Then there are the cardiovascular problems. Because of the way they affect heart cells, anabolic steroids can cause chronic high blood pressure, as well as enlargement of the heart. Your cholesterol levels also get thrown out of balance, since your steroid-saturated body is producing more LDL cholesterol and less HDL cholesterol , which is the opposite of what the American Heart Association recommends. The hormonal effects of steroid use also increase your risk of prostate cancer (if you’re male) and can cause kidney and liver damage.
Creatine supplement use has not been associated with triceps rupture. Triceps ruptures have been reported in weightlifters who bench press heavy weight, use anabolic steroids, have a history of local steroid injections to the triceps tendon, patients with renal osteodystrophy, and with use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Rettig reviews the risk factors associated with triceps rupture as described above.
Sollender at al and Stannard et al presented cases of triceps tendon ruptures in weightlifters who used anabolic steroids or had numerous local steroid injections.
Khaliq and Zhanell reviewed fluoroquinolone tendon injury and reported two cases of triceps rupture.