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The dangerous side effects of anabolic steroids

Updated on May 10, 2011

Many athletes have been involved in controversies for using anabolic steroids in the past few decades

Although anabolic steroids are scientifically proven to boost performance by stimulating bone growth especially for weightlifters, still, using it would disqualify one from sporting events.For one, the improved performance of an athlete should be normally induced and that does not include using anabolic steroids. Also,side effects of anabolic steroids are not to be taken lightly. A lot of people who have tried anabolic steroids often get addicted to it since it increases their physical performance. Sadly, these people do not understand that side effects of anabolic steroids are harmful to one’s health.


One of the usual side effects of anabolic steroids is elevated blood pressure

which can be bad for people who are already experiencing hypertension. It must be understood that some amount of physical activity usually increase blood pressure.Taking anabolic steroids would further raise it and would be a disadvantage already.Taking anabolic steroids would just aggravate the situation and would be a health risk then. Additionally, cholesterol levels can also drastically change resulting to an increase of LDL cholesterol which is actually the bad cholesterol according to a study made by Steve Tokar in 2006. His study was published by the University of California which revealed that liver damage and heart attack can be attributed to using anabolic steroids. It is very vital to know that LDL cholesterol is often linked with progression of coronary heart disease.

Thus, people with cardiovascular disease must be very aware of the side effects of anabolic steroids.Liver damage is another concern that pose as a risk when citing side effects of anabolic steroids. The main reason behind this is that steroids are often absorbed in the digestive system which adds a very heavy strain on the liver

There are also minor side effects of anabolic steroids such as acne and baldness

Acne is usually common among users of anabolic steroids since the increased testosterone levels can trigger sebaceous glands.Similarly, the conversion of testosterone can also be responsible for premature baldness not only among men but female users as well. Indeed, physical changes that are unpleasant are common side effects of anabolic steroids. However, psychological changes such as increased aggression and mania have been established as side effects of anabolic steroids according to CNS drugs review in 2005.

In short, if you want to take anabolic steroids you must be ready for the consequences.

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