About Anabolic Steroids
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Anabolic steroids are chemicals that resemble naturally produced hormones produced in the body. These steroids are widely used by athletes who want to build strong muscles. The anabolic steroids are generally used for certain hormone imbalances, muscle wasting diseases, cancer and endocrine disorders.
Anabolic steroids also have virilizing and androgenic properties, which are related to masculine characteristics. Anabolic steroids resemble sex hormone testosterone, which is found in the body. Anabolic steroids are known to have an impact on the testosterone, which helps in enhancing male characteristics and increase of muscle mass. Once the testosterone level in the blood is increased because of anabolic steroid, it stimulates muscle tissues.
Anabolic steroids are also administered in children who do not have proper growth. These steroids can promote bone growth and increase appetite. Anabolic steroids are also used to treat cancer. It helps in building the damaged muscles or tissues caused by cancer. It treats anemia by building up red blood cells.
Anabolic Steroids are illegal and can be bought only by prescription. If Anabolic steroids are used for a longer period, it can cause more damage to the health. Moreover, these damages may take years to appear.
It has been seen that anabolic steroids can affect the reproductive system. Men who continuously use anabolic steroid may have impotence problems, sperm reduction, and reduced size of testicle. In women, the anabolic steroid can lead to changes in menstrual cycles.
Anabolic steroids also lower the level of high-density lipoproteins or good cholesterol, which results in the increase of low-density lipoproteins or bad cholesterol. This shows that there is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
When using anabolic steroids, there is also a possibility of liver tumors.
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