Winstrol is used by bodybuilders especially in cutting cycles. It does raise the amount of testosterone circulating in the body and it does suppress other natural hormones levels, as well as change cholesterol levels. Most doctors limit its use to 6 weeks, although some people have used it for as long as twelve weeks. There are some reports that Winstrol weakens tendons and other reports say it strengthens them and other say it strengthens them unevenly, which could be an issue. Joint stress has also been reported while using Winstrol. It has become popular among women who want to build muscle mass and not gain fat. Anyone not involved in bodybuilding as a sport has alternatives when it comes to eliminating fat and building muscle mass.
There are many side effects associated with Winstrol that can occur in both male and female. In women, there are menstrual irregularities as well as clitoral enlargement. In rare cases, Cholestatic jaundice and hepatic necrosis and even death. Men often experience increased erections and even Phallic enlargement. An increase or decrease in libido occurs in both men and women. Other side effects occur with the central nervous system, breast, hair, skin, skeletal, edema, and the endocrine system. One of the main side effects is liver damage.