You probably know performance-enhancing drugs are bad. But they’re even worse for you than you think. If drugs are killer to youth; steroids are not very far away from that. Addiction and dependency on steroids impede the job or study of the youths and they can accede to any crime to get money for steroid injections.
Anabolic steroids were originally developed in the 1930s to treat hypogonadism, a medical condition in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. Currently, they are prescribed to treat steroid hormone deficiency, such as delayed puberty and some types of impotence. But just because steroids are popular doesn’t make them safe. Here are more than 25 side effects of steroids everyone must know.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
Livedoid dermatitis is a rare iatrogenic cutaneous reaction that occurs immediately after drug or steroid injection. It presents as an immediate, extreme pain around the injection site, with overlying skin rapidly becoming erythematous, violaceous, or blanched and sometimes with a reticular pattern.
Priapism is a prolonged erection of the penis. The persistent erection continues hours beyond or isn't caused by sexual stimulation. Priapism is usually painful. Although priapism is an uncommon condition overall, it occurs commonly in certain groups, such as people who have sickle cell anemia.
While having low triglycerides and LDL cholesterol can have a positive effect on your heart health, having low levels of HDL cholesterol may count against you. That's because HDL is considered “good cholesterol." Likewise, research suggests that high HDL levels are linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Because the breasts contain a portion of fat, focusing on cardio and high-intensity exercises can help shed weight faster and target problem areas. Pushups can tighten and tone the chest muscles to reduce the overall size of the breast. However, strength training and targeted exercises alone won't reduce breast size.
A voice change or voice mutation, sometimes referred to as a voice break, commonly refers to the deepening of the voice of people as they reach puberty. A similar effect is a voice crack, during which a person's voice suddenly and unintentionally enters a higher register for a brief period of time.
Trauma is a common experience for adults and children in American communities, and it is especially common in the lives of people with mental and substance use disorders. For this reason, the need to address trauma is increasingly seen as an essential part of effective behavioral health care and an integral part of the healing and recovery process.
Sharing needles to inject drugs and steroids causes HIV. Sharing a needle or syringe to inject any substance (including steroids, hormones or silicone) puts you at risk of HIV and other infections found in the blood, like hepatitis C. You're at risk whether you're injecting under the skin only or directly into your bloodstream.
Irregular cycles can be ovulatory, meaning that ovulation occurs, or anovulatory, meaning ovulation does not occur. The most common menstrual irregularities include Oligomenorrhea or infrequent menstrual periods. Periods that occur more than 35 days apart. Periods usually occur every 21 to 35 days.
If your hair loss begins at the temples or the crown of the head, you may have male pattern baldness. Some men will get a single bald spot. Others experience their hairlines receding to form an “M” shape. In some men, the hairline will continue to recede until all or most of the hair is gone.
LDL cholesterol levels should be less than 100 mg/dL. Levels of 100 to 129 mg/dL are acceptable for people with no health issues but may be of more concern for those with heart disease or heart disease risk factors. A reading of 130 to 159 mg/dL is borderline high and 160 to 189 mg/dL is high.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also called prostate gland enlargement, is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It can also cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.