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Steroids

 

HISTORY:

The used of steroids in athletics is generally attributed to the Soviet weight lifting team in the early 1950's.  Although steroid use among athletes was common for quite some time, it was not until the 1988 Olympics that the problem became so well known or publicized.  This is when Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for steroids.

INFORMATION:

Anabolic-androgenic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. "Anabolic" refers to muscle-building, and "androgenic" refers to increased masculine characteristics. "Steroids" refers to the class of drugs. These drugs are available legally only by prescription, to treat conditions that occur when the body produces abnormally low amounts of testosterone, such as delayed puberty and some types of impotence. They are also used to treat body wasting in patients with AIDS and other diseases that result in loss of lean muscle mass. Abuse of anabolic steroids, however, can lead to serious health problems, some irreversible.

Today, athletes and others abuse anabolic steroids to enhance performance and also to improve physical appearance. Anabolic steroids are taken orally or injected, typically in cycles of weeks or months (referred to as "cycling"), rather than continuously. Cycling involves taking multiple doses of steroids over a specific period of time, stopping for a period, and starting again. In addition, users often combine several different types of steroids to maximize their effectiveness while minimizing negative effects (referred to as "stacking").

Physical side effects:

Cancer
Liver Damage
Feminizing effects in males (growth of breast tissue)
Male attributes in females (deepening of voice, excessive hair growth)
Enlarged clitoris
Shrunken testicles
Limb loss
Heart disease/heart attacks
Physical addiction
HIV/AIDS from the sharing of needles
Reduced sperm count
Impotence
Infertility
Baldness
Pain and difficulty urinating
Enlarged prostate
Baldness
Smaller Breast in women
Menstrual cycle stops
Adolescents experience premature closure of the growth plates (stunted growth)
 

STREET NAMES:

Anabolic steroids, androgens, hormones, juice, roids, steroids, vitamins and product.
 


                                       







 

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