Steroids are a type of drug that is used to improve athletic performance. They can also be used to help with weight loss, and to treat certain medical conditions. However, steroids come with a number of side effects, both short term and long term. In this blog post, we will discuss the various side effects that can occur as a result of steroid use.
What are steroids and what do they do in the body?
Anabolic steroids are a class of man-made drugs that resemble androgenic hormones (like testosterone). They promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects), including deepening of the voice, increased facial and body hair growth, and initial enlargement of some male sex glands.
Steroids were first created in the 1930s. At first, scientists only knew about their anabolic properties. It wasn’t until after World War II that doctors began to realize that these drugs had powerful and potentially dangerous effects on the human body. Anabolic steroids were first used by athletes in the 1950s as a way to enhance their performance.
The different types of steroids and how they work
There are different types of steroids, with varying degrees of potency and side effects. The most commonly used steroids are anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), which are synthetic variations of the male hormone testosterone.
Testosterone is responsible for the development of masculine characteristics, such as facial hair and a deep voice, as well as muscle growth and strength. AAS mimic the effects of testosterone in the body, resulting in increased muscle mass and strength, along with other side effects.
Steroids can be taken orally, injected into muscles or applied to the skin. They are also sometimes prescribed by doctors to treat certain medical conditions, such as delayed puberty or low testosterone levels.
The benefits of using steroids
to improve one’s physical appearance or performance can be tempting. However, it is important to be aware of the potential short-term and long-term side effects of steroid use before making the decision to use them.
Short-term side effects of steroid use include:
– Increased aggression
– Mood swings
– impaired judgment
Long-term side effects of steroid use can include:
– Liver damage
-High blood pressure
-‘Roid rage’ (uncontrollable anger).
The risks and side effects of using steroids are well documented
But what about the difference between short term and long term effects?
There are two types of effects when it comes to steroids: short-term and long-term. Short-term effects are those that occur while you’re taking the drug. Long-term effects are those that may not show up until months or years after you’ve stopped taking steroids.
Some common short-term side effects of using steroids include:
– Increased appetite
– Increased aggression and irritability
– Fluid retention
– High blood pressure
– Increased risk of injury.