2017, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part H
Steroids and Sports
Author(s): Kawaljit Kaur
Abstract: In today's time every sportspersons wants to be perfect in sports but human body has some limitations to perform sports activity. Some of our players are using the medicines to enhance the performance. In sports some of the medicines are also harmful in long term. There are certain changes in the body which are discussed in the study. Anabolic steroids (synthetic versions) is male testosterone hormone will cause a lean muscle mass in body to increase their muscle mass and strength and promote muscle building. Steroids and related hormones (such as testosterone) are used to increase muscle mass and strength by promoting testosterone production. But these include the penis, testicles, muscle mass, deep voice and facial hair. The abuse of steroids is most common among professional athletes and bodybuilders. Teenagers and adults who feel they need to look muscular Steroids can take the form of tablets, capsules or inject able liquids, depending on the brand affecting their health. This psychological dependence can lead to depression, anger or anxiety if access to steroids is denied, even temporarily. For men steroids affect testicle and penis shrinkage, reduced sperm count, impotence, prostate problems, gynaecomastia (breast development) and baldness. And in women loss of the menstrual cycle (amenorrhea), shrunken breasts, deepened voice, facial and body hair, and abnormal growth of the clitoris. Treatment options for drug addiction include detoxification, individual counseling and group therapy. Their family, doctor, sports psychologist can help them to overcome.
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