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Steroids. The Dangers of Anabolic Steroids. By: Kerry O’Donnell. Anabolic Steroids…. are powerful drugs that many people take in high doses to boost athletic performance. increase body mass by acting like the body's natural male hormone, testosterone. Steroids are also known as:. Roids

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Steroids

The Dangers of

Anabolic Steroids

By: Kerry O’Donnell


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Anabolic Steroids…

  • are powerful drugs that many people take in high doses to boost athletic performance.

  • increase body mass by acting like the body's natural male hormone, testosterone.


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Steroids are also known as:

  • Roids

  • Juice

  • Hype

  • Pump

  • Sauce

  • Sloop

  • Product


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Steroids have been found in:

  • both athletes and non-athletes at the college level, high school level, middle school level

  • Olympic and professional sports

  • sports that rely on endurance: track-and-field and swimming


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Steroids have been found in:(cont.)

  • sports that rely on strength and size: football, wrestling, or baseball

  • weight training or bodybuilding


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By needle injection

In pill form

Steroids can be taken…


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high blood pressure

heart disease

cancers

stroke/blood clots

liver damage

risk of ligament and tendon injuries

severe acne

baldness

sleep disorders

Serious health problems include:


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Steroid use in males results in:

  • impotence or reduced sperm count

  • enlarged prostate

  • shrinking of the testicles

  • increased nipple and breast size

  • the body produces less of its own testosterone


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Steroid use in females results in:

  • reduced breast size

  • increased facial and body hair

  • deepened voice

  • menstrual problems


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Emotional side effects include:

  • aggressive behavior and violence

    (aka “roid rage”)

  • mood swings

  • hallucinations/paranoia

  • anxiety/panic attacks

  • depression


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Are the results worth the risk?

  • Steroids do not necessarily make someone a better athlete.

  • They do not improve

    skill or agility.

  • In the end, the damage

    that they cause

    outweighs the “good.”


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Safe Alternatives

  • maintain a healthy diet

  • good sleeping habits

  • set realistic goals

  • play smart and safe: safety gear and appropriate equipment

  • get a trainer or someone to oversee you and push you!


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