Anabolic steroids are drugs derived from the male hormone testosterone. They promote muscle growth and increase lean body mass. Although anabolic steroids have many approved medical uses, some athletes and others seeking to improve performance and physical appearance abuse them. These nonmedical uses are illegal and carry many health hazards. There are many signs that one can look for in a person who is suspected of using Anabolic Steroids. There is dramatic gain in weight and muscle mass over a short period of time (NIDA September1997). Another is severe acne. Others could be water retention, baldness or hair loss, even in the worst cases severe and sometimes violent mo...
Steroids are something every single person has. All they are is hormones your body produces. Some peoples bodies produce more than others. When you hear of people taking steroids they are overwhelming their body with the drug. Steroids are usually taken for building muscle or to “get huge”. A lot of people don’t know they do a lot of harm to your body, and on top of that they are cheating. Steroids can cause severe acne, weaken tendons, or even cause osteoporosis. Steroids don’t sound that appealing anymore do they?
Steroids have been around for a long time and have affected many athletes and other people. Many people think that steroids improve athleticism, but all it does is mass produce the testosterone in the body (Steroid Use among High School Athletes). Steroids were introduced to the world in the 1980’s at the Olympics. There is not just one specific type of steroid, there are many different types. Every type of steroid affects different parts of the body. Steroids are used for many different reasons; some are to get better in sports, to be better than your competitor, or to just be strong. Athletics is the main place where steroid usage is noticed. Many athletes take it, hoping it makes them better than everyone else, or people take it to satisfy their selves. Many people think steroids are good for them, but in fact steroids tear apart the body.
...e by placing doubt in the skills of the players, and fans assume that home-runs are hit because of steroids, not because of skill. There are several reasons to continue the ban on performance-enhancing drugs: respect for the rules of sports, recognition of natural talents, and so on. I think it’s important to remember that athletes don't take these drugs to level the “playing field,” they do it to get an advantage. And if everyone else is doing what they're doing, then instead of taking 10 grams or 10 cc's or whatever it is, they'll take 20 or 30 or 40, and the vicious circle simply gets bigger. The end game will be an activity that is increasingly violent, extreme, and meaningless, practiced by a class of substance abusers. The use of performance-enhancing drugs is not accidental; it is planned and deliberate with the sole objective of getting an unfair advantage.
Imagine a drug that would turn anyone from a slim, slender, frail being to a masculine, bodybuilding physique, increasing strength and endurance to help boost performance level in any sport. Without knowing the side effects would you take this drug? This drug known as an anabolic androgenic steroid has been used by many professional athletes to help improve their performance level. Anabolic androgenic steroids are a synthetic derivative of the male hormone testosterone used to build muscle mass. The anabolic meaning muscle-building, effects help the body retain protein and the androgenic or masculinizing effects cause an increase in muscle mass and aggressiveness (“Steroids”). In the past couple of years steroid use in professional baseball has seen a dramatic increase. Anabolic steroids has forever changed the game of professional baseball, influencing players to take them to increase their playing potential but also destroying the bodies of the athletes; therefore, a mandatory drug test before every game should be enforced to keep this problem from rising.
What are anabolic steroids? “Anabolic steroids” is the street name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones or also referred to as testosterone. They promote the growth of skeletal muscle and the development of male sexual characteristics in both males and females. Anabolic steroids are commonly abused by professional athletes and Olympic athletes to enhance their performances. There are many reasons people abuse steroids and a few different ways to do so. Also, even though an athlete may win a World Series or an Olympic gold medal, there are very serious effects one can suffer from steroid abuse.
Certain steroids are useful and sometimes help patients with problems such as asthma. Those sorts of steroids are considered to be an anti-inflammatory type medication. Therefore in order to focus the subject, illegal steroids or steroids to enhance athletic performance will be referred as anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances associated to the male sex hormones. They stimulate the growth of skeletal muscle and the advancement of male type characteristics in both males and in females. “During the 1930s, scientists discovered that anabolic steroids could facilitate the growth of skeletal muscle in laboratory animals”(NIDA 1). This discovery later led to steroid abuse by body-builders, weightlifters...
...sports. While promoting the growth of male hormones and characteristics in the body, the steroids increase the body’s ability to build muscle and protein. There are legitimate purposes for anabolic steroids, but most steroids have a trend to be used in illegal activity, mainly in professional athletes.
When hearing about steroids it is usually about some Olympic gold medalist caught using the drugs however it is a common epidemic in the world of sports every day. Many people all over the world participate in the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in order to reach personal goals, win competition, some even use these drugs in hopes to change sexual orientation. As ...
Every year millions and millions of sports fan spend hours watching and following their favorite teams and players. Although there is something that could threaten their sports, that something would be steroids. Steroids are the biggest problem that sports has ever faced since the time sports were first invented. It is not that steroids changes the way that sports are played, but it causes an unfair advantage between athletes. The unfair advantage comes from the fact that steroids make you strong, faster and makes your reactions faster.
Twenty years ago, when I was a competing professional athlete, I spoke publicly of the frustration of feeling pressured to use anabolic steroids. I felt pressured to compete in an environment where I and many others believed there was an unbridled problem. I mentioned the prevalence of use in adolescents and commented on the training advantage using these drugs gave competitors. At that time, NFL management denied the extent of the problem and little was done. The NFL, to its credit, in 1987 started its non-punitive testing program and proclaimed it was considering random testing.
With all the lights and cameras, of course, athletes want more attention than the others and for them steroids is the answer. Steroids not only affect your body physically, but your brain emotionally and that’s why there is a higher risk than thought when it comes to the decision to use steroids or not. For your body, you are essentially quickening its deterioration and actually weakening it while you are trying to strengthen it. It’s a domino effect of future health problems. From
Do you know how many steroids are on earth today? Well there are numerous types of steroids. There are Anabolic steroids, Anadrol steroids, Halotestin steroids, but the two steroids present in your body are Corticosteroids and Anabolic steroids, which was said once before. There are many pros and cons that come upon when taking steroids such as high blood pressure, and different medical help as the cons. The pros are taking it for sports and weight training which gives you the advantage on other people. Basically steroids are good at enhancing you athletic capabilities but with every advantage there’s a disadvantage.