What are Steroids
What are Steroids. Also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), are synthetic versions of the hormone testosterone. They are commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders to enhance muscle mass, strength, and performance. Steroids can be taken orally or injected into the muscles.
While steroids can have some medical uses, such as treating hormonal imbalances or certain types of anemia, their use for athletic purposes is considered illegal and can have serious health consequences.
Long-term use of steroids can lead to a range of physical and psychological side effects, including:
- Increased risk of heart disease and stroke
- Liver damage and tumours
- Kidney damage
- Acne and other skin problems
- Mood swings and aggression
- Depression and anxiety
- Male-pattern baldness
- Infertility and reduced sperm count
- Breast enlargement in men
- Irregular menstrual cycles and infertility in women
Steroids can also be addictive, leading to dependence and withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped.
Treatment for steroid abuse may include behavioural therapy, counselling, and medication-assisted treatment. It is important to seek professional help from a healthcare provider or addiction specialist if you or someone you know is struggling with steroid abuse.
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They are man-made substances closely linked to the male hormone testosterone. These drugs are available by prescription only to treat certain medical conditions. They are only safe for use when taken under a doctor’s care and supervision. Abuse of steroids — often in an attempt to gain more muscle mass — can lead to serious health problems, some of which are irreversible. Many of the major effects of steroid abuse can occur due to hormone imbalances in the body. In males, adverse effects may include shrinking of the testicles and breast development. In females, adverse effects may include growth of facial hair, menstrual changes and deepened voice. Additionally, can make you hostile, violent, and angry for no reason. You can experience uncontrollable outbursts of frustration and combativeness often referred to as ‘roid rage.’
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