Anabolic androgenic steroids are basically synthetic testosterone that helps in building muscles and boost energy. It helps in the growth of male characteristics as well. Where androgenic steroid increases the male characteristics and sex hormones, there anabolic steroid helps in the growth of tissues, muscles and bones.
A steroid definitely gives positive results like –
- Muscles growth
- Increased strength
- Physical changes in body
However, any chemical action has an equal opposite reaction.
When the steroid is taken in high dosage for a longer time, it leads to certain side effects. Worse happens when they are stacked with other compound and used in wrong way. Side effects can happen only when they are injected in wrong way. If used under the supervision of a physician or a physical trainer, these steroids do provide numerous benefits.
Medically, some steroids treat problems like –
- Breast cancer
- Weight loss due to chronic disease
- Hormonal imbalance
- Delayed puberty
All these diseases develop secondary to steroid use.
They are either in the form of injections, pills, liquid or powder.
It has been confirmed by NIDA that often athletes and bodybuilders take extra dosage of steroids, which is never recommended and this leads to trouble in future. The more is the content in your body, the more is your trouble in resisting it.
Injecting too much of anabolic steroid, which are like testosterone, can cause, mental, physical and emotional side effects. Let’s discuss them one by one –
Mental and emotional effects
Steroids don’t affect brain directly, but influence the creation of dopamine which is in the brain. Parkinson’s patients are given steroids to overcome mental and nervous system disorder. Long time misuse of steroids can obstruct the pathways during the production of dopamine and serotonin. This puts an impact on mental and emotional health of a person.
There are always mild side effects in the human body, which goes away with course of time. This can be acne conditions or increase in hair growth on the body. Men, women and teenagers are impacted in different ways through a steroid. Excessive use can lead to problems in men like decrease in sperm count or reduction in sex drive. It is artificial testosterone, which is responsible for male characteristics, therefore when women inject steroids after a certain point, a few side effects like irregular menstrual cycle, deep voice and loss of hair can occur.
That is why FDA is very strict with the usage of steroid in any type. Whenever using of steroids tempts you, always think of all possible side effects.