The Safety of Using Anabolic Steroids

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The Safety of Using Anabolic Steroids Even if you didn't have any or little knowledge of steroids and were asked this question, you would probably answer no. Why? Would it be because a high school kid somewhere in California died from taking them? Or would it be because you read it in Readers Digest? Many people think you are selling your soul to the devil when you take steroids. There is an incredible amount of myths, misinformation, and misconceptions about anabolic steroid use and their dangers. Although there are risks, most people are misinterpreting them. One of the biggest misconceptions about steroids is that it is a magic pill. A magic pill that will transform a 130 pound weakling into the hulk in a month. Steroids alone do not make muscles grow. They only aid in muscle growth. Steroids basically speed up muscle repair and slow down the body's natural tendency to break down muscle. Popular media has insinuated to the public about horror stories and the dangers. If they are so dangerous then why do doctors prescribe them? Why do pharmacies all over the planet still make them and sell them? To have an opinion on whether steroids are safe are not, it would help to know how they work and what responsibilities are needed when choosing to take them. Anabolic Steroids are a synthetic for of the naturally occurring hormone, testosterone. Anabolic steroids are used to promote accelerated muscle hypertrophy in both males and females. Hypertrophy describes the increase in size of muscle as the result of stress put upon the muscle. Muscles go through hypertrophy in order to adapt to the increased demands placed upon them to perform. This is the primary goal of weight training. Once steroids are ... ... middle of paper ... ...er what happens to him. No it is because they are beneficial. Most of the side effects that are experienced during use also happens during puberty. The more dangerous ones come from careless use. If some one takes steroids in safe doses in a limited amount of time, doesn't evidence show this is safe? Does the mild negative effects outweigh the positive for steroid use even though we use them for cosmetic reasons. I that steroids should be administered by a doctor who can monitor your health during use. This would give no body a reason to smuggle them. If informed about the risks and side effects of these drugs, why can't a person make a decision to use them cosmetically? Should we outlaw breast implants and other cosmetic procedures that involve risk? I guess all of the other countries are wrong for legalizing steroids and we, the United States, are right.

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