The Oxandrolone hormone does not carry any estrogenic related side effects. It does not aromatize and cannot lead to gynecomastia or water retention due to increases in estrogen levels. It further carries no progestin related activity, which again supports no estrogenic related side effects. Due to water retention being impossible with this steroid, this will decrease the risk of high blood pressure. Excess water retention can promote high blood pressure. Some steroids that do not aromatize can lead to high blood pressure, such as Trenbolone , but Anavar is rarely associated with this trait.
As with all anabolic steroids Oxandrolone will suppress natural testosterone production in men. Testosterone suppression does vary from steroid to steroid in terms of the rate and Oxandrolone is one of the milder forms. However, most all men will still need some form of exogenous testosterone if they are using Oxandrolone at any significant dose for any significant time. Those who do not supplement with testosterone have an excellent chance of putting themselves into a low testosterone condition. For the purpose of information a performance level dosing of Oxandrolone will suppress natural testosterone production in most men by dropping serum testosterone levels by 50%. This will put most men into a low level state and if not certainly in a below optimal state.
Once the use of Oxandrolone is done and it along with all anabolic steroids has cleared the body natural testosterone production will begin again. It’s important to note that recovering prior natural levels assumes no prior low level condition existed and that there was no damage done to the HPTA during steroid use . Most men will need a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan to aid in recovery, but they should also note that PCT will not promote full recovery. It takes several months to recover from anabolic steroid use and there’s no guarantee that you always will even with the best PCT plan in the world.
Like any other anabolic steroid, using a supplement like Anavar will suppress natural production of testosterone. Be aware that Anavar is one of the mildest supplements for reducing testosterone production. Exogenous testosterone as a part of your supplement plan can help keep your natural testosterone production on track. If you do not do this, then you can have low testosterone , resulting in things like fatigue, lethargy, decreased muscle mass, and more. Some of this will require you figuring out what works for you. Since each and every physiology is so different, there may be a trial period where you work out any testosterone issues with your doctor. Be aware that once all artificial testosterone put into your body by you is gone, natural testosterone levels will resume as normal. Also be aware that you can damage the natural production of testosterone in your body by overdosing on anabolic steroids. It is often suggested that you should include a SERM and HCG with a PCT for best results.