There are several possible androgenic side effects of Testoviron and they are dependent on genetics. The androgenic side effects of Testoviron include hair loss, acne and body hair growth. Hair loss is not possible if you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness. If you are genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness you may find Testoviron causes you to lose some of your hair sooner than you would have, but you were going to lose it at some point anyway. Acne is similar; if acne sensitive you may find issues on your back, shoulders or chest. Staying clean and dry is very important if you are sensitive.
Important Note: Low testosterone levels can also promote hair loss.
The androgenic side effects of Testoviron are due to the testosterone hormone reducing to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This occurs due to the hormone being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride can be used to reduce the androgenicity of the testosterone hormone if needed. However, this can potentially cause hormone imbalances if not carefully used.
The androgenic side effects of Testoviron also include virilization in women. Women who use Testoviron are almost assured virilization symptoms, which may include a deepening of the vocal chords, body hair growth and clitoral enlargement. This isn’t a commonly recommended hormone for female use.
Metabolic effects occurring during anabolic steroid therapy in immobilized patients or those with metastatic breast disease include osteolytic-induced hypercalcemia.
Anabolic steroids effect electrolyte balance, nitrogen retention, and urinary calcium excretion. Edema, with and without congestive heart failure, has occurred during anabolic steroid therapy.
The androgenic activity of anabolic steroids may decrease levels of thyroxin-binding globulin, resulting in decreased total T4 serum levels and increased resin uptake of T3 and T4. Free thyroid hormone levels remain unchanged, however, and there is no clinical evidence of thyroid dysfunction.
Significant increases in low density lipoproteins (LDL) and decreases in high density lipoproteins (HDL) have occurred. [ Ref ]