Essay on Athletes Sports Athletes Use Steroids

1648 Words Apr 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Plenty of Athletes in sports today use steroids. Not all of them get caught, but when they do it’s a big price to pay. Most athletes think steroids are worth the risk, but they really aren’t. Although steroids help a minority of professional athletes increase their physical strength and performance, the media reports show professional sports are dominated by the majority who use steroids to get an advantage. Many athletes use steroids, and drug test are always catching people. Most healthy males produce less than 10 milligrams of testosterone a day and females produce testosterone but only in minute amounts. But some athletes can use up to hundreds of milligrams per day, for going over the normally prescribed amount for legitimate medical purposes. They do not improve your agility, skill, or your cardiovascular capacity. When you stack while taking steroids unsupervised the effects of it can be irreversible or undetected until it’s too late.
Steroids are used to increase growth hormones in the body and build muscle faster (“Fitness’). Anabolic steroids are drugs that are derivatives of testosterone (‘Fitness”). A hematocrit of 25% means that there are 25 milliliters of red blood cells in 100 milliliters of blood (“Fitness”). Amphetamine is a common stimulate used by athletes that is addictive and will quickly increase their performance as it makes the nervous system more active (“Fitness”). Tetrahydrogestrinone is an artificial anabolic steroid used by many athletes to…

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