There are many cases that steroids are taken illegally by so many people because it is primarily used by bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness “buffs” who claim steroids give them a competitive advantage and/or improve their physical performance. Also individuals in occupations requiring enhanced physical strength (body guards, construction workers, and law enforcement officers) are known to take these drugs. Steroids are purported to increase lean body mass, strength and aggressiveness.
Steroids are also believed to reduce recovery time between workouts, which makes it possible to train harder and thereby further improve strength and endurance. Some people who are not athletes also take steroids to increase their endurance, muscle size and strength, and reduce body fat which they believe improves personal appearance. This cause to illegal taking of steroid for some reasons that the athletes, bodybuilders, etc. are taking more than just one steroid if they are not contented for what they see the result or affect to their physical condition to them.
So they take more than just one steroid until their dosage becomes more higher and higher. If they continue doing so as time goes by it becomes very dangerous to their health that could lead in physical and mental illness to the one who abused it. The danger of this is that they may have a physiological disturbance like Mood swings (including manic-like symptoms leading to violence) ,Impaired judgment (stemming from tellings of invincibility),Depression, Nervousness, Extreme irritability Delusions ,Hostility and aggression.
It has also a physical side effects like High blood cholesterol levels – high blood cholesterol levels may lead to cardiovascular problems,Severe acne, Thinning of hair and baldness, Fluid retention, High blood pressure, Liver disorders (liver damage and jaundice). Steroids can affect fetal development during pregnancy, Risk of contracting HIV and other blood-borne diseases from sharing infected needles Sexual & reproductive disorders. The effects of steroids on teenagers are worse on teens than adults because the younger a person is, the more damaging drug abuse can be.
Physical development can change when body chemistry to any chemical that doesn’t help natural growth and development. Natural hormones make a teenager’s body mature into an adult body. Anabolic steroids are hormones that will alter the natural process. Hormone level adjustment caused by these drugs can create extreme physical, mental, and emotional changes, one very common physical effect in teens who abuse anabolic steroids is that it stunts your growth by causing the ends of bones to seal off and telling them to stop growing.
Almost seeing the news everyday about how athletes abuse steroids an a regular basis make a lot of people think they have no good effects in the medical world this is not true, steroids can be used safely when doctors prescribe these drugs to improve the health of patients suffering from rare diseases. The side effects and the lowest possible dosage is used safely within the instruction of the prescription, however when someone is using steroids to obtain huge muscles, massive dosage are required so now there is no safe use.
Some abusers of these drugs wrongly believe that if their doctor gives them a blood test now and then they are safe from the dangerous side effects. A blood test will not predict many of the most serious health risks. Plus since most steroids came from the black market a lot people don’t know if they are even buying steroids and just how pure they are. Recent evidence suggests that long-time steroid users and steroid abusers may experience the classic characteristics of addiction including cravings, difficulty in stopping steroid use and withdrawal symptoms.
Addiction is an extreme of dependency, which may be a psychological, if not physical, phenomena,” says Dr. Wadler. There is no question that when regular steroid users stop taking the drug they get withdrawal pains and if they start up again the pain goes away. They have difficulties stopping use even though they know it’s bad for them. The dangers of the psychological effects of taking steroids are aggressiveness and increased sexual desire.
Increased aggressiveness may be helpful for athletic training, but may also lead to violence outside the gym or the track. There are reports of violent criminal behavior in individuals taking steroids. Other psychological side effects of steroids are euphoria, confusion, sleeping disorders, pathological anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations. The withdrawal symptoms consist of aggressive, violent behavior mental depression with suicidal behavior, and mood changes.
There was one time i read a magazine about steroid effect in the body of fitness instructor. Once he has a huge and muscular body for the reason that he worked-out everyday and abuses the take of steroid to attain a perfect body, but after his late 40’s he stop taking steroid his body became slimmer and it is almost the skin and the bone that you can see to him, not only that he got so many disease that he is waiting for the right time for him to die.
In these situation there is still dangerous effect of steroid use even if there is a doctors prescription, it still have a serious effect in our physical and physiological health much as it was taken illegally. Source: www. healthmad. com/ www. deadiversion. usdoj. gov/ph, cosmopolitan magazine.