Anabolic Steroid Use


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What are anablolic steroids? Why do people use them? What effects do they have on the body? (10th grade Health)

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Anabolic Steroid Use

  1. 1. Anabolic Steroid Use Champions At Any Price
  2. 2. Ben Johnson Tested positive Play race clip
  3. 3. Lyle Alzado & Bill Romanowski Admitted steroid users
  4. 4. Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits steroid use during his bodybuilding years
  5. 5. Ken Caminiti Admitted steroid user
  6. 6. Jason Giambi Admitted steroid user
  7. 7. Jose Canseco Admitted steroid user
  8. 8. Sammy Sosa Continues to deny steroid use
  9. 9. Barry Bonds Continues to deny steroid use
  10. 10. Steroids <ul><li>Anabolic </li></ul><ul><li>Cortico </li></ul>
  11. 11. Corticosteroids <ul><li>Synthetic (man-made) cortisone </li></ul><ul><li>Used to treat: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allergies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asthma (bronchosteroids) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin conditions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Anabolic Steroids <ul><li>Synthetic testosterone (“male hormone”) </li></ul><ul><li>Testosterone is found in all people, but in larger amounts in males </li></ul>
  13. 13. Testosterone Facts <ul><li>At puberty, the pituitary gland signals the production and release of testosterone. </li></ul><ul><li>Testosterone causes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deepening voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of facial, underarm & pubic hair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadening shoulders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enlargement of external sex organs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testes to begin producing sperm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased muscular development </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Anabolic Steroids <ul><li>Used to treat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breast cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Osteoporosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase muscle size, strength & speed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When prescribed for these purposes, anabolic steroids are LEGAL! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Anabolic / Androgenic Steroids <ul><li>Anabolic – enhances tissue development </li></ul><ul><li>Androgenic – produce masculine characteristics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Anabolic / Androgenic Steroids <ul><li>Because the body senses the higher levels of testosterone in the body, it stops producing the natural testosterone. </li></ul><ul><li>This causes feminine characteristics to become apparent in men </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breast development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testicular atrophy (shrinking) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Side effects in females <ul><li>Increased body hair, particularly on the face </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in facial features </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in breast size </li></ul><ul><li>Deepened voice – permanent </li></ul><ul><li>Infertility </li></ul>
  18. 18. Other Side Effects <ul><li>Scarring acne on back, chest & thighs </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated cholesterol levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases risk of heart attack </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Liver problems </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased immune system function </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological problems – “roids rage” </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Pulled off teammate’s helmet and punched him in the left eye, ending his career. </li></ul><ul><li>Busting Kerry Collins’ jaw in two places, knocking Collins out for the season and earning “Romo” a $20,000 fine--a hit Romo now says “was one that you dream about.” </li></ul><ul><li>Spitting in the face of teammate J.J. Stokes and calling him a n*****. (allegedly). </li></ul><ul><li>While at the bottom of a pile fishing for a loose ball, deliberately snapping the finger of Giants running back Dave Meggett. </li></ul>Roids Rage? You be the judge…
  20. 20. Famous Documented Cases
  21. 21. Lyle Alzado DEAD at age 42 of brain cancer.
  22. 22. Ben Johnson 100m World Record at 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics Gold medal and WR stripped due to positive steroid test
  23. 23. Ken Caminiti 1996 NL MVP DEAD at age 41 due to a heart attack
  24. 24. Using Other Supplements <ul><li>There are many “natural” substances available </li></ul><ul><li>Many are not considered illegal </li></ul><ul><li>HOWEVER, the long-term negative effects are not known. </li></ul><ul><li>With hard work and dedication, you can still achieve your dreams without relying on drugs and supplements. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Anabolic Steroid Use Champions At Any Price