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Athletes today must make a choice to use performance-enhancing drugs steroids or face a competition at a disadvantage While some athletes may not bend to pressure to succeed a large number will Dr Gabe Mirken did a survey of more than 100 runners asking them the following question If you could take a pill that would guarantee youd win an Olympic gold medal but would kill you within the year would you take it The number of positive responses over 50 percent is very sobering Clark Not only are health factors of using steroids dangerous but the repercussions of sporting organizations equally punishable Athletes in college may lose up to one year of eligibility due to a positive test A high school student may face the possibility of expulsion and have to pay the high cost of drug treatment Professional athletes can face the loss of income due to positive tests and must face the criticism of public opinion Using anabolic steroids can cause life lasting side effects Anabolic steroids effect the users body and mind in an extreme matter Men and women at all ages must be aware of the danger resulting from this performance-enhancing drug This study will provide insight on the negative effects of anabolic steroids on the cardiovascular reproductive system liver and kidney as well as psychological behaviorSteroids are ingested into body in two different forms oral and injectible Oral is often preferred because the absence of a needle Also when taken in oral form a steroid must be filtered through the liver twice The injectible form of steroids is one of two bases water base or an oil base Water based steroids are less toxic to the kidneys but do not have the same potency of oil based Therefore larger amounts of water based steroids are taken for the same effect of an oil based Some of the possible health side effects of using anabolic steroids are alterations in
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