Injecting your body with steroids puts you at many risks and harms you badly. The most common side effects in men are they develop breasts, get painful erections, have their testicles shrink, have decreased sperm count, become infertile, and become impotent. Side effects for woman are they grow excessive face and body hair, have their voices deepen, experience menstrual irregularities, have an enlarged clitoris, have reduced breast size, and have a masculinized female fetus. Then there are common side effects that both men and women share both get acne, have an oily scalp and skin, get yellowing of the skin, become bald, have tendon rupture, have heart attacks, have an enlarged heart, develop significant risk of liver disease and liver cancer, have high levels of bad cholesterol, have mood swings, fly into rages, and suffer delusions. (“Why steroids are bad for you”).
Those are just the common side effects that you are guaranteed to get while taking steroids. But there are far more health risks and diseases you put your body at. The biggest and most concerning risk is and increased chance of getting some kind of from of cancer. And if that’s not a good reason not to do steroids than I don’t know what is.
1. Assael, Shaun and Peter Keating. Who Knew? ESPN The Magazine. 21 Page 72-80. November. 2005.
The source “Who knew?” is about the steroids issue in baseball, and how it begun and how fans have let it go unnoticed until now. Also…