Dangers of Steroids


What are anabolic steroids? Steroids are steroidal androgens that include natural androgens like testosterone as well as synthetic substances that make your muscles grow. When taking these, they increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles. People who abuse anabolic steroids usually take them orally or inject them into the muscles. These doses may be 10 to 100 times higher than doses prescribed to treat medical conditions. Steroids can also be applied to the skin as a cream, gel, or patch.

There are many negative side effects of using anabolic steroids. Some range from short term to long term. Some short-term side effects include paranoia, unreasonable jealousy, extreme irritability, delusions, and impaired judgment. Long term effects include kidney problems or failure, liver damage, and an enlarged heart.

If you have a problem with steroids, there are many ways to help get clean. Some people found that behavioral therapy can be helpful. For other cases, patients have taken medicines to help treat symptoms of withdrawal and hormonal imbalance. Health care providers have prescribed anti-depressants to treat depression and pain medicines for headaches and muscle and joint pain.

The picture above shows a student, Tony Suarez, holding an anti-steroid sign.  If you or someone you know is using with steroids, call the steroid addiction recovery hotline at 1-888-503-3287; experienced and knowledgeable people are available to discuss signs of addiction or any questions you have about steroid abuse.

By: Hunter Meyer




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