Side effects of steroids
Any medicines in one degree or another cause side effects on the body, some less, others more. The theme of anabolic-androgenic steroids is shrouded in fear for more than a dozen years, and still people repeat delirium one by one, which has no similarity to reality.
Before proceeding to describe the side effects on the human body from the use of anabolic steroids, I would like to say a few words about why steroids have entered the human mind, as dangerous, lethal pharmacological agents.
It is impossible to grow huge, relief muscles without pharmacological support, nature did not reward us with pronounced hypertrophy of muscles, but gave us the opportunity to surpass the genetic limit of muscle growth with the help of anabolic steroids.
Not everyone can have a quality, relief muscle mass, it is much easier to lie on the couch, and watch TV. In essence, a person is selfish, envious. To somehow justify his laziness, his fat belly, that is, his inconsistency in physical development, a person begins to invent various mucks, thereby putting his psyche in a comfortable position for him.
The second error of many people is that they say what they do not know at all, what they have no idea about, they heard something somewhere and began to repeat it like everyone else. Before you say anything, you need to study the question, understand the essence, get to the truth, take information from different objective sources.
According to statistics for 2002, about eight and a half thousand people died from the wrong dosage of aspirin in the United States, with this, there was not a single death from the use of anabolic steroids. This is not a reason to use steroids, it’s an occasion to finally think about what is really hiding behind anabolic steroids, and what side effects can be obtained by using them.
Effects on the liver
The negative effect on the liver is anabolic steroids in tableted form, in which the melanoma group is in position 17, such drugs are primarily methandrostenolone, oxymetholone, oxandrolone, stanozolol. Toxic effects on the liver cause 17 alpha-alpha-alkylated preparations, only in high doses, 10 times the recommended dosages. For example, “methane” in the amount of 30 mg per day does not have a toxic effect on the liver, the manifestation of destructive abilities begins only at 80 mg.
In 1999, studies were conducted on athletes who were forced to use steroids in large doses, which resulted in abnormalities in normal liver function, but this negative effect is not hepatitis, and could be caused by force training, and incorrect, unbalanced power.
Above mentioned steroids force the liver to work actively only in large dosages, while alcohol, which drives the liver with 100% activity, causes pathological changes in it for 2-3 years already.
Also in the United States, an experiment was conducted where a group of experimental athletes were divided into two streams, one trained on sports nutrition, others on anabolic steroids at high dosages, resulting in a partial liver damage in the second group. However, at the end of three months, the group taking anabolic steroids in large doses completely restored the liver’s ability to work. As you can see, this side effect from AAS is reversible.
Only according to official data, 1.5 million people consume anabolic steroids every year, while only 2 people for 5 years, seek medical help, because of liver damage. Compare these data, with the statistics of deaths from alcohol, and you will be all clear.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of AAS, do three monthly breaks, if possible choose less toxic drugs, and then your liver will be healthy.
Effect on the heart
The effect of anabolic steroids on the cardiovascular system is primarily associated with an elevated cholesterol level in the blood, due to a decrease in high-density lipoproteins and an increase in low-density lipoproteins. These studies were conducted on people who are carriers of the immunodeficiency virus, so do not take all the sayings on your body, in addition, the elevated cholesterol level is restored to normal, with the withdrawal of drugs, and only not many drugs are capable of increasing harmful cholesterol in the human body.
It is proved that anabolic steroids reduce the level of fat in the body, and this leads to a decrease in the development of cardiovascular diseases.
The fluid retention that occurs when using AAS raises blood pressure, as well as normal physical exercises, that is, you do not see a particular difference in blood pressure between an athlete who takes anabolic steroids and who does not take them.
In order to avoid an elevated level of bad cholesterol that can theoretically occur, from using AAS and lead to atherosclerosis, take fatty acids during the steroid course, and limit animal diets and chicken yolks in your diet.
To normalize blood pressure, take antihypertensive drugs, such as metoprolol or enalapril.
To strengthen the heart, do not forget to include aerobic exercises in your training program.
Influence on the genitourinary system
Anabolic steroids affect our reproductive system, by reducing our own production of testosterone, this process is always reversible.
With the introduction of anabolic steroids in the body, the concentration of hormones in the plasma increases sharply, the endocrine system instantly catches this deviation, thanks to self regulation, that is, homeostasis. In other words, the hypothalamus has caught a large number of hormones, the process of self-regulation begins, by giving a signal to stop producing its own testosterone in the testicles. On the steroid course, the testosterone level in the body is very high, at this time you will show the wonders of bedtime, after you get off the course the picture will not be much different. The hypothalamus caught after you got off the steroid course, the lowered hormonal background, begins to give signals to the pituitary gland to produce testicles of your own testosterone, and the signals will be stronger the lower the hormonal background. Medicine is not yet known, not a single case of atrophy of testicles, due to the fact that the hormonal background, after using anabolic steroids, is completely restored. In addition, on the steroid course and after it, use chorionic gonadotropin to stimulate the testicles, that is, to produce your own testosterone, so you completely eliminate any abnormalities in the reproductive system. In the west, anabolic steroids are used as male contraceptives, that is, sperm motility decreases, and as a consequence, your partner’s probability of becoming pregnant becomes minimal.