The Risk of Hormone Anabolic Steroids and Oral Contraceptives Consumption in the Young
Assistant Professor, University of Oradea, Romania
- *Corresponding Author:
- Manuela Stoicescu
Consultant Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor
University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Medical Disciplines Department, Romania
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 24, 2013; Accepted Date: November 29, 2013; Published Date: December 06, 2013
Citation: Stoicescu M (2013) The Risk of Hormone Anabolic Steroids and Oral Contraceptives Consumption in the Young. J Develop Drugs 2:113. doi: 10.4172/2329-6631.1000113
Copyright: © 2013 Stoicescu M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: The consumption of hormone anabolic steroids and oral contraceptives is a growing phenomenon difficult to quantify and accurately control due to partial recognition or hiding consumption and lack of knowledge of youth on this issue on the side effects as hypertension plays an important role with youth. Materials and methods: The study was conducted in ambulatory specialty in Clinical Hospital Oradea City, Bihor County, Internal Cabinet. It is a prospective longitudinal study conducted over a period of approximately three years. In this study a number of 321 young patients aged 18-35 years have been included who were diagnosed with hypertension: BP>140/90 mmHg confirmed in at least three repeated measurements in one week to exclude “white coat phenomenon”, which is very common especially with young women, or have a severe amount of BP ≥ 170/110 mmHg, at the first determination. Results and discussions: The consumption of oral contraceptives was 2.80% and that of anabolic steroids was present at 1.55% in young hypertensive in the study. Conclusions: The percentage of young hypertensive after consumption of anabolic steroids and ACO hormones (oral contraceptives), with young women can be completely canceled by avoiding consumption of information and youth programs on the subject, they run the risk of consuming them.