Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Beyond testosterone cypionate: evidence behind the use of nandrolone in male health and wellness.

Authors
  • Pan, Michael M1
  • Kovac, Jason R1
  • 1 1 Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA ; 2 Men's Health Center, Urology of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260, USA. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Translational andrology and urology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2016
Volume
5
Issue
2
Pages
213–219
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21037/tau.2016.03.03
PMID: 27141449
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Characterized by low serum testosterone levels and diverse symptoms, male hypogonadism is a common condition. Current medical treatment focuses on testosterone supplementation using multiple modalities such as injections, gels and pellets. Interestingly, while testosterone is considered an anabolic androgenic steroid, it has not been saddled with the social stigma that other, similar medications have. The goal of this review is to highlight an anabolic steroid, 19-nortestosterone (i.e., nandrolone, deca-durabolin) and illustrate prospective therapeutic applications for male health. Containing a chemical structure similar to testosterone, nandrolone has a higher myotrophic: androgenic ratio resulting in improved effects on muscle mass. Animal models have suggested application in the improvement of joint healing following rotator cuff repair. Minimal literature exists regarding the use of nandrolone and, as such, further human studies are required.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times