Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Side Effects of Steroids

Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone and are used medically to promote tissue growth and storage of protein. It increases the size and strength of muscles and improves endurance. In sports, this past decade has been declared the Steroid Era because of the excessive use of steroids by professional athletes. Majority of people that favor record breaking and high quality entertainment, suggest that steroids usage is not a terrible thing. However, steroids can cause massive damage to the body, mind, and lives of those that use it.

Steroids can affect the body’s vital parts and cause complications in the body’s system. Physical side effects of steroids cause liver tumors, high blood pressure, heart problems, bone osteoporosis, hygiene problems concerning strong odors. Men shrinking of the testicles, reduced sperm count, infertility, developing of breast. Women grow facial hair, change in menstrual cycle, and a deepening of voice.

Steroids can also have a negative effect on the brain as well.
a. Paranoid jealously, extreme irritability, and impatience.
b. Impaired judgment stemming from a feeling of invincibility.
c. Extreme levels of aggression triggered those results in violence.

1 comment:

  1. Moderate steroid use, if it were legal, is usually safe for a healthy adult.

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