Steroids and Creatine
Should student athletes be allowed
to use Creatine?
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids are drugs that
mimic the male hormone,
testosterone. They cause the increase
the manuf...
When is steroid use
acceptable?
If a young boy can not produce
enough of the androgens needed to
ensure puberty, anabolic ...
Side effects of Steroid
Abuse:
• Psychological effects can
include
• rage
• Psychosis
• Violence
• Mania
• Suicide
There a...
Creatine:
• Read the article from CNN
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A close look at how creatin & steroid use affects the body. PE/Health

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Steroids and creatine

  1. 1. Steroids and Creatine Should student athletes be allowed to use Creatine?
  2. 2. Anabolic Steroids Anabolic Steroids are drugs that mimic the male hormone, testosterone. They cause the increase the manufacture of proteins within cells. The hormone, testosterone is responsible for the following characteristics: • Deepening of the voice •Growth of body hair •Growth of testicles. Androgens are secreted to produce the onset of male puberty.
  3. 3. When is steroid use acceptable? If a young boy can not produce enough of the androgens needed to ensure puberty, anabolic steroids are used to help him to grown normally. Steroid use was solely used for this purpose back in the 1930’s when steroids were discovered by scientists. When used properly for the right reasons, there is nothing wrong with their use.
  4. 4. Side effects of Steroid Abuse: • Psychological effects can include • rage • Psychosis • Violence • Mania • Suicide There are many negative side effects to steroid use including: High Blood Pressure High cholesterol They can alter blood sugar levels Cardiovascular disease Premature baldness Development of breast tissue in males Testicular atrophy-resulting in low sperm count In females, the effects can produce enlarged clitoris Lack of menstrual cycles Deepening of the voice Increase in body hair Can harm the development of an unborn fetus
  5. 5. Creatine: • Read the article from CNN

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