As we discussed above, Dianabol carries a strong aromatizing nature, and is a C17-aa anabolic steroid; as such, its side-effects will revolve around these factors. As an aromatizing steroid, this means there can be a testosterone to estrogen conversion, and if estrogen levels go to high it can lead to some complications. When estrogen levels increase, the hormone can attach to the receptors and cause gynecomastia (male-breast enlargement) and it can also promote excess water retention and high blood pressure; Dbol is notorious for promoting high blood pressure. Needless to say, if you already suffer from high blood pressure you should not touch this steroid, but if it's healthy you'll need to ensure it stays this way. For this reason, in-order to combat and avoid these estrogenic side-effects of Dbol, the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) is often advised. It shouldn't be too hard to see how this can help; after all, an AI inhibits aromatase, but it goes a step further by reducing the body's total estrogen levels. Of course, and this cannot be overstressed, you must keep your doses at a responsible level; most will need at least 20mg per day for any anabolic promotion, with a maximum dosing of 50mg per day. It should be noted; if you've never used this steroid before, you should not start with a high end dose; start low and see how you respond.
This can be countered to an extent. You can increase the dosage towards the middle and later parts of taking it to increase the positive effects. You can also take a period of time away from the drug, cycling off for a bit to give your body time to recover before getting back to it again. Be aware that the more you take a day, the less results you will get added to through the additional dosage. So for example, taking 50mg a day adds a lot. Adding 50mg a day improves the results, but not by much. Adding 50mg more for 150mg a day adds slightly more, but it is typically not worth the negative side effects to your health for only marginal improvements. Studies conducted on the drug helps to back up this assertion, postulating that 100mgs/day is perfect for Anadrol cycling.