Anabolic steroids are the man-made or designer steroids of the Testosterone which is a male sex hormone. Anabolic steroids are synthesized for those, who can not produce enough amount of natural androgens (testosterones). Testosterone helps to produce male secondary sex characteristics such as puberty, growth of facial hair and muscle growth. Anabolic steroids are used to treat hormonal imbalance, delayed puberty in boys and hypogonadism. Commonly used anabolic steroids include anadrol, dianabol, winstrol and many more.
Muscle builders usually use anabolic steroids either in the form of pop pills or they directly inject steroids into their muscles. Injection steroids include testex, NPP and primo steroids. People apply them on skin in the form of gels or creams. In the form of pills, they’re consumed orally. Oral steroids include cheque, proviron or virilon.
Anabolic steroids are very helpful in maintaining appropriate amounts of testosterones. They effect on testosterone receptors as a result of which testosterone works to produce male characteristics.
Mainly, anabolic steroids when injected, result in increased muscle strength.
The main goal of producing steroids is for the males who have problems in muscles or have puberty issues. But some people misuse them for the sake of increasing strength. Their misuse can lead to kidney or liver damage, high blood sugar levels, high blood pressure and increases risks of cardiovascular diseases. In male, steroids misuse can cause reduced sperm count, risk of cancer, pattern baldness and breast development. Females who misuse steroids suffer from excessive facial hair growth, decrease in the size of breasts or an imbalance in menstrual cycle.
A person can become addicted to steroids as a result of using them, no matter how the consequences are. Once they start using them, they cannot stop them and become addicted to them. Addiction to them produces symptoms like anxiety depression, anorexia and fatigue.