Scientific Name-anabolic steroids
Street Names-roids, juice, stackers, pumpers, weight trainers, gym candy and roid rage
Side Effects-The side effects vary between genders.
-Shrunken testicles -Muscular
-Reduced sperm count and infertility -Deepened voice
-Growth of breasts. This condition is -Excessive body and
called gynecomastia. facial hair
-Breast size decrease
-Menstrual cycle can
change or stop
Both, male and female, suffer from sever acne, greasy hair and baldness. The use of steroids can also cause jaundice, a condition that turns the skin yellow. Steroid users may also develop pinkish or purplish lines on the abdomen or chest that occurs from rapid growth a condition called striae. They also gain weight and strength in a short period of time. People who use steroids can also stay short if they haven’t reached their full adult height. Our bodies are programmed to stop growing after puberty. Once the hormones have reach a certain level the body thinks it has already gone through puberty so the bones get the message to stop growing. Users also suffer from paranoid, jealousy, extreme irritability, delusion, impaired judgment and feeling invincible. They also experience severe mood swings, maniac like symptoms leading to violence, trembling and depression.
Steroids can also be fatal. Once they are in the body they go to different organs and muscles. Steroids affect individual cells and makes them create proteins that can cause severe problems. An example of a severe problem is that the liver can grow cysts, tumors and can develop cancer. Cancer can be deadly if not treated soon enough and both the cysts and tumors can rupture and cause internal bleeding. Steroids can also cause the immune system to weaken. Steroid users can also suffer from HIV and hepatitis B and C if they inject the drug through non-sterile needles.
Abusers suffer from heart attacks and strokes.
Why are they used?
There are several reasons for why people use steroids. Many teens and athletes feel pressure from their parents, coaches, teammates, friends and even themselves. They want to be the best, they want to have and advantage over other athletes. Others use them to overcome insecurities, to raise their self-esteem. They want to achieve the look they that’ll help them gain confidence in themselves. Many teens don’t connect steroids to drugs because the goal is to improve the body and not to get high or destroy the body. This is a major mistake.
Schedule III-Requires a prescription or license to posses.