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The Effect of steroids on the Body and Health In the world of sports it is not rare to see athletes give their hearts and soul for the love of the game From sunrise to sundown they practice everyday to perfect their game Then there are those who take an alternative route Now athletes are taking performance enhancers such as creatine androstenedione and worst of all anabolic steroids Steroids are chemicals that act like hormones substances in your body that regulate bodily functions Anabolic steroids are the ones that are abused to build muscle mass or to make your workout longer They are chemicals of artificial testosterone which is a male hormone With higher testosterone you can have more physique and body hair and a deeper voice It mainly started in the 50s when some athletes were juicing up for training purposes but now you will find all sorts of athletes using this drug From high school to professional sports a lot of athlete using steroids Even though it is illegal there are over one million steroid users Five percent of male and two percent of female high school students are using steroids Why take steroids if you already know that it is not good for you Most of the steroid users are injecting for better performance and the strength for their sports but other users are simply juicing to build more muscle mass or to look better physically The other effect of steroids is the damage to the inside of your body Taking steroids is a big threat to your health You can have severe acne genital changes water retention and yellowing eyes and skin deformation Its not only your appearance that could be at risk but it also leads to other problems There are coronary artery diseases ligament injuries high blood pressure and changes in your cholesterol level sterility and liver diseases For males you can develop breasts kidney
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