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What effects anabolic steroids can do to your body?

4:19 AM Jhon 1 Comments

Anabolic steroids; despite being illegal in sports many athletes still use it mainly for performance. There aren’t any known sports figures who died from anabolic steroids use but it doesn’t mean that the drug isn’t dangerous when overdosed.

Taking enhancement drugs isn’t really new to sports; in fact, it's been there for a long time and still is today. Below are some of the known sports that have people taking anabolic steroids?
  • Olympics 
  • National Football League (NFL) 
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) just to name a few

Who could’ve thought that a simple drug to treat asthma and inflammation isn’t really too simple after all. Despite knowing the dangers of anabolic steroids many athletes still take it. These drugs can cause serious health risk issues like heart disease, liver damage, stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure and even cancer. Its adverse reactions include nausea and vomiting, headaches, sleep problems, diarrhea, joints and tendon pains.

It can affect the:
  • Heart 
  • Imune system 
  • Liver 
  • Integumentary system 
  • Skeletal system 
  • Psychologocal

The problem that lies here; it’s always the dosage, the responsibility, the need and the performance.

Dosage: Even if we know the dosage that is good for us, if we want more power, speed up our muscles growth and sports drive to athletic performance, makes any prone athlete take more than the usual. If it's a championship would you take it? Your answer maybe "no" but for some people that a championship is everything, they would be tempted to take that extra pill to enhance their performance.

Responsibility: if that athlete has been taking anabolic steroids and there is now a greater need for his skills that can only be attained by taking more because of the pressure on the game, the fans, the coach and even his team mates, it’s just overwhelming and any person prone to these will certainly take another extra pill in order not to disappoint everybody.

Performance: In sports performance is everything, if you want to be known and for teams to retire your jersey you have to be the game changer. The athlete that can make a team, a superstar in their own right. Some people can have this without any help from enhancements but for people that can’t achieve it without it, they need it to stay relevant. It's not just because of performance, but because of it, an athlete can get a higher offer, more endorsements and such.

As an athlete, you should know that you can’t do it forever if you're taking it, either you get caught or disease gets the best of you. Stop the dosage, take responsibility and train more to increase your performance. Improved in a clean way unless you really do need to take that drug for your disease. Because the effects of your long-term use will catch up to you sooner than you think. It damages a lot of organs and maybe after you’re done with the sport instead of getting a good retirement, you get to spend your remaining days in the hospital, think about it.