Essay on Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On Society

1403 Words Apr 11th, 2016 6 Pages
In some countries it is illegal to take anabolic steroids and in other countries it is illegal to sell them without a doctor’s prescription.(Fitzhugh) “In 1886 a welsh cyclist is reputed to have died after drinking a blend of cocaine, caffeine and strychnine”(Morgan,Homfray)after .Doping in sports is bad because it negatively affects an individual’s health, can cause dangerous behaviors, and can impact an athlete’s ability to compete.
Athletes take steroids to try to boost their stamina and their performance but these steroids can have long-lasting physical effects.Fitzhugh emphasizes reasons “But people who use anabolic steroids take them in doses that are tens or even hundreds of times higher than natural hormone levels” (Fitzhugh). People are putting too many hormones in their body which causes their hormone levels to go up and it can be dangerous for them. Fitzhugh confirms “Side effects are most likely to be permanent in teenagers and women” (Fitzhugh) although “The unwanted side effects of anabolic steroids range from mild and temporary to severe and permanent, and are especially bad in women and teenagers”. Fitzhugh acknowledges this because it can cause acne, greasy hair, and oily skin and it makes the body to retain water and can lead to high blood pressure in both males and females and putting them at risk of heart disease. Teenagers need to be aware of the dangers because they can be…

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