The Simple Facts Most People Ignore About Steroids
Simply put, anabolic steroids are dangerous. Simpler still they are a double-edged sword, one that is an illegal indulgence and also one that irreparably damages a person's health. Steroids used in especially large doses over a long duration, cause character and health problems that only appear too late when the user is already an addict.
In the short term, anabolic steroids help in building well-toned muscle. They improve physical performance, especially for athletes. Yet this seemingly colorful side of steroids can not override the potentially deadly side effects that follow suit. The negatives of steroid abuse need no exaggeration because by themselves they are threatening enough.
For starters, prolonged steroid abuse eventually affects negatively, the reproductive system. Male users of steroids suffer impotence, reduce the sperm count of their testicle's produce and even greatly reduce their testicle size.
On the other hand, female users of anabolic steroids experience grave anomalies in their menstrual cycles. This is primarily because anabolic steroids used for a long period disrupt maturation and release of monthly ova from the ovaries. In most instances, the menstrual cycle disruption develops into long-term fertility problems.
The problem is coupled if the male and female partners are both steroid users. For them, they can only but dream about parentage.
The devastating negative effects of steroid abuse can only be summarized but not underscored. When taken for an extended and regular period, anabolic steroids cause stunted growth, especially in teens. This results from steroid chemical contents to amplify bones to maturity and development such that they grow too fast too soon. The bones then abruptly and stop growing any more when the teenagers ought to keep developing.
Steroids users have been observed to have an unusually high rate of liver tumors and perpetually developing acne. They have abnormally enlarged heart muscles in almost all cases observed with severe blood lipid anomalies. Both of these steroid-induced variations contribute to high chances of heart disease occurrence.
Like a teasing bride, where steroids had given false confidence and seem of strength and ability, it changes to violent, extremely aggressive behavior patterns and irregular unexplainable mood changes. Further the advantage, where steroids may have helped attain good looks, it alters that benefit to increased breast size in most men especially teens causes ugly and irreversible skin stretch marks while also increasing the occurrence of loss resulting in frequent cases of baldness in males. All these are most often accompanied by constant muscle aches during and after exercises.