician of the European Academy of Andrology, the Head of the iVF Riga Andrology and Urology Centre.