Anabolic steroids are medications that mimic the effects of testosterone in the body. Their effects can be divided into two types: anabolic – promotes an increase in muscle mass, and androgenic – develops and enhances male sexual characteristics.
Anabolic steroids: from medical drugs to banned doping drugs
In Israel, anabolic steroids can be prescribed by a doctor, for example, in cases of hypogonadism, but they are prohibited in bodybuilding and athletic enhancement. In the US, oversight of anabolic drugs has been implemented. Here you can ordering steroids online safe.
The dangers of using steroids in sports and bodybuilding
The misuse of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances is known primarily in competitive sports. However, the circle of people who take these substances is much wider. Young people and teenagers use them for bodybuilding, improving appearance and improving athletic performance, both in competition and in regular sports. Nearly 2/3 of the people using steroids in the US are non-competitive bodybuilders. In bodybuilding, steroids are often taken in combination with prescription drugs and food supplements that affect the body in a variety of ways, increasing the risk of drug-drug reactions.
Bodybuilders can use medications along with anabolic steroids to mitigate side effects and enhance body performance and appearance. However, these self-medicating habits can lead to serious side effects and even sudden death in young people who are bodybuilding. There is a risk that these drugs, which are taken with anabolic steroids such as Clenbuterol and Tamoxifen, may be more dangerous to people’s health than the steroids themselves.
The dangers of anabolic steroids
- The use of anabolic steroids can cause many side effects that are dangerous and may be irreversible. Among them are listed:
- Liver and kidney disease, which can lead to hepatitis, kidney failure, bleeding in the liver, and even cancer.
- Skin problems (including acne), hair loss and milk production.
- Fertility and sexual dysfunction, decreased sexual desire and impotence, and hormonal disorders, including increased levels of the female sex hormone (estrogen) and impaired muscle tissue, can lead to obesity and muscle wasting.
- Behavioral disorders, including psychotic disorders and mania-depression, may also occur due to steroid use. The user may also exhibit aggressiveness and mental instability, referred to as “steroid rage”.
- Steroid use may also increase the risk of cancer, especially liver cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
Finally, even young and healthy people who have not previously suffered from diseases may experience hospitalization and even death as a result of the use of these drugs.