Who won’t like to build muscles like that of Arnold Schwarzenegger and that too just over a short period of time? There are many enthusiasts who want overnight success with their bodies. Some do it to impress their girlfriends while others do it to look more macho. And then there are many others who do it to feel valued. The reasons could vary, but the objective is generally the same — to build muscles overnight. And what do they resort to? It is anabolic steroids that help them achieve their objective. But the question is that whether they are harmful or not.
How does it work?
Anabolic steroids are known to possess the quality of increasing protein in the body. These steroids help the body in developing masculine abilities like growth of body hair, and depth in voice.
Anabolic steroids have long been used legally for medical purposes. Some people are unlucky and their bodies may not be able to perform smoothly. This creates a challenge for the doctors to bring them to normalcy. As a way to boost the functions of the body, the doctors then prescribe anabolic steroids. These anabolic steroids help in various ways. One is by increasing the appetite, thus giving their body additional source of energy. The other way is by helping in the increase of bone marrow in the body of the patients. Some people also use it to increase their sexual ability which otherwise decreases with age. Some doctors also prescribe it to young boys who have a delay in puberty and growth of masculine characteristics.
What can go wrong?
We have discussed what the anabolic steroids can do. Obviously, if you are a gymnasium enthusiast, increase in appetite and faster growth of muscles would be really great to have. However, there is a flip as well. The flip side is about the harms these steroids could do to your body, some of them reversible, while others irreversible. Whatever you do, you are responsible for these effects.
Abuse of any drug and even routine edible items in any type or form would eventually be dangerous. Anything carried on to extreme and done against the laws of nature would harm your body. The greed and desperation to overnight build body would lead to many side-effects. These side-effects may present themselves in the form of diseases or disorders. They could be in the form acnes on your whole body, your breasts becoming larger and lax, change in the size of your private organs like testicles, and decrease in hormone flow which would show itself as decreased body growth in the long run.
This is not a complete list of side-effects but just a hint as to what could go wrong if anything including steroids is abused. And in many other cases, the side effects could be very serious like that of growth of harmful tumours which may ultimately lead to cancer. Some people even develop diabetes. Many become unjustifiably aggressive to people around them and in some cases they feel the need to harm somebody. This increases criminal tendencies in people and could kill their chances of leading a happy social and family life.
What should you do?
Always take anabolic steroids under the guidance or supervision of an expert. He could be your gymnasium guide or a medical practitioner.