Steroids are drugs that were primarily formed to imitate the male hormone ‘testosterone’. Steroids are also called gear, juice, and anabolics. In medical backgrounds, they are inured to take care of deadly diseases such as cancer and AIDS, and to treat hormonal troubles such as delayed puberty in males.
Bodybuilders and other jocks make use of steroids in order to encourage muscle development and reduce body fat proportions. As of 1990, the non-medical use of these drugs is illegal. The various steroid users include bodybuilders, weightlifters, football players, and Olympic athletes.
Some steroid users inject them into their bodies with the help of needles, while other steroid users use them in form of a pill. Some steroid users become careless, and use non sterile injections or share needles with other steroid users. Muscle-builders and other steroid users regularly take large doses that are hundreds of times greater than the medically suggested dosages.
Many steroid users are at risk for hepatitis B and C, HIV, and other viral diseases. Additionally, liver tumors and blood filled vesicles in the liver are also related to steroid use as well. When these cysts burst, they cause inner bleeding and other serious conditions. Acne is the most common side effect among steroid users that is caused because of the growth in testosterone.
Steroid users are prone to many other side effects including premature baldness, wooziness, sleeping problems, queasiness, sadness, mood changes, pain in joints, delusions, mistrust, problems related to urinary system, jaundice, stroke, increased risk of heart disease, trembling, high levels of blood pressure, increased chance of injuring muscles and tendons. In order to avoid the negative effects, steroid users can stop their abuse or over usage.
Mistreatment of such drugs may also affect reproductive systems of steroid users. Investigators have discovered that steroid users may experience paranoid jealousy, harsh fussiness, and vitiated judgment stemming from feelings of invincibility. Steroid users should be aware of the possible side effects or other problems related to steroid abuse or misuse.