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"Anabolic Steroid Abuse By Young Bodybuilders"
Steroids are prescription-only medicines that are often misused for athletic and aesthetic reasons. Steroid abuse is a serious state that often goes unnoticed despite its serious consequences.
What are anabolic androgenic steroids?
Anabolic means the creation and building of muscles whereas androgenic refers to male characteristics. Therefore, anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) like Trenbolone tablets, Anavar pills, Anadrol pills are drugs that imitate the effects of testosterone on the body. These are the drugs that are so often abused. You may have also heard of corticosteroids which are what the doctor prescribes to reduce inflammation in the form of tablets, injections, lotions and inhalers. You may have encountered these steroids if you’ve had asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lupus, painful joints, multiple sclerosis or hives.Steroids are also referred to as gear, roids, juice and stackers.
What is a drug?
A drug is defined as ‘a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body’. Usually, medical steroids are used for hormone issues such as low testosterone, but they can also be used for anemia, muscle wasting diseases, and osteoporosis.
What are anabolic steroids side effects?
The most common side effect associated with AAS is virilization. This is where male characteristics such as hair growth on the chest, back and face, acne, and a deepening of the vocals chords start to appear in women. For this reason, women who want to be men (transgender) are often prescribed steroids to aid in the process. Gynaecomastia can also occur in men. Gynaecomastia is the enlargement of a man’s breasts a.k.a. man boobs or ‘moobs’. Water retention, acne, hair loss and body hair growth are also frequently experienced. The severity is dependent on both the steroid, the dosage and the individual’s genetics. Hair loss usually only happens if there is a history of male pattern baldness in the family.
When does it become abuse?
Unfortunately, the definition of steroid abuse is unclear compared to other addictions like alcohol abuse and hard drug abuse. With other addictions, there is an obvious mental change. Though you may hear of ‘roid rage’ there’s actually no evidence to support that this exists. In fact, most evidence suggests that it isn’t real. Different steroids affect the body in different ways. Some are used to slim you down and others bulk you up. Steroids aren’t a clear cut set of compounds.The law states that anabolic androgenic steroids are a Schedule III classified controlled substance. Any use whatsoever of steroids illegally is seen as steroid abuse. The only legal time you can take steroids is when they’re issued by a doctor. If you are not using steroids to treat a medical condition legally then it is often referred to as steroid abuse. Steroids can be extremely dangerous. If you’re considering taking them then you need to know firstly that it’s illegal and secondly that there are natural, more health-friendly ways of achieving the body you want. Yes, they may take longer but nothing worth having ever comes easy.