Advantages Of Steroids Essay

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Now let’s focus on the benefits and side effects. We all know that steroids can cause serious side effect, but are there any benefits from taking them? Well, yes of course. They built muscle faster and it gets bigger then it would ever be. With steroids muscle recovery can come faster, much faster. A normal person when they work out, there going to break there muscle and it takes about 48 hours in between workouts for your muscles to recover. Anabolic steroids speed this process, so rather than taking 48 hours it may take only 24 hours. So you are able to work out more frequently, longer and more intense. Also, increases endurance, you can run for miles and you won’t even feel the pain and fatigue. That’s why long distance runners and cyclist …show more content…
Experts agree that the abuse in steroids comes with several undesirable effects, men may experiments the number of short cosmetic changes. They can include severe acne on the back as well as on the face. Also, the can create “men’s boobs” which is fat under the nipples causing the breast to swell. The testicles will shrink. For women the side effect are even worse including men’s patter balding, growth in facial hair and even permeant deepening of the voice. The breast may also shrink and clitoris enlarge. Other side effects are more debatable like aggression. Some steroid abusers report that they have committed aggressive acts, such as physical fighting or armed robbery, vandalism, or burglary. Some studies show that high dosage of testosterone can cause serious aggression problems. Steroids can make an aggressive person even more aggressive, unstable person even more unstable. Rich Piana a famous American bodybuilder said that steroids make him more aggressive. He had situations where he got very angry for no reason and became violent. Others disagree, saying that alcohol is by far worse that steroids when it comes to making a person …show more content…
“There are a lot of side effects of steroids. They are not good for you. It is like Russian roulette. Five people may take them and have no long-term problem. The sixth may end up dead.”(Mauter).
Steve Michalik was once a very famous bodybuilder he won several awards. But, he was a heavy abuser. One day he collapse on the stage, he was taken to the hospital and had tumor. Some steroids are shown to cause tumors and even cancer. Steve Michalik had it all: tumor, cancer, liver problem and heart attack. His veins were all plugged, because steroids increase cholesterol level. That can lead to heart attack.
Andreas Münzer was an Austrian professional bodybuilder, he was famous for his low body fat. During his carrier he used many drugs such as: growth hormone, insulin, anabolic steroids. However, everything comes with a price. Andreas was admitted to a hospital in March 1996. Doctors operated on him, but shortly afterwards his liver and then kidneys failed. They couldn’t do nothing and he died on the morning of March 14, 1996 at the age of 31. The autopsy gave the cause of death, his organs were shutting down. He had an extreme low body fat. The liver had numerous table-tennis-ball-sized

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