Dangers Associated With Anabolic Steroids
This term refers to the process of building up.
Steroids are called anabolic because they build
up your muscles.
It is a fact that today's bodybuilding arena
is influenced by the use of anabolic steroids.
The trend has become more and more apparent over
the years. The use and abuse has become so wide
spread that we can no longer afford to ignore
the topic. Whether you feel strongly for or against
the use of steroids is your own decision. However
before making any decision it is your responsibility
to fully educate yourself with the facts. Here
is an analogy.
A parent may not feel comfortable
talking to their kids about sex for the first
time but they can't continue to avoid the topic.
Simply because a parent talks to their children
about sex doesn't mean that they want them to
go out and have sex. Instead they are hoping that
with the proper information they will be able
to make an educated decision.
Until you can put yourself in someone else's
position it is tough to know why they make the
decisions they do. For example, if you are pro
athlete and you have the opportunity to extend
your career, or compete for a starting position
perhaps you may be more likely to consider the
alternative. You may call this an unfair advantage
or cheating but where do we draw the line. People
that use bodybuilding supplements have an unfair
advantage over those that chose not to use them.
Does that mean they are cheating as well?
a very gray area and there doesn't seem to be
a clear-cut right or wrong answers to many of
the questions we ask ourselves. In some countries
it is legal to take steroids. Does that mean it's
ethically okay to use steroids in certain countries
and not others? One could argue yes to that question.
In the United States Steroids are illegal therefore
it would be wrong to take them here. The debate
could go on and on and I'm sure it will for many
years to come.
One thing you can do is educate yourself about
the possible dangers of steroid use. Most of the
benefits are commonly known so this article will
discuss the other side of the coin.
Dangers of Steroids
When prescribed and used correctly, steroids
can be very beneficial for many people. Steroids
are often used to control asthma or to improve
the health of people with auto-immune disorders.
When used without the supervision of a physician,
steroids can be very dangerous substances that
cause many mental and physical health problems.
Understanding the risks involved with using steroids
can be helpful in deciding whether or not to proceed
with this dangerous habit.
There are two major types of steroids that can
be taken by people looking to increase their muscle
mass and enhance their athletic performance. Anabolic
steroids are synthetic hormones that are very
close to the real hormones produced by the body.
The most powerful one is testosterone. There are
also steroidal supplements that contain DHEA and
androstenedione. These steroids and supplements
have become popular because they can help increase
muscle mass by affecting the body the way that
natural testosterone affects the body.