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Title: Steroids


1
Steroids
  • The Dangers of
  • Anabolic Steroids

By Kerry ODonnell
2
Anabolic Steroids
  • are powerful drugs that many people take in high
    doses to boost athletic performance.
  • increase body mass by acting like the body's
    natural male hormone, testosterone.

3
Steroids are also known as
  • Roids
  • Juice
  • Hype
  • Pump
  • Sauce
  • Sloop
  • Product

4
Steroids have been found in
  • both athletes and non-athletes at the college
    level, high school level, middle school level
  • Olympic and professional sports
  • sports that rely on endurance track-and-field
    and swimming

5
Steroids have been found in(cont.)
  • sports that rely on strength and size football,
    wrestling, or baseball
  • weight training or bodybuilding

6
Steroids can be taken
  • By needle injection
  • In pill form

7
Serious health problems include
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • cancers
  • stroke/blood clots
  • liver damage
  • risk of ligament and tendon injuries
  • severe acne
  • baldness
  • sleep disorders

8
Steroid use in males results in
  • impotence or reduced sperm count
  • enlarged prostate
  • shrinking of the testicles
  • increased nipple and breast size
  • the body produces less of its own testosterone

9
Steroid use in females results in
  • reduced breast size
  • increased facial and body hair
  • deepened voice
  • menstrual problems

10
Emotional side effects include
  • aggressive behavior and violence
  • (aka roid rage)
  • mood swings
  • hallucinations/paranoia
  • anxiety/panic attacks
  • depression

11
Are the results worth the risk?
  • Steroids do not necessarily make someone a better
    athlete.
  • They do not improve
  • skill or agility.
  • In the end, the damage
  • that they cause
  • outweighs the good.

12
Safe Alternatives
  • maintain a healthy diet
  • good sleeping habits
  • set realistic goals
  • play smart and safe safety gear and appropriate
    equipment
  • get a trainer or someone to oversee you and push
    you!
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