Anabolic Steroids Should Be Used For Medical Purposes Essay

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The Effects of Anabolic Steroids Around three million adults use anabolic steroids in the United States and about 2.7-2.9 percent of those who are young adults have used steroids at least once during their lives. (Baker, Graham, Davies) Anabolic steroids are one of the three different types of steroids that also consist of corticosteroids and estrogenic steroids. Corticosteroids and estrogenic steroids are only beneficial for specific medical patients and have almost no abuse potential. (BE#9) The main purpose of anabolic steroids, which increase muscle and strength, is to be used in small dosages to help medical patients recover from diseases. (SC#11) (Clayton) Although anabolic steroids are only supposed to be used for medical purposes, many teenagers and adults use them to enhance muscle growth for recreational reasons. (BE#3) (Roza) The result from using anabolic steroids comes with many various side effects that have potential of altering both physical and mental aspects of life including: emotions, physical appearance, and social behavior. (SC#7) (Clayton) Anabolic-androgenic steroids, which are commonly referred to as anabolic steroids, imitate the male sex hormone testosterone that is produced naturally in both males and females. (Roza) However, testosterone levels are significantly higher in men in contrast to women. Testosterone is found in the testicles of males and the ovaries of females. Manly features in men- deepened voice, facial hair, large muscles, and…

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