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Anabolic steroid side effects

Kevin Barr        
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Anabolic Steroids Side-Effects & Baseball Players

 Tendon & ligament problems aren't the only negative side effects associated with steroid use.

•  Anabolic steroids cause mental & physical changes, which lead to psychological & physical dependence, which makes is hard to quit.

•  The adverse effects of Anabolic steroids also relate to method of administration. If taken orally, most of anabolic steroid is inactivated by the liver, resulting in increased risk of decreased liver functions, liver tumors & cysts.

•  If anabolic steroid is injected, the risks associated with needle-use emerge, including HIV, hepatitis & other infections.



Adolescent Irreversible Side-Effects

 Premature skeletal maturation.

•  Stunted growth.

•  Accelerated puberty.


Cancerous Side-Effects

 Increased risk of cancer.

•  Brain tumors.

•  Genital tumors.

•  Liver and spleen cysts & tumors
.


Cardiovascular Side-Effects

 Increased risk of heart disease and cardiovascular system impairment.

•  Atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).

•  Hypertension (high blood pressure)

•  Changes in blood coagulation.

•  Reduction in HDL (good cholesterol) & increase in LDL (bad cholesterol).


Liver Disease Side-Effects

 Increased risk of liver disease.

•  Fluid retention & jaundice.

•  Liver cysts & tumors.


Orthopedic Side-Effects

 Connective tissue damage & degeneration.

•  Tendon Ruptures.


Psychological Side-Effects

 Addiction.

•  Aggressive Behavior.

•  Depression.

•  Extreme Irritability.

•  Feelings of Invincibility.

•  Uncontrollable Rage


Other Side-Effects

 Male pattern baldness.

•  Increased infection susceptibility.

•  Decreased natural testosterone production.

•  Acne & oily skin.

•  Excess body hair growth.

•  Deepening of voice.

•  Obstructive sleep apnea.

•  Hepatitis.

•  Insomnia.

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