Swollen or puffy face This common side effect, sometimes described as a round or face, is caused by water retention. Severe acne Steroids can either cause acne (especially on the upper back, shoulders, arms, and face) or make existing acne worse. Rapid weight gain Users can gain between 5 and 10 kg (11 to 22 lb.) during the first 6 to 12 weeks. Personality changes Your child may experience extreme mood swings from bursts of anger known as ‘roid rage, to near euphoria. Jaundice The eyes and skin become yellow, indicating liver disease. Premature hair loss Certain steroids can cause hair thinning or even balding. Obsessions Users may be preoccupied with their image, body, and the foods they eat. For more information, contact your local drug addiction centre, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, or the Drug Awareness Program of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.Page 3 of 3
Excerpted from Understanding Your Teen: Ages 13 to 19 by Christine Langlois. Excerpted, with permission by Ballantine Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Testosterone is primarily a male sex hormone, but both men and women produce a certain amount of it naturally. It is responsible for growth and development of the male sex organs and for the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics in both genders, such as facial hair and breasts. In women, it also helps maintain bone density and muscle mass.
Anabolic steroids are a synthetic version of testosterone that were developed to treat medical conditions like muscle-wasting diseases and hormone imbalances, but healthy individuals figured out that they could use them to increase their muscle mass, strength, and aggression, and decrease body fat.
I had advantages to claim regarding bodybuilding canada a couple of days ago. The effects of using anabolic steroids go way beyond bigger, faster muscles. Read on to learn about the toxic effects that anabolic steroid use can have on the human body….
Athletes must remember that anabolic agents are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Those who are caught using steroids are typically given a minimum 2-year sanction to reflect the blatant attempt at cheating that steroid use represents. A sanction means no training, practicing, or competing with your teammates in any and all sports. A sanction is also likely to mark your permanent record. Sanctions are made public and will probably affect your attempts to advance in life. In addition, anabolic steroids that are procured outside of a pharmacy were likely made in unsanitary, uncontrolled environments with low-grade ingredients which are frequently bulked up with fillers like motor oil or baby oil.
Side effects like back acne and bloating have become synonymous with steroid use. Users can show other signs such as: