The Positive And Negative Effects Of Steroids On The Body

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There are different types of steroids that people may use. One steroid is for medical purposes that can help when people are sick and a different kind of steroid is a performance enhancing drug. Steroids that are used as performance enhancing drugs are bad for you and can have negative effects on the body. There is no doubt that if you were to talk to a serious athlete they would say that the competition is fierce. The athletes are either trying to win a championship, a gold medal, or something for their country. The competition is getting fierce so the number of athletes using performance enhancing drugs has increased over the years. Most sports have banned the use of steroids; however, not all of the athletes have followed the rules. Some of these athletes have been caught and have been suspended from the sport that they play for weeks up to years. The main reason they use the steroids is to become much stronger than everyone else. The athletes will use them to help in the sport that they are playing, for instance, in baseball, to hit more homeruns or to throw harder for a pitcher.…show more content…
Most of the time athletes can use them for long periods of time and think that everything is good because they are performing like super stars, but most likely, in the end, the athletes will suffer because of the long term effects on their body. In men, steroids can cause baldness, enlarged breasts, shrunken testicles and to become sterile. Women can have a deeper voice, increased body hair, and baldness. Some long term major side effects are anger, paranoia, delusions, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure as well as others. Although performance enhancing steroids can help an athlete gain a competitive edge, the negative long term effects are much worse. In the long run, these steroids are not good for you or your body. It can make you do crazy things or even become fatal. Steroids are not good for you at
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