Understanding Steroids

What you need to know?

Steroids are synthetic substances that mimic the effects of the hormone testosterone in the body. They are beneficial for medical purposes but can be harmful when used improperly.

Steroids

Here are some harmful side effects of using steroids:

Cardiovascular problems

Side effects:

Steroids can increase the risk of heart attacks, and stroke by increasing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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Liver damage

Side effects:

Steroids can cause damage to the liver, which can lead to serious health problems, including liver failure.

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Hormonal imbalances

Side effects:

Steroids can create hormonal imbalances, leading to mood swings, acne, and growth of breast tissues.

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Here are some of the potential benefits of USING steroids:

Treatment of inflammation

potential benefits:

Corticosteroids can be effectively used to treat a range of inflammatory conditions, such as asthma, arthritis, and allergies.

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Management of autoimmune diseases

potential benefits:

Corticosteroids can be effectively used to manage autoimmune diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc.

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Management of muscle wasting

potential benefits:

Anabolic steroids can also be used to manage muscle wasting caused by diseases like cancer and AIDS.

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