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Title: Anabolic Steroids


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Anabolic Steroids
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  • The strongest thing I can put into my body is
    steak and eggs. I just eat, I am not a supplement
    guy. Steroids are not even a thought.
  • -Jim Thorne

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  • "I don't know if steroids are going to help you
    in baseball. I just don't believe it. I don't
    believe steroids can help eye-hand coordination
    and technically hit a baseball."
  • -Barry Bonds

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What are steroids?
  • -Chemicals that are based on the male hormone
    testosterone.
  • Steroids enter the bloodstream and make their way
    to muscles and organs.
  • They enter the cells and stimulate production of
    new proteins.
  • These proteins are responsible for the
    sought-after effects of steroids.

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The Brain and Steroids
  • -Steroids affect the hypothalamus and limbic
    system which control hormones.
  • -Use of steroids may result in low testosterone
    production in men.
  • -Results in cessation of menstruation in females.
  • -Affects memory and moods
  • -Impair learning and promote aggressiveness (ROID
    RAGE)

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Medical Uses
  • -Anemia
  • -Kidney problems
  • -Burns
  • -Breast Cancer
  • -Asthma

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Teens and Steroids
  • -Many teens are unhappy with their developing
    body and look to improve their appearance
  • -The results of steroids are fast and dramatic

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Teens and Steroids
  • -Because teen bodies are still developing, your
    bodies are at greater risks for damage.
  • -Puberty is typically accompanied by mood swings,
    steroids exacerbates them.
  • -Puberty (testicle shrinkage)-Your body thinks
    that it is producing too much testosterone so it
    stops natural production.
  • -Stunted growth (growth plates)

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If they are illegal, how do people get them?
  • -Legally steroids are only available with
    doctor's permission.
  • -Most steroids are from illegal sources. These
    steroids are stolen from non-med resources,
    fraudulent prescriptions, smuggled from other
    countries, produced in underground labs.
  • -These steroids are especially risky because the
    buyer does not know what they are getting.

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Are Steroids Addicting?
  • -Just like an anorexic develop an abnormal fear
    of becoming fat, steroid users develop a fear of
    becoming small.
  • -Use of steroid takes over body and endocrine
    system is shocked when it has to try and make
    testosterone again.

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Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids
  • -Acne
  • -HIV
  • -Jaundice
  • -Increased Aggression
  • -Headaches
  • -Achy joints
  • -Liver Damage
  • -High BP
  • -Stroke
  • -Heart Attack

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Side Effects of Anabolic Steroid Use
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Men
  • -Testicular atrophy
  • -Breast tissue development
  • -Baldness
  • -Enlarged Prostate
  • -Reduced Sperm Count
  • -Impotence

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Women
  • -Facial hair
  • -Deep voice
  • -Irregular menstrual cycle
  • -Breast reduction
  • -Damage to fetus

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How can you build strength without steroids?
  • Overload Training
  • Nutrition
  • Rest/Recovery
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