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Negative Effects of Steroids

The intent of this essay is to show that steroids have many negative effects and that steroids, and other natural supplements, should be closely studied by the FDA. This essay will also support the claim that the professional sports industry needs to eliminate steroid use and set a good example for younger athletes.

Over one million American seek short cuts to larger muscles and greater endurance with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Steroids are drugs that act like chemical in the body. Most steroids are transformed into testosterone when they enter the body. Testosterone is a male growth hormone. While user may gain short-term results, they are seriously shortchanging
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Other clinical uses focus on the tissue building and anti-catabolic effects, such as in the treatment of burn victims, AIDS, or HIV positive patients, or patients malnourished from disease or old age (Bellino 1).

Probably one of the most well known ways for using steroids other than for the building of muscle for competition is for it's quick healing results of inflamed or swollen joints after just a few days of use. Today, pharmaceutical companies make dozens of different corticosteroid drugs to treat allergies, asthma, skin inflammations, arthritis, and connective-tissue diseases such as lupus (Bellino 1).

The most well known reason for people using steroids is for the quick muscle growth. Anabolic steroids have been around for 40 years. At first they were hailed for their ability in improving strength and stamina but now they are condemned as unnatural and dangerous to the health of an athlete, particularly younger ones (Bellino 2).

Throughout the history of sports, athletes have looked for ways to gain an edge over the competition. If done the right way athletes enhance their performance through vigorous training and practice. As the years have progressed some athletes have decided that this isn't enough. They have tried to further their athletic skills though drug use (Denham 362).

Steroids are one of the main drugs

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