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Almost everybody who goes to thegym and works out thinks that steroids are associated with a lot of sideeffects and that they are somewhat legendary. This is a known fact and manyathletes can confirm this because their careers have failed due to use ofsteroids. The performances that are created due to the use of steroids developvery fast and this is the main reason why steroids are so commonly used andsteroid abuse occurs so often. By using steroids, an athlete is able to get shortbursts of great endurance and physical strength. But this can cause a lot ofproblems, unless you are using steroids due to a prescription from the doctor.Nevertheless, for some of its benefits medical workers are more than grateful,and the immune system suppression that occurs when a person takes steroids isone of them. This allows doctors to use certain medications that work only insuch situation. So you can see that there is another purpose of steroids.

Side Effects

Previous medical history and timeof the steroid abuse will determine the severity of the side effects. There areso many serious problems that can be developed if a person abuses steroids fora longer period of time, and sometimes they are even permanent and cannot becured. Some of them are psychiatric complications, physical characteristics ofmen appearing among women and vice versa, growth arrest among adolescents andothers. One of the mythical side effects of which there is no evidence is the rage.Kidney failure, liver tumors, strokes and premature heart attacks are broughtin connection with the steroid abuse as well. The use of infected needles whileusing steroids can lead to hepatitis, HIV and many other lethal diseases.Once a person starts to use supplements that are naturally produced by a humanbody, the body starts an automatic adjustment. This can be a problem if aperson uses steroids because it impairs the natural hormone production.Production of the testosterone and estrogen is mostly affected by this and manyhealth issues can come out from this situation. Chemicals, along with thesteroids, are produced by liver, and there are some indications that liver canbe damaged by the steroid abuse, although this is not scientifically confirmed.Reduction of the HDL cholesterol can happen due to the use of steroids but manythink that this is not a big problem, mostly because steroids increase the goodLDL cholesterol. Steroids can do this because they send the unused cholesterolto the liver where it is broken down, and this will protect the arteries.Another side effect of steroids is the development of male breast tissue, orgynecomastia, which occurs due to the high levels of estrogen. Steroids canalso develop acne issue or make it worse. Know that steroids create greateffects on natural functioning of the body and can lead to seriousdamage if used for a longer period of time.

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