In the group of lads I hang around with, the bigger you are the more respected you are and at my local gym everyone was doing it, no one ever told me about any side effects. Sean was up and down like a yo-yo, and was very aggressive towards me and his sister, and generally a nightmare to live with. Then there was the change in his appetite, he was almost eating us out of house and home. After doing some research on the internet she put two and two together and realised her son must be taking drugs. I later discovered that he had been hiding the tablets at a friend's house. I knew very little about the dangers of steroids, but knew it was wrong.
Anabolic Steroids - Abuse, Side Effects and Safety
Anabolic Steroids | Hormone Health Network
Medically reviewed by L. Anderson, PharmD Last updated on Sep 17, Androgens and anabolic steroids include the endogenous male sex hormone testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, and other agents that behave like these sex hormones. Androgens stimulate the development of male sexual characteristics such as deepening of the voice and beard growth and development of male sex organs.
When bigger isn't better
Research suggests that high school athletes are less likely to use steroids if their peers and parents disapprove, indicating that peers and parents can be strong partners in prevention efforts. However, research shows that simply teaching students about steroids' adverse effects does not convince adolescents that they will be adversely affected, nor does such instruction discourage young people from taking steroids in the future. Presenting both the risks and benefits of anabolic steroid use is more effective in convincing adolescents about steroids' negative effects, apparently because the students find a balanced approach more credible. Research also indicates that some adolescents misuse steroids as part of a pattern of high-risk behaviors such as drinking and driving, carrying a gun, driving a motorcycle without a helmet, and using other illicit drugs.
Anabolic steroids are drugs that are chemically related to the main male hormone testosterone. They are best known for their effects on building muscle called anabolic. Sometimes doctors prescribe anabolic steroids to help patients with HIV gain weight and to treat certain types of severe anemia low red blood cells or other health problems. Some people, though, use these drugs illegally to improve athletic performance or to get a more muscular look. Anabolic steroids come in various forms, including pills, creams, patches, tablets, injections shots , or drops placed under the tongue.