Anabolic steroids are group of hormones influencing the conception and growth of sex organs. These artificially cogitated hormones are frequently related to the testosterone, a major male hormone, though also occurs to a lesser extent by females’ ovaries.
This hormone is responsible in the development of several secondary masculine cachets such as the development of the vocal cords and body hair.
These steroids generally increase the protein content of the body resulting in the development of cellular tissue and muscles.
Widely available anabolic supplements are prepared containing the testosterone hormone, which helps in increasing the muscle size and strength in a relatively small time span.
These supplements generally oxidize the fat, enriches the blood with higher oxygen levels. They also stimulate protein anabolism (quite helpful in cases of acute renal failure).
They are also useful in promoting growth in children suffering from pituitary dwarfism and other growth deficiencies.Â They increase the bone-density in the body by holding nitrogen and calcium levels in the body.
They also reduce body fat, especially in areas such as stomach, thighs, etc. and suppress appetite. These anabolic supplements are very popular among athletes and body builders.
However, un-prescribed usages of these growth supplements are considered illegal and have proven harmful side effects on health, sexual ability, personality and reproductive status of individuals.
These steroids degenerates the hormone producing glands in its process to quickly heal the injuries. Several other side effects of un-prescribed usage of anabolic supplements are:
â€¢Â Â Â Jaundice
â€¢Â Â Â Stomach pain
â€¢Â Â Â Reduction in blood clots production
â€¢Â Â Â Bad skin condition
â€¢Â Â Â Sodium retention
Several prevalent misconceptions regarding the adverse side effects of anabolic steroids are as following:
â€¢Â Â Â Reduction in the size of the male phallus
â€¢Â Â Â Increase in the suicidal tendency among the teenagers
However, anabolic steroids causes’ mood swings in the individuals. The lower levels of testosterone hormone are proven to be associated with depression and the higher levels causes aggression and hypomania.