The Prolonged Effects of Steroids Essay

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Think of a world where the only thing an athlete has to do to become the next Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, or Jesse Owens is take a pill or take a harmless injection. The injections and pills are harmless for now. When abused the effects of anabolic steroids are lethal. Anabolic steroids are an illegal drug unlike their counterpart, the corticosteroids. You will soon learn the consequences of using an illegal advantage of steroids in sports and on the body. If you want to know about the effects of steroids you first must know what steroids are. Steroids are a medicine taken by mouth or injection and, when used correctly can heal your injury and overall health. Corticosteroids were invented by scientists at the Mayo Clinic in…show more content…
If an adolescent takes anabolic steroids, it will stunt his or her growth. Anabolic steroids are helpful in maintaining muscle in people with AIDS and are sometimes prescribed for men with hormone problems (C, Alicia). Roid Rage is a major side effect of steroids because it causes random fits of aggression (Anabolic Steroids). WWE star, Chris Benoit, killed himself and his family after what was believed to be a fit of severe road rage. Steroids are a growing problem in professional sports. Athletes use steroids to build lean muscle mass, promote aggressiveness, and increase body weight. Some athletes take two or more anabolic steroids together, mixing oral and injectable types (Anabolic Sports). Major League Baseball has the most cases of steroid, or PED (performance enhancing drugs), suspensions. There have been dozens of suspensions over the years by the MLB by taking daily drug tests. A program has been developed for both male and female sports teams (ATLAS for guys and ATHENA for girls) to teach the dangers of drugs and steroids. Teenage girls use steroids to improve or change their body types. In 2005, 4% of high school students tried steroids; in 2012, only 1.8% of teens experimented with steroids (11 Facts). Some baseball fans do not like the fact that the MLB banned PEDs because it takes the excitement away from the game. My opinion of PEDs is watching men who abide by the rules of the game play baseball the way it was meant to be played. I don’t
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