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Examples of Steroids


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-10 12:56:14
Steroids are drugs that are legally and illegally sold. They"re mostly used by males. Young males usually use it if they play sports.

One effect is having an increase in body weight. You may also have an increase in muscle strength and enhanced athletic performance. You could have an increase in physical endurance.

If you take an overdose of steroids, you could have a quick weight and muscle gain, and always want to pick fights. You could also get a severe skin rash.

Some examples of steroids are:

* Anabolic steroids (Androgenic)
o The type of steroids most likely to be misused are the Anabolic steroids.
o Anabolic steroids are related to male sex hormones, like testosterone. “Anabolic" refers to muscle-building or protein building, and “androgenic" refers to increased masculine characteristics. “Steroids" refers to the class of drugs. “Testosterone" is found in the testes in men and in small amounts in the ovaries of woman. It is used by the body to controls blood pressure, appetite, and effects moods.
o There are over 100 types of Anabolic steroids - all need a prescription.
o Anabolic steroids are used to encourage the development of muscle tissue, increase strength, reduce swelling, and increase muscle size. They are used to treat conditions that occur when the body produces abnormally low amounts of testosterone: ex. anemia, delayed puberty and some types of sexual dysfunction’s (impotence).
o They are also be used in the treatment of cancer (leukemia, breast), mental disorders, severe burns, and for treating diseases that result in a loss of lean muscle mass.

* Corticosteroids
o The body naturally produces this steroid in the adrenal glands. The brain regulates the level cortisol in the body. The use of steroid medicines may affect the natural production of this steroid within the body. As our bodies relate to anxiety and stress, cortisol keeps us from becoming sick.
o Cortisols are used to treat asthma, and other chronic lung diseases, as corticosteroids work well to reduce inflammation and swelling, and in slowing the production of mucus that can block the airways and lungs. Steroid creams can help relieve skin itching after cancer radiation treatment.

* Estrogens (Oestrogens) and Progesterones
o Estrogens and Progesterones are related to the female sex hormones, they are “estrogenic" - Responsible for the development of secondary sexual characteristics in women (puberty) and maintaining the female reproductive system. Progesterones are used for treatment of advanced breast cancer and premenstrual syndrome. Birth control pills contain synthetic estrogen and/or progesterones.

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