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Title: Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic Steroids
  • The Negative Effects of Anabolic Steroids

Why Use Anabolic Steroids
  • Most users of steroids start using the drug to
    enhance size and athletic abilities.
  • Most users start because of the influence of
  • Users are not usually informed properly are
    believe that the side effects will not effect

Who Typically Use Steroids
  • There are usually two different types of people
    who use anabolic steroids. One are young kids
    between the ages of 13-23. The others are
    typically bodybuilders.
  • Kids that use the drug at these ages are usually
    trying to increase there size for sports.

  • These kids are sometimes influence by there
    piers or their favorite player in a certain
  • Studies show that 20 of kids use between
    8th-12th grade. In a study by the NIDA most of
    these students said that there reason for using
    steroids were solely for sports and to increase
    size and ability.

Side Effects
  • Anabolic steroids have many side effects both in
    men and women users.
  • In men side effects acne, balding, high
    cholesterol, and trembles.
  • There are also sexual side effects that come
    with the use of steroids such as shrinking of
    testicles, reduced sperm count, and in some cases
    development of brest.

Side Effects Continued
  • Women also have side effects from the use of
  • In most cases these are the most common side
    effects growth of facial hair, male-pattern
    baldness, changes in or cessation of the
    menstrual cycle, deepened voice.
  • Women that use steroids also increase their
    chances for breast cancer.

Types of Steroids
  • There are many types of drugs that fall into the
    categories of steroids that help enhance size and
  • Andrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) Athletes
    take this hormone to speed up the repair of torn
    tissues. It can cause insomnia, bone loss,
    stomach problems, and high blood pressure.

Types of Steroids Continued
  • Erythrropoietin (EPO) Add red blood cells to the
    blood, which provides more oxygen to the body's
    cells. Using EPO is called "blood doping." Side
    effects include blood clots, muscle tremors, high
    blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
  • Human growth hormone (HGH) This drug stimulates
    muscle and bone growth. It enables athletes to
    train harder and longer. HGH is used
    predominantly by bodybuilders. Side effects
    include excessive bone growth in the face hands
    and feet.

Different Ways Two Use
  • There are two different ways to use anabolic
    steroids. Threw the mouth oraly or injection.
  • If Steroids are taken orally the drug effects
    the liver more than if it was injected.
  • Orally also causes more tumors on vital organ
    than if it is injected.

  • Although steroids do what they are intended by
    making the user bigger, faster, and stronger,
    the sid effects are deadly.
  • We need to educate young people so so they do
    not think that the side effects want hurt them.