Harmful side effects of anabolic steroids in male users


A lot of body builders and professional athletes are into the use of steroidal products for the purpose of increasing their body strength or improving the physical output during any competitive sports act. But do you know that there is a wide range of side effects that can be caused due to irregular use or abuse of hormonal regulatory products? How bad are the effects? How long does they remain in your system? What is the extent of benefits that is expected out of that particular medication? Dietary supplementation products which help in regulating the hormonal functioning, majorly related to androgenecity and anabolic activities in the body, result in the improvement of muscle mass, increased power and stamina and high level of endurance. The working of anabolic steroids is similar to that of the naturally produced testosterone hormone. Synthetically manufactured steroidal or hormonal products do not have any sort of physical effects on the body. But for several reasons, these products are largely misused or abused by reputed weight lifters and body builders, which is why the government is getting stricter with the regulation of dietary medications for recreational purposes.

What are the major side effects noticed in male users?

Any type of weight loss supplementation or muscle building hormonal supplement will have a range of both positive and negative effects. It is left up to the user on how he or she is going to regulate the dosage cycle so as to extract maximum beneficial effects and minimum side effects from an anabolic compound. Men taking testosterone modulating synthetic supplements have been reported to experience aggression and irritability due to change in mental states and anxiety levels. The emotional, mental and physical levels of feelings are exploited badly when any steroidal product is carelessly misregulated.

Anabolic steroidal products do not directly target the brain cells to adversely affect them, instead they interfere with secretion and functioning of one of the most important neurotransmitters called dopamine. Many scientists have found an associated relation between the steroid and dopamine action and its result on the development of Parkinson’s disease and other disorders of the CNS (central nervous system). Dopamine and serotonin has huge impacts on the regulation of emotional and mental states and wellness. When they disrupted from their own cycle of synthesis due to steroidal action, the balance gets disturbed and you start experiencing abnormal mental diversions resulting in paranoia or dementia.

What are the physical adverse effects?

The adversities faced on the physical parameter can be put between ranges of mild to serious health effects. Moderate effects include:

  1. Acne
  2. More body hair
  3. Nausea
  4. High anxiety levels and depression

Some of the serious effects include:

  1. Liver damage
  2. Stunted growth
  3. Decrease in the size of testes
  4. Low libido and infertility due to poor sperm quality
  5. Erectile dysfunctions
  6. Prostate cancer
  7. Gynecomastia
  8. Male pattern baldness.

Thus apart from men who experience aggression and irritability, other people have different problems associated with steroidal use. Thus always consult a physician before taking any step.

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