As Testosterone Propionate is, of course, Testosterone, it suffers from moderate aromatization which results in the Estrogenic side effects of bloating, water retention, elevated blood pressure (as a result of the bloating), and risks of gynecomastia. This soft and puffy look that bloating brings to the physique is generally undesirable for most users that wish to engage in cutting cycles or lean mass cycles. Therefore, Testosterone Propionate must be utilized with an aromatase inhibitor in order to disable the aromatase enzyme and eliminate the water retention effect of the Estrogen conversion, which should result in a harder looking physique without the soft puffiness. In doing so, Testosterone can successfully be utilized as a ‘hardening’ and cutting compound, as well as for lean mass gains. Some individuals prefer the water retention, convinced that it aids in protecting tissues and connective tissue from the stressors of heavy strength gains and heavy lifting, and therefore Testosterone is preferred as a bulking and strength gaining compound in this case. In any case, Testosterone is also an excellent compound for all-out bulking and strength gaining cycles, which is what its main use seems to be among bodybuilders and athletes. It is a very versatile compound that can provide the anabolic strength necessary for bulking phases.
Anticoagulants: Patients on anticoagulants such as warfarin should be carefully monitored during anabolic steroid therapy as anabolic steroids may increase sensitivity to oral anticoagulants which may require a concomitant reduction in anticoagulant dosage to achieve a desirable prothrombin time (PT). Anticoagulant patients should be monitored regularly during anabolic steroid therapy, particularly during initiation and termination of therapy. Warfarin patients should have INR and PT monitored throughout androgen therapy and warfarin dosages titrated to achieve the desired INR and PT. Such patients should be monitored for occult bleeding.
Masteron is a Dihydrotestosterone derivative, which prevents it from being aromatized into Estrogen by the aromatase enzyme. This is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of androgens into Estrogen . Furthermore, Masteron has been found to be a proven moderate aromatase inhibitor, serving to disable the aromatase enzyme and reduce Estrogen levels as a result. Therefore, one can expect very solid lean muscle gains without any water retention, and minimal fat gain/retention (provided the user has accompanied their cycle with an appropriate diet). The primary purpose of Masteron among athletes and bodybuilders is to exert its aesthetic e enhancing effects of the removal of subcutaneous water retention (due to its anti-aromatase and anti-estrogen activity). Masteron serves as a very poor mass builder with its moderate anabolic strength rating. It is best utilized stacked with other compounds, as Masteron itself is not that much stronger than Testosterone , and in some cases may be weaker. However, when stacked with Testosterone or any other anabolic steroids, it serves to contribute a couple of amazing features to any cycle that makes the other compounds it is stacked with more powerful.