Seeing people with the muscular body around them, many youths have a desire to make the same body. In today’s modern era, it is the desire of every youth to look smart. Years of hard work are hidden behind a good body, but often we ignore that hard work and adopt short-cuts like steroids. Using it without knowing it can make you seriously ill and can even kill you.
We are going to tell you about anabolic steroids, the use of which is a common thing among youth these days. Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones that speed up the process of building new muscles as well as prevent muscle breakdown. Many athletes use steroids in the hope that they will improve their ability to run faster, lift more weight, jump higher or have better muscular endurance.
Steroid use without medical advice is illegal in the US and India. Players use it to increase strength. At present, it is a controlled medicine due to its potential health hazards and available only on prescription. There is no evidence that it works as an androgenic (anabolic steroid)
Anabolic steroids are a type of drugs that are made by mixing the chemical structure of the sex hormone testosterone. Testosterone is produced naturally in our body. Anabolic steroids increase the level of testosterone in the body. Due to this the size of the muscle tissue becomes bigger and it starts getting stronger. Your body is formed by this process. Testosterone has a tremendous effect on the musculoskeletal system. It also increases the lean body mass in the body.
Men’s hormones, mainly testosterone, are partly responsible for the changes in their body in adolescence and puberty, or say, the physiological changes in men in adolescence and puberty are due to testosterone. Men’s hormones have both androgenic (sexual changes in men) and anabolic effects. The androgenic effects in the first and second stages lead to changes in the sexual characteristics of men. In this the size of their penis and testicles is increased. Along with this, there is a change in voice, hair on the face, armpits and around the genitals. Due to the anabolic effect on androgen hormones, the growth of muscles, bones and red blood cells of men is rapid.
Here it is very important for you to understand androgen hormones. It is a natural or artificial male hormone that causes hair growth on the face and genitals of men or changes in their voice. Cortisol also blocks the effects of hormones that are responsible for the wear and tear of muscle tissue during exercise. This makes their recovery faster. The hormone associated with cortisol is secreted by the outer layer of the adrenaline gland. Cortisol causes protein breakdown and increases the use of protein as energy during exercise and reduces irritation caused by wear and tear in tissues.
The point to be noted here is that athletes use it as long as its benefit lasts, but it shows the opposite effect when the use is stopped. Due to the abnormal amount of hormones in the body of athletes, their body adapts itself to it. Misuse of anabolic steroids can lead to fatal or even permanent health problems. By using it, you may have problems related to the kidneys. Sometimes it even damages your kidneys.
The biggest side effect of steroids is on your liver. If you take it orally, it passes through your liver. The liver is heavily damaged during this process. Sometimes, along with liver damage, it even leads to a tumor. Steroids make your heart bigger. Apart from this, it also affects the effect of blood. During this time you may have problems with high blood pressure. Apart from this, it also brings changes in blood cholesterol. Because of this, the risk of heart attack increases even in young people. Therefore, it should not be used without any need and without the supervision of any knowledgeable.
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