Drug abuse and addiction / Category / Emile Du Toit / May 5th 2014
The adrenal glands in your body make several different types of steroids. These steroids include the following:
Current legitimate medical uses are limited to certain kinds of anemia, severe burns and some types of breast cancer.
They are often used illegally by body-builders and athletes. Taken in combination with a program of muscle-building exercise and diet, anabolic steroids contribute to increases in body weight and muscular strength.
Steroid users subject themselves to more than 70 side effects ranging in severity from acne to liver cancer.
The liver and cardiovascular systems are most seriously affected by steroid use. In men the use of anabolic steroids can cause withered testicles, sterility and impotence. Anabolic steroid use in women can lead to irreversible masculine traits together with breast reduction and sterility.
Psychological effects in both genders include depression as well as extremely aggressive behavior known as ‘roid rage’. While some side effects appear quickly, others such as heart attacks and strokes may not show up for years.
Signs of steroid use include the following:
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