There are so many side effects of steroid use, but some people do not understand just how serious the side effects of steroids are.
Here are some things that you have to know about the negative effects of steroid use:
The body wants to successfully maintain a hormonal balance, but when you take steroids, you are automatically sending a signal to the body to shut down its natural production of hormones. Though, the level of hormone inhibition varies depending on the type of hormone taken.
Orally ingested steroids may affect the activity of the liver. Research has shown that the level of liver enzymes increases after taking oral steroids. Some professionals say that this is a symptom of possible damage to the liver.
One of the common side effects of steroids is increased levels of “bad cholesterol” in the body and decreased levels of “good cholesterol”. Many so-called “safe steroids” actually increase the level of estrogen in the body which can cause female-like breast tissue in male steroid users. Female steroid users may develop masculine deep voices, enlarged clitoris, and growth of body hair.
Athletes who make use of steroids may end up experiencing increased nasty oozy-puss-filled acne! Another common effect of using steroids is increased aggressiveness. Though this particular effect is more likely to affect steroid users who are known to be quite aggressive; there are even some steroids that are known to stop the growth of people who use them before they have even finished growing! The person will never grow an inch taller! This condition is irreversible!
Sterility in males and females is also a side effect of steroid use here. This is because the body’s hormones are altered during the use of these steroids. Although there are Alternatives to Avoid Side Effects of Steroid use, as mentioned above, some effects are simply irreversible no matter how hard one tries.
Other effects of steroid use include high blood pressure, changes in the body’s immune system, enlarged prostates, kidney problems and so on.