Legal steroids: THE HEALTH ASPECT

Some quick info

Owing to the inability to clear the air about all you should know about steroid impacts on the human health, people often look at the side effects of this chemical compounds and thus casting a shadow on the prospects, advantages, history and the progress steroids have. In this article we are going to look at all you need to know about the health use and effects of steroids on people who use them. Specific functionality issues in terms of gender will be discussed in another forum all together. This is to give you a broader picture about what you need to know about steroids and health. Important to note: we will be talking about legal steroids but we shall also include illegal steroids just to show why they are illegal in the first place.

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Clinical use of legal steroids

The legal steroids and specifically anabolic and androgenic steroids are all about growth and maintenance of body muscles. This puts them in situations where they are used for therapy in many health conditions and complications. The discussions of the impact steroids have medically will be broken down into several subtopics in order to look at them individually.

  1. Steroids and cancer

Patients with cancer have a tendency to have their muscle wear off as the disease ravage though them. Treatment conditions become intensive and the body may not even have the strength to go through the whole process. Steroids are administered through the treatment, stimulating growth of muscle and tissue to have them replace the muscle that has died off. This is also the same application of that the steroids have to patients with AIDS.

  1. Steroids and diabetes

For people with diabetes, glucocorticoids, a type of steroid is administered to them to increase the amount of blood glucose into their blood. Thus people taking Prednisone are mostly associated with blood glucose increase. The prednisone is a synthetic steroid that is used to treat inflammatory conditions like arthritis. It is also prescribed for people who have allergic reactions and acute flare ups of asthma.

  1. Steroids and growth issues

For teens who have not had growth issues, AAS quickens maturity of bones and causes testosterone like effect like deepened voice, and hair growth. It is prescribed to people who are said to be “late” in developing certain characteristics according to their gender and age.

 

Health effects (negative)

Steroids have a limit. The limit is associated with the ability of the body to balance its use and control it. However abuse of steroids causes harm because after all this are chemicals. The common effects are aggressive behaviours that are portrayed by the individual. It also causes mood swings and anxiety. Symptoms of overdose include headaches, & loss of balance. Long term abuse has a lot of psychological effect and more discoveries are still being made even today.

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