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Effects Of Anabolic Steroids

The emergence of different health conditions is on the rise these days, mainly due to poor eating habits, environmental changes, and industrialization. Consequently, Health researchers and drug manufacturers are increasingly coming up with different types of drugs to meet the rising demand. Steroids are among the common drugs prescribed by medical practitioners to treat health conditions like Autoimmune diseases, Asthma, Arthritis, skin diseases and some types of cancer. It is imperative to note that corticosteroids differ from anabolic steroids in terms of their uses and Chemical composition.

Anabolic steroids were first developed in 1930 and legitimately prescribed to cure conditions like low testosterone levels, delayed puberty in boys as well as blood and bone disorders. During the same period, researchers discovered that anabolic steroids could aid in the development of skeletal muscle in animals during laboratory studies. This led to their abuse by athletes and body builders to enhance their muscles mass as well as improve their general performance during competitions. Thus, many countries like America and the United Kingdom has enlisted such as control drugs whereas athletic federations like IAAF have completely banned the use of these substances in athletes since they can alter the results of competition. In fact, before competitions, all participants are subjected to medical test and those found using them are automatically disqualified from international competitions until the drug is eliminated in the blood system.

The common health implications of non medical use of anabolic steroids are an addiction, psychiatric disorder, and cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, there are also other physical effects of anabolic steroids use in men such as breast development, shrunken testicles, baldness and severe acne. The common physical effects in women are hair loss, facial and body hair growth, a deeper voice and menses problems.

Normally, anabolic steroids are administered in the body either through tablets or injections or applied on some body parts as gels or creams. Many people who abuse these steroids are very conscious of their various health implications. However, to minimize such and improve the desired results, they observe a number of cautions. Cycling, Stacking and Pyramiding are the common terms used to describe these cautions. Cycling involves taking anabolic steroid injections for a given