Anabolic Steroids In Sports

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The use of anabolic steroids in sports has had its positive impact on athlete’s performance and the sport itself, especially its impact on enhancing some of the athlete’s physical characteristics and helping them to go beyond their limits so that they can overcome naturally talented athletes. Anabolic steroids and PEDS are sold to athletes to allow them look, perform and feel better after heavy workouts (Livestrong 2015). PEDS Supporters believe that there is probably no athlete alive at any level of competition that has not considered using steroids at least in some point of their career. For instance, any normal person when they workout, they are going to break down their muscles and it usually takes about 48 hours in between workouts for …show more content…
Many doctors say yes, but how dangerous, doctors disagree. If you take more than the physiologic dose, the results can be dramatic. There are arguments that support the idea that steroids have affected athletes’ health and the society. Steroids have destroyed some athletes’ lives causing damage to them and their families as well.
According to Dr. Wadler, anabolic steroids can cause diseases among human race, on one hand, males may suffer from breast growth, shrinking of testicles and low sperm count/infertility which make them unable to have children. On the other hand, Females will experience some serious health problems like voice deepening, growth of facial hair and male pattern baldness (ESPN
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Steve Michalik believed that steroids helped him buy something priceless, the pinnacle of bodybuilding. Afterwards, he realized the effects of steroids on his body, steroids can form tumors on the kidney which decreases its function, as the body loses its ability to filter the blood so that toxins will build up leading to fluid retention, increase in blood pressure and eventually kidney failure (ESPN 2010). But even more alarming is the effect of steroids on the heart. A catalogue of life threatening diseases, Steve Michalik has had them all, he said all his organs were shutting down one by one, all his arteries were blocked and he had no blood going to his heart. Finally, he collapsed on the stage in one of the competitions then he went to the hospital where he found that he had two baseball- sized tumors on his liver (USAtoday 2007). Furthermore, he embodied what many scientists believed; on the outside a steroid user might just look bigger, more muscular but on the inside, doctors believe that they may be dying and suffering from extreme diseases in their inner organs. Similarly, in the short term steroids may build your body but in the long run you will pay a price and sometimes the price is life itself. In 2012,

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