Does using Steroids increase your Blood Pressure ?

The relation between anabolic steroid abuse and blood pressure remains controversial.

A link between anabolic steroid abuse and increase in blood pressure has been reported in a majority of related studies whereas its hard to argue that some others have shown no association.

I personally support the first hypothesis – ie So yes..

The definite mechanism by which anabolic steroid increase blood pressure is not clear, but it has been suggested that overproduction of 11-β-deoxycorticosterone by adrenal cortex may be responsible.

In addition, androgens may also increase renal renin secretion resulting blood pressure increase

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The effects of anabolic steroids on body composition, blood pressure, lipid profile and liver functions were studied in male body builders who received a weekly i. m. injection of nandrolone-decanoate (100 mg) or placebo for 8 weeks in a double blind way.

IMO Steroids even at what would be consider HRT doses.. directly increase BP

Victor Black