Effects of Steroids on the Human Body

Essay by shaanHigh School, 10th gradeA+, September 2006

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Anabolic steroids are synthetic chemicals mimicking testosterone, and are used to aid muscle growth and athletic performance. They are used legally by doctors to treat certain medical conditions, despite the fact that there are known harmful effects. It is estimated that more than 1 million athletes are or have taken steroids. Recently, in the last 10-15 years, there have been international scandals during the Olympics concerning the illegal use of steroids.

Steroids affect men and women in different ways. When men take steroids, it results in stunted growth, decreased size of testes, aggression, and baldness on top of other effects. When women decide to take steroids, the result in physical appearance is similar to men, but the overall effects are much different. Women can develop a deeper voice, bloating, rapid weight gain, facial hair, and disrupted menstrual cycle.

Roid rage is a common known effect of steroid abuse. Roid rage mostly comes from high doses.

This can lead to rape, violent crime, and assault.

To conclude, steroids effect the body in many unwanted ways. Prolonged use of steroids can cause many health issues including liver problems. Steroid use is a cultural product of needing to be the very best no matter what the consequences. Steroids are not good for anyone with any body type, period. Stay away from the juice, it will only make you weaker in the long run.