What Are Steroids? And What Can They Do To You?

What Are Steroids? And What Can They Do To You?

Firstly What Are Steroids?

Anabolic steroids are a drug that mimic the use of testosterone in the body. They increase protein in muscle cells and bring on or enhance other masculine quality’s, such as vocal cords and hair growth. Steroids were created in the 1930′s and were only used by the medical profession to treat a number of illnesses such as delayed puberty and wasting diseases. Through this medical professors discovered that it was making lab rats grow more muscle mass. It has also been reported that Nazis experimented on soldiers with steroids to make them stronger and more aggressive for battle. This has never been proven though and is only a speculation. After the war steroids were starting to appear in the world of sport as it was discovered they could improve an athletes performance. In 1975 the Olympic committee banned the use of anabolic steroids. To this day there are over 100 different types of steroid.

Steroid Dangers

Below we will break down the dangers of steroid use in both men and woman as well as talk about the benefits of steroids. And then if you are thinking about taking steroids you can make your own well informed decision, but do you research first. This is only a brief explanation on the topic – to give you an idea.

The Dangers Of Steroids In Men

shrinking testicles
man boobs
prostate growth

The Dangers Of Steroids In Woman

decreased size in breasts
hair growth
deepened voice
irregular periods
enlarged clitoris

More Steroids Dangers

Injectable Steroids or Steroids pills have a strong psychological effect on both men and woman. The most common or well known being roid rage or increased aggressiveness that can lead to violence. Other psychological effects such as reckless behavior, psychosis, restlessness, depression and psychological addiction. Other steroid dangers are that it may weaken the heart. Although some study’s on the topic of steroids weakening the heart have a very strong argument to support the fact. Another big steroid danger is the effect they have on the kidneys. Steroids can seriously overwork the kidneys especially ones that are taken orally. In teenagers the steroids can cause the bones to fuse in effect stopping any growth at all. Which is worrying considering the amount of pumped up teenagers you see walking around these days. Also higher levels of bad cholesterol and lower levels of good cholesterol can be a problem.

The Benefits Of Steroids

Steroids rapidly increase muscle strength and protein synthesis in the body. Gains in strength that would normally take months can be attained in a matter of weeks, which is why they are so popular with bodybuilders especially beginners who don’t want wait months to start seeing gains.
Lot’s of bodybuilders take steroids before competitions so when they are depleting their bodies of fat and water they don’t lose their size and muscle mass. Steroids give the ability to work out for longer and with more intensity and also allow you to recover quicker. Meaning more time and more trips to the gym without going into a negative nitrogen balance which is when you will lose muscle mass.
So it’s up to you to decide. For me it’s a no brainier i don’t want to spend the next ten years ranting and raving at family and friends and then die of a heart attack aged 43 just to get big quick but i’ll let you decide.

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