Steroid hormones are synthetic chemicals that mimic those produced by the body. The hormones control bodily functions and are separated into various classifications such as adrenal, cortical, cardiac, bile salts, vitamins, and sex hormones.
The anabolic steroids that build muscle tissue are classified as sex hormones and stimulate the action of the male sex hormone testosterone. When released at the Appropriate time, testosterone has the natural effects of creating body size, bone size, body hair, sex organ maturation, and muscle tissue development.
Man-made chemicals make up the anabolic steroids that build muscle tissue. However, anabolic steroids have many negative side effects.
Anabolic steroids come in a variety of forms including tablets, capsules, and injectables.
Young people are the most susceptible to the side effects of these drugs which can irreversibly affect their growth and sexual development. Side effects are:
Anabolic steroids are legitimately used in the treatment of the elderly for osteoporosis and other diseases of the bones and muscles.
However, the abuse of anabolic steroids represents an ever-increasing problem. They are illegally used in many health clubs, spas, and black market situations and abused in professional, college, and high school athletics.