Anabolic Steroid Use

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Published on October 12, 2007

Author: schwartzm

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What are anablolic steroids? Why do people use them? What effects do they have on the body? (10th grade Health)

Anabolic Steroid Use Champions At Any Price

Ben Johnson Tested positive Play race clip

Lyle Alzado & Bill Romanowski Admitted steroid users

Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits steroid use during his bodybuilding years

Ken Caminiti Admitted steroid user

Jason Giambi Admitted steroid user

Jose Canseco Admitted steroid user

Sammy Sosa Continues to deny steroid use

Barry Bonds Continues to deny steroid use

Steroids Anabolic Cortico

Anabolic

Cortico

Corticosteroids Synthetic (man-made) cortisone Used to treat: Allergies Asthma (bronchosteroids) Skin conditions

Synthetic (man-made) cortisone

Used to treat:

Allergies

Asthma (bronchosteroids)

Skin conditions

Anabolic Steroids Synthetic testosterone (“male hormone”) Testosterone is found in all people, but in larger amounts in males

Synthetic testosterone (“male hormone”)

Testosterone is found in all people, but in larger amounts in males

Testosterone Facts At puberty, the pituitary gland signals the production and release of testosterone. Testosterone causes Deepening voice Development of facial, underarm & pubic hair Broadening shoulders Enlargement of external sex organs Testes to begin producing sperm Increased muscular development

At puberty, the pituitary gland signals the production and release of testosterone.

Testosterone causes

Deepening voice

Development of facial, underarm & pubic hair

Broadening shoulders

Enlargement of external sex organs

Testes to begin producing sperm

Increased muscular development

Anabolic Steroids Used to treat Blood disorders Breast cancer Osteoporosis Increase muscle size, strength & speed When prescribed for these purposes, anabolic steroids are LEGAL!

Used to treat

Blood disorders

Breast cancer

Osteoporosis

Increase muscle size, strength & speed

When prescribed for these purposes, anabolic steroids are LEGAL!

Anabolic / Androgenic Steroids Anabolic – enhances tissue development Androgenic – produce masculine characteristics

Anabolic – enhances tissue development

Androgenic – produce masculine characteristics

Anabolic / Androgenic Steroids Because the body senses the higher levels of testosterone in the body, it stops producing the natural testosterone. This causes feminine characteristics to become apparent in men Breast development Testicular atrophy (shrinking)

Because the body senses the higher levels of testosterone in the body, it stops producing the natural testosterone.

This causes feminine characteristics to become apparent in men

Breast development

Testicular atrophy (shrinking)

Side effects in females Increased body hair, particularly on the face Changes in facial features Decrease in breast size Deepened voice – permanent Infertility

Increased body hair, particularly on the face

Changes in facial features

Decrease in breast size

Deepened voice – permanent

Infertility

Other Side Effects Scarring acne on back, chest & thighs Elevated cholesterol levels Increases risk of heart attack Liver problems Cancer Decreased immune system function Psychological problems – “roids rage”

Scarring acne on back, chest & thighs

Elevated cholesterol levels

Increases risk of heart attack

Liver problems

Cancer

Decreased immune system function

Psychological problems – “roids rage”

Pulled off teammate’s helmet and punched him in the left eye, ending his career. Busting Kerry Collins’ jaw in two places, knocking Collins out for the season and earning “Romo” a $20,000 fine--a hit Romo now says “was one that you dream about.” Spitting in the face of teammate J.J. Stokes and calling him a n*****. (allegedly). While at the bottom of a pile fishing for a loose ball, deliberately snapping the finger of Giants running back Dave Meggett. Roids Rage? You be the judge…

Pulled off teammate’s helmet and punched him in the left eye, ending his career.

Busting Kerry Collins’ jaw in two places, knocking Collins out for the season and earning “Romo” a $20,000 fine--a hit Romo now says “was one that you dream about.”

Spitting in the face of teammate J.J. Stokes and calling him a n*****. (allegedly).

While at the bottom of a pile fishing for a loose ball, deliberately snapping the finger of Giants running back Dave Meggett.

Famous Documented Cases

Lyle Alzado DEAD at age 42 of brain cancer.

Ben Johnson 100m World Record at 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics Gold medal and WR stripped due to positive steroid test

Ken Caminiti 1996 NL MVP DEAD at age 41 due to a heart attack

Using Other Supplements There are many “natural” substances available Many are not considered illegal HOWEVER, the long-term negative effects are not known. With hard work and dedication, you can still achieve your dreams without relying on drugs and supplements.

There are many “natural” substances available

Many are not considered illegal

HOWEVER, the long-term negative effects are not known.

With hard work and dedication, you can still achieve your dreams without relying on drugs and supplements.

Anabolic Steroid Use Champions At Any Price

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