You will be surprised by the number of people who take steroids nowadays. Personally I am against steroid taking and I believe that anyone who uses them is just lazy. If you want to be a real body builder do it the natural way and you will enjoy the victory, as they say the harder the battle the sweeter the victory.
If you decide to use them you are just exposing yourself to various risky situations, both legal wise and health wise.
Oops forgive me for crossing the bridge too soon without explaining what steroids are in the first place. Steroids can be described simply as strength enhancing drugs which are normally taken by body builders who want to lift heavier weights than they naturally would be able to handle if they were not on steroids. Steroids are normally categorized as anabolic steroids and corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are very common as many doctors usually prescribe them to patients who have body inflammations. An example of corticosteroid drug is cortisone which is used on patients with conditions like asthma and lupus. They are not very dangerous provided the person taking it is following the prescription and not abusing it.
Anabolic steroids also known as androgenic steroids are synthetic hormones which when taken enhances the body of the person using it to produce more muscles and prevent their breakdown. Athletes use them to better their performance, be it swimming faster, running faster, jumping higher, or lifting heavier weights, whichever the case may is they will be able to endure more.
You should be very cautious when using this type of steroid because they are usually illegal in many countries or states. There use is also prohibited in many international sports and some athletes have been banned from competing because they tested positive to using steroids.
The chemical structure found in anabolic steroids resembles the male sex hormone referred to as testosterone. This sex hormone is used to develop male physical characteristics which include; facial hair, deep voice, increase in muscle mass, and when it comes to male puberty development it has a major part to contribute.
If absorbed in the blood stream anabolic steroids will help in the development of the body muscle tissues.
Despite the fact that taking them will enhance your performance be it body building or athletics the various side effects which come along with it are not worth it. Some of them are listed below; Stunted growth, breast development in males, low sexual drive in men, decrease in size of male testicles, it can also cause infertility, it can cause irreversible stretch marks, can lead to acnes, it can lead to hear abnormalities, can cause muscle aches, can lead to baldness, can cause liver tumors. In females it can make them exhibit male characteristics such as talking with a deep voice, growth of facial hair, and even walking like a man. It also leads to enlargement of the clitoris.
If you put all this into consideration is it really worth it to use them?