Steroids may have Negative Effects as Well.
Steroids are a group of cogent compounds linked to the male sex hormone ‘testosterone’ that encourage muscle development and the growth of male sexual traits. Steroids are often recommended for the conditions like delayed puberty, impotency, and body-wasting in patients with AIDS.
Steroids are available in many forms including tablet, liquid, gel, and cream. Steroids are highly abused drugs nowadays. Often they are used sports persons and others to boost up their performance levels as well as physical appearance. Steroid abusers usually take large doses of steroids, which are ten to hundred times higher as compared to those taken for relieving medical conditions.
Cyclists, body builders, long-distance runners and various other sportspersons who claim that steroids provide them spirited benefits and/or perk up their bodily looks, make use of these drugs illegitimately. There are many steroid effects that may have dangerous consequences that may lead to death.
Steroid abusers take combination of two or more different steroid forms and mix oral steroids with injectable steroids. The process of mixing up oral steroids with injectables is termed as ‘stacking.’ Steroids are also used by youths for different cosmetic reasons. The steroids effects vary depending upon the type of drug, amount, period of use and individual sensitivity and response.
Some of the common steroid effects include high blood pressure, nausea, sleeping problems, joint pains, headaches, dizziness, muscle cramps, cancers, heart disease, stroke, harsh acne problem, early hair loss, diarrhea, yellow fever, urinary problems etc.
There are many steroid effects that results into serious health problems. Studies have shown that steroids use bring out enhancement in lean muscle mass, power, and capacity to train tougher and stronger. Lots of short-term steroid effects are reversible. The major steroid effects include fluid retention, liver tumors, and jaundice.
Researchers have revealed that users may go through paranoid jealousy, severe irritability, hallucinations, and impaired judgment stemming from feelings of invincibility. A lot of changes occur within the body, and may not be detected until it’s too late. Some of the steroid effects will vanish when steroid use discontinues, but some may not.
According to Yesalis (1998), “Although there has been an alleged small decline in the ranks of Division I male college athletes who use steroids, the number of women athletes who use steroids has grown, a worrisome fact because they are highly vulnerable to permanent damage.”
Youths as well as sport persons should have proper knowledge of the steroid effects on their growth. Steroids, even in small dosages, have been shown to discontinue body growth.