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Steroids The Easy Way To Destruction Athletes use of steroids is very popular these days but even though steroids do produce quick gains in muscle size they also have some very serious side effects After long-term use steroids can cause a change in behavior a decrease in the bodys natural hormone production and most seriously of all addiction One very noticeable characteristic of steroids use is a great chance in the behavior of the user The major behavioral change is an uncontrollable aggression in the form most often of the users becoming foul-mouthed obnoxious hot-tempered and impatient The person using steroids may also suffer terrific mood swings One moment he will be on a high feeling great and the next he will be on a low with aches and pains and a bloated feeling Probably the worst feeling however come when the person decides to quit Quitting produces great depression because all of a sudden the user sees his body shrinking and growing weaker every day Because of the aggression and mood swings produced while on steroids and the depression caused after quitting steroids are very damaging psychologically to most users Steroids produce fast gains in muscularity and body size because they take over the bodys hormone system According to Joe Weider publisher and editor of many bodybuilding health and fitness magazines When an athlete takes steroids his bodys own production of muscle building hormones is cut off Those athletes who have taken the drug shortcut eventually are passed by because their body can no longer function in a normal way Some athletes take steroids for so long that when they quit the testosterone level in their bodies is so low that they develop feminine characteristics such as the enlargement of breast tissues Taking steroids is the easy way toward the goal of quick gains in muscularity and body size but in reality users are damaging the bodys natural hormone balance which
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