Side effects of Anabolic Steroids
If you are using anabolic steroids, you should be aware of a great number of negative side effects, which may be caused by them. Anabolic steroids are something really dangerous for health and freedom. Why for freedom, too? That’s just because they are illegal. Some people say that they were taking steroids for some period of time, and nothing happened. They just improved their physical characteristics, packed on muscles, became faster, and more masculine, and achieved sports victories. And all this has passed without any side effects. Do not believe those people.
The side effects of anabolic steroids always appear, only the time they become expressed and noticeable is different. Some people experience severe side effects of steroids after many years of stopping the use of them. For example, the use of steroids for extended time period may lead to trouble with reproductive system. Especially this concerns women. Young women using steroids also should be aware of deepening of their voice, sometimes irreversible changes in menstrual cycles, and abnormal enlargement of the clitoris. They may also gain the men’s appearance, like hair on the face or baldness. Baldness is a big trouble for woman (it is even worse than for men).
Many people using steroids become irritable, aggressive and violent. They have often mood swings, besides. People who are using steroids can be easily recognized by their behavior and appearance. The danger for parents is to miss the symptoms like worsening of acne or appearance of stretch marks (by the way, they may be irreversible). These symptoms, as well as muscle aches, abnormal growth of breast in male teens, and intense hair loss are the signs that teen uses steroids.
The impact of steroids is very serious. Here is a list of problems with health, which may be induced by uses of anabolic steroids:
- Abnormal enlargement of the heart muscle.
- Teen may stop growing too early.
- Liver tumors.
- Kidney failure.
- Imbalance of blood lipids.
The bottom line is that using steroids is against the low, and most of sports organizations do everything they can to exclude sportsmen using anabolic steroids from the teams, in order to make a possibility of healthy and honest competitions without cheating and damage to sportsmen health. The side effects and danger of anabolic steroids are worse than any potential benefit for sport achievements.