Health Hazards Steroid Use  
Health Hazards Steroid Use
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Steroid abusers are exposing to themselves to more than 70 different kinds of side effects ranging in severity from liver cancer to acne and encompassing psychological as well as physical reactions. The major parts of the body that are most seriously affected by steroids are the liver and the cardiovascular and reproductive system. Other side effects can be jaundice (yellowing of the pigmentation of you skin, tissues and body fluids), fluid retentions, high blood pressure, increases in bad cholesterol and decreases in good cholesterol, kidney tumors, severe acne and trembling. In addition, there are some gender side effect:

Steroids In Males
One of the more disturbing effects of steroid use for males is that the body begins to produce less of its own testosterone. As a result, the testicles may begin to shrink. Following is a list of some of the other effects of steroid use for males:
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Impotence
  • Increase in nipple and breast size (gynecomastia)
  • Enlarged prostate (gland that mixes fluid with sperm to form semen)
Steroids In Females
Since steroids act as a male hormone, females may experience the following side effects:
  • Reduced breast size
  • Enlarged clitoris (a very sensitive part of the genitals)
  • Increase in facial and body hair
  • Deepened voice
  • Menstrual problems
Steroids In Adolescents
Adolescents may experience the following side effects:
  • Growth halted prematurely. This is through premature skeletal maturation
  • Accelerated puberty changes
Emotional effects
Users of steroids may also have the following emotional effects on the mind and behavior:
  • "Roid rage" - severe, aggressive behavior that may result in violence, such as fighting or destroying property
  • Severe mood swings
  • Hallucinations - seeing or hearing things that are not really there
  • Paranoia - extreme feelings of mistrust and fear
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression and thoughts of suicide
  • An angry, hostile, or irritable mood
Described above are only effects of steroid abusers. There is a highly responsible legal way to use steroids to get the results you want.

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