What are steroids There are three different types of steroids used today. Anabolic steroid Most commonly abused Function: To increase muscle mass and strength Cortico steroid Function: Artificial cortisone, medically injected to reduces inflammation and injury. Androgenic steroid Has an anabolic effects on bones, skeletal muscle and vocal chords. Function: Used to treat muscle and bone degeneration. http://www.clearleadinc.com/site/steroids.html
The Pressure The pressures that young adults face everyday that lead to steroid use are….
The desire to be a bigger, faster and stronger athlete.
Wanting to live up to expectation of fans as well as coaches.
The Side EFFECTS The “perks” of steroid do not come with out a price, side effects of steroids are very serious. Server acne Liver damage Cancer Gynecomastia (Male breast) Depression Shrinkage of testicles Extreme aggression (Roid Rage) High Blood Pressure Cardiovascular disease Low sperm count (Impotency) http://www.thesteroidtruth.com/sideeffectsa.htm
Warning Images on the following can be graphic.
Severe Acne Click Image for link After treatment to chest acne
The severity of the break out left permanent scaring.
In pursuit to achieve a great body this 21 year old male permanently disfigured his body.
Beginning of chest breakout
Severe Acne is a common side effect.
Caused from the imbalance of testosterone levels.
Gynecomastia is a common occurring side effect of steroids.
Roid Rage Severe aggression is the shockingtruth of steroids. With high testosterone levels your body reacts to the imbalance causing mood swings. Violent outbreaks can occur in a split second. Mostly happens when your body is in withdrawal process.
Athletic effects Steroids do not only harm your health but your image. Barry Bonds Not remembered for home run record but for steroid abuse. Public image is effected. No longer a role model Looked as a fake and not a great. Abusing at a young age can ruin a life if caught. Can lose scholarships. End a sports career. Not looked as talent anymore but just another athlete Click Picture for link http://rayshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/barry-bonds.jpg
Real Life Death from steroids is real Pro wrestler Chris Benoit was said to be using steroids for some time. On June 26,2007 Chris snapped and killed his 7 year old son 43 year old wife and then taking his own life. It is said that Chris had been suffering from depression. http://mylifeofcrime.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/benoit-family.jpg
Real Life Ed Gantner an NFL player wanted to be the best and strongest football player he could possibly. He experimented with lots of steroids which led him into extreme depression and ultimately took his own life. He said “The idea is to take as many steroids as you can and get out before the steroids kill you”. Read whole story at http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=11789.
Alternative solutions There are plenty of ways that one can become fit and in shape without the use of steroid. A good diet that works for you. Quick fix can be cutting out pop and fast food. Good work out plan that you can fit into your schedule, even if its only a few time a week. When watching TV at every commercial do sit ups and push ups. A perfect body can be achieved by determination and hard work. Even on steroids you must diet and exercise so why not achieve the results naturally.
Think… Steroids do harm to your self as well as others. You would never want to harm family because of Rage. Becoming a Pro athlete would be amazing but not with an asterisk by your name. Basic fact, to achieve high athletic goals one needs talent not Steroids. Always remember you are a role model to someone! Don’t let them down.