Assignment On Steroids

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"Steroids", its a familiar word with typically negative effects. No doubt you have heard about athletes and many other people who use them and most often abuse them. It makes me wonder why people take them, but of course everyone wants to look and feel great. Steroids are a group of hormones with similar chemical structures. Your adrenal glands, located on top of your kidneys, and your reproductive organs secrete dozens of these hormones. Yet people still take steroids to produce even more. Steroids help control your metabolism, inflammation, immune function, salt and water balance, development of sexual characteristics and your ability to withstand the stress of illness and injury. The ster ...view middle of the document...

The steroids are said to stimulate a build up of the body by synthesizing protein for muscle growth and tissue repair. Steroids have become a major problem with people in the sports fields. Some National Football League players estimate that about 90% of their peers use anabolic steroids. High School students and young adults are the ones at the highest risk for steroid abuse. There are many ways people take steroids they range from; injections, or orally. Many athletes take them all in advance rather then continuously , which is called cycling . In addition users usually combine several different types of steroids to maximize their effectiveness while minimizing the process , which is known as "stacking". Many reports indicate that the use of anabolic steroids produces/increases then lean muscle mass. There are many health hazards from taking steroids, such as: reducing the amount of naturally produced testosterone and perhaps other.... hormones during the steroid use.Regulating hormonal levels by overworking the liver to remove the excess....testosterone from the body. Other complications include: stunting natural.....growth, possible cancer, liver tumors, increase in blood pressure , testicular atrophy, ......prostate blockage gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea, and headaches. In addition to direct health consequences, the use of steroids has created an ethical issue for all who compete in athletics. Since 1976 steroids have been banned by the International Olympic Committee. Since then several winners have been stripped of their metals. In my opinion if people want to or take steroids then they should know the effects on the body it has.


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