Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscles, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking the drugs is unethical and dangerous. Using special drugs to boost an athlete’s performance is degrading to sports and to the athlete, but after they stop using the drugs and lose some strength, you become trapped in the steroid cycle. Steroids were developed in Europe around 1930 to treat undernourished and healing patients after surgery. Steroids are a synthetic version of the human hormone called testosterone.
Is there enough research to support the dramatic effects of steroids on sports performance and the side effects that could ultimately lead to a death sentence? Congress classifies anabolic steroids as controlled substances and report health risks as deadly to justify basis for legislation. Today, athletes using anabolic steroids have a more sophisticated pharmacological knowledge base for using steroids that they believe surpasses that of the vast majority of physicians. Therefore, there is a continual debate on whether athletes should be allowed to take steroids to enhance performance or endurance or appearance. Steroids are chemicals that act like hormones.
Physical appearance is just as important as being competitive to a lot of athletes, steroids will improve muscle tone and decrease body fat along with Dailey exercise, this alone draws in loads of steroid users. While performance enhancing drugs may benefit people physically they can also destroy the body. Some of the physical, mental, and emotional problems they cause may shock many. Performance enhancing drugs harm more than help you. Some of the effects of taking the drug are increased chances of Acne, Male pattern baldness, Liver Damage, and stunted gr... ... middle of paper ... ... for decades; people may say that the use of steroids has been nothing but a nuisance to the pro industry.
To start out, steroids raise the heart rate and while performing a difficult task, the heart is already beating fast. This raises the chance for a heart attack significantly. According to Chittom and Griswold, “In 1991, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed steroids controlled substances due to their associated health r... ... middle of paper ... ...able for the law of consumer fraud. Yes there are arguments over privacy issues, and there is a loss of privacy, but it is worth it with the amount of lives and increased health and safety of the athletes. Allowing mandatory drug testing in athletics will maintain the health and safety of the athletes, as well as preserve fair competition in the sport and even prevent consumer fraud.
First thing first, in order to change the entire rule of sports by allowing the presence of drugs in sports, the misconception about drugs should be clarified. Professional athletes know it requires a high amo... ... middle of paper ... ...trophic cardiomyopathy or heart malformations. Rather than thinking of the EPO will boost the ability of an athlete in cycling, how about we think the drug functions to treat the anemia? All in all, of all the reasons above, I believe the presence of drugs will bring sports to the whole new level. By correcting the misconception of the drugs, I believe people will see the significance of drugs in sports.
In life there are many factors to consider when faced with the option of using drugs to enhance your athletic capabilities. Is the game the addiction or the drug? Is it worth it? From my personal experience, no, it is not worth it. One of the very most important things to consider when using performance enhancing drugs are the health risks.
Today doping has come to a point where it is improved by many biological techniques and this had brought the WADA (world anti-doping agency) a real problem. The WADA gives grave punishments for athletes who are tested positive for doping, and sometimes these punishments may exceed the limit or causes an injustice, false accusation, and ruin ones carrier. Therefore doping should not be allowed in any sport circumstances. Doping, also considered as cheating is capable of enhancing the athlete?s performance and may result in different changes. It is the drug that enhances the performance and there are many different types of drugs depending on what type of sport.
Many athletes use caffeine to gain a competitive edge, is it worth the risk? When using caffeine, there are many inconvenient side effects. Caffeine can increase the risk of dehydration. Another more serious risk of pairing exercise and caffeine is the possibility of reaching too high of a heart rate. Using caffeine to boost your performance is unrealistic and inefficient.
The first section of the paper is going to explain the history and terminology on the study of anxiety in athletes. Next, this paper will show the results of numerous testing that has gone on in order to see the effects of anxiety in athletes. And the third and final section of this paper is going to explain what treatments that can help the athlete cope with the anxiety issues. History and Terminology The reasons that previous research on this subject has been hard to synthesize is because of numerous reasons, those including ‘methodological flaws’ such as lack of clear definitions and also lack of clear ‘theoretical construct.’ In the following section terms will be established for words that will be throughout this paper. Also, this section will provide an overview of theories that have been used to clarify the relationship between anxiety and performance in athletes.
Steroid use in sports can have undesired side effects, there are safer alternatives, and disrupt the normal development processes. Education, in its current form, isn´t changing the attitudes of high school players and at the elite level of high school and college, the players are getting significantly bigger through supplementation. Most players aren’t being properly educated on the subject of steroid use; so they can’t decide for themselves if steroids are truly worth it. Current studies show the pros and cons of taking steroids. Dr. Kayser states, “Furthermore, legalization of doping, we believe, would encourage more sensible, informed use of drugs in amateur sports, leading to an overall decline in the rate of health problems associated with doping.