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Facts You Need To Know About Steroids

To be on the safe side, you need to at least gather some facts about steroids before you decide on whether or not you will use them. Like everything in life, they too have some pros and cons. With the pressure people get from watching the stereotypes created by the media it is no wonder that people turn to using steroids so as to get a wonderful body.

So what exactly are steroids?

They fall under two classifications, which are anabolic and corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are normally prescribed by doctors to treat inflammatory ailments in the body. They are quite helpful in controlling asthma. They are very different from anabolic steroids and don’t get enough media coverage even if they are used by athletes.

Anabolic steroids on the other hand are synthetic proteins that boost a person’s body capability of producing muscles and preventing breakdown. In most sports they are forbidden by the regulatory bodies and could lead to the banning of a person who is caught using them.

If a bodybuilder uses anabolic steroids, it could make him acquire more muscles at a faster rate than if he was using natural proteins. This is one of the primary reasons why people start using them in the first place. You should be very careful in using them because they could lead to very serious medical complications.

How do they function?

Anabolic steroids have a chemical structure which is very similar to the body’s natural sex hormone i.e. testosterone. Testosterone hormone is responsible for the production of the male characteristics such as growth of beards, having a coarse voice and increase in body muscle mass. The latter effect is the reason why many bodybuilders start using them. It should however be noted that if the level of testosterone in the body is too high, it can affect the body negatively.

The harmful effect of anabolic steroids

Anabolic steroids pose two threats to a person who is using them: they are prohibited and illegal in many states, and also endanger a person’s health if misused. It is not a must for the health problems to be immediate.

The side effect of using steroids affects both male and females. In males, they might experience the following side effects; decrease size of the testicles, low libido and sperm count, and can cause impotence as the end result. It can also make their breasts to become bigger. The muscles in the heart can also increase in size abnormally. A person may also experience liver tumors.

Females who take steroids may experience the following side effects; disruption of the menstrual cycle and can lead to infertility in the long run. It can also lead to the clitoris enlargement, which will create difficulties when copulating. It can also make a woman to talk with a deep voice and exhibit other male physical characteristics. It can lead to the formation of acne on the face, which is every woman’s worst nightmare.

If you factor in all this side effects, you will see that taking them is not worth it.

A seasoned fitness enthusiast and advocate for informed choices, our blog author brings a wealth of knowledge about anabolic steroids. Committed to providing reliable and unbiased information, the author empowers readers to navigate the complexities of these substances for educational purposes, fostering a safer and more informed fitness community.
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