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Anabolic and Androgenic Steroids.  What are they. What they do. Who is using them. And how are they shaping our lives.
Steroids: What are they? <ul><li>Synthetic form mainly of the male hormone, Testosterone. </li></ul><ul><li>First synthesi...
Effects of Steroids:  The Good <ul><li>Anabolism             The phase of metabolism in which complex molecules, such as t...
Androgenic Effects  The Acceptable <ul><li>Androgen   _ </li></ul><ul><li>Any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, ...
Penetration
Aspiration
Injection
Side Effects:  The Bad <ul><li>Side effects are generally agreed on as unwanted effects on its user. The side-effects of s...
Steroid Side Effects: Continued <ul><ul><li>Long term effects in high doses: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liver Damage (...
Steroid Users:  Non-Medical Use <ul><li>All types of athletes that rely on physical ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprinter...
Steroid Use in Medicine  <ul><li>Steroids are making a comeback in their use as legal drugs and are used to treat many ail...
Anabolic Steroids: The real impact <ul><li>Anabolic Steroids in the Media. </li></ul><ul><li>Steroids in sports </li></ul>...
Conclusion:  Throwing away the needle <ul><li>Anabolic steroids are a real phenomena that effects our daily lives </li></u...
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Public Speaking Steroids

  1. 2. Anabolic and Androgenic Steroids. What are they. What they do. Who is using them. And how are they shaping our lives.
  2. 3. Steroids: What are they? <ul><li>Synthetic form mainly of the male hormone, Testosterone. </li></ul><ul><li>First synthesized in Germany, it was hailed as a miracle drug for its time. </li></ul><ul><li>Comes in varies forms, mainly orals or injectebles. Both which could be slow or quick acting. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Effects of Steroids: The Good <ul><li>Anabolism         The phase of metabolism in which complex molecules, such as the proteins and fats that make up body tissue, are formed from simpler ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Anabolic side-effects include an increase in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protein synthesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red blood cell production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appetite. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone growth. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Androgenic Effects The Acceptable <ul><li>Androgen _ </li></ul><ul><li>Any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>Androgenic Effects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pubertal growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gland oil production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth of the clitoris in females, and the penis in male children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hair growth (pubic, beard, chest, and limb hair) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalp hair loss. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased vocal chord size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased libido </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suppression of natural sex hormones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impaired sperm production </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Penetration
  6. 7. Aspiration
  7. 8. Injection
  8. 9. Side Effects: The Bad <ul><li>Side effects are generally agreed on as unwanted effects on its user. The side-effects of steroids vary from dose to dose. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low to moderate doses (Short term): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Negative changes in Cholesterol values </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acne </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of libido (Low androgen) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gynecomastia </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Steroid Side Effects: Continued <ul><ul><li>Long term effects in high doses: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liver Damage (Leading to a host of different problems) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Testicular atrophy and temporary infertility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enlargement and thickening of the left ventricle (heart problems) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slight chance of either decreased or halted production of natural hormones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teenage specific: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stunted Growth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerated bone maturation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-mature sexual development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Steroid Users: Non-Medical Use <ul><li>All types of athletes that rely on physical ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprinters, Marathon runners, Bikers, Wrestlers, Swimmers, Olympic weightlifters etc.. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The majority of serious bodybuilders use steroids as all of the IFBB pro physiques cannot be attained naturally. </li></ul><ul><li>Models and people who wish to improve their bodies use steroids to improve their body composition. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Steroid Use in Medicine <ul><li>Steroids are making a comeback in their use as legal drugs and are used to treat many ailments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone Marrow stimulation (Anadrol) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth Stimulation (Winstrol) – preferred Growth Hormone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In wasting diseases (Aids/Cancer) to increase lean mass and stimulate appetite. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inducing of male puberty in those who in deficient boys. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a male contraceptive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As hormonal replacement therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To aid old men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a treatment for Gender Dysmorphia. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Anabolic Steroids: The real impact <ul><li>Anabolic Steroids in the Media. </li></ul><ul><li>Steroids in sports </li></ul><ul><li>Steroids in school </li></ul><ul><li>Effects on mood “Roid Rage” </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Intimate relations </li></ul>
  13. 14. Conclusion: Throwing away the needle <ul><li>Anabolic steroids are a real phenomena that effects our daily lives </li></ul><ul><li>Steroids are often misunderstood and demonized by the media </li></ul><ul><li>Medical experts agree that steroids can be used safely and are at this time used medically in doses similar to those of professional users. </li></ul>

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