As many people know anabolic steroids helps people gain muscle or weight. But many people fail to see the real purpose of steroids. Steroids are used to treat many conditions which the body's defense system fail to protect. Steroids can help save your organs and life-saving. but when doctors give steroids by mouth or IV it can be dangerous. "When doctors give steroids by mouth or IV, they cannot be sure an adequate amount will eventually reach the problem area." (Steroids to treat Arthritis). While some people over use steroids secretly some people need to use it daily for their day to day lives.
Anabolic steroid abuse has been related with a wide range of side effects of physically unattractive, such as acne and to others it is life threatening. For example, voice deepening can happen to women. Some health effects that can happen are HIV/AID, cancer, tumors, and serve acne and cysts. This can eventually cause the flow of your blood to stop which can cause death. "Steroids also increase the risk that blood clots will form in blood vessels, potentially disrupting blood flow". As seen many steroids abusers will have these many problem if still used often.
As more and more people begin to use steroids the more people begin to act differently. Some people may think that people that use steroids are just aggressive and they want to be "high". The difference is that steroids do not trigger increases in the brain chemical dopamine, the chemical that casues people to have that "high" feeling. In actuality anabolic steroids can cause people moods to change to paranoia, jealousy, and irritability. "Extreme mood swings can also occur, including "roid rage"—angry feelings and behavior that may lead to violence." (Anabolic Steroids). As you can see steroids can causes people to act weirdly and behave differently.
There are many different kinds of steroids, some of which were made for improvement , while others are used for medical use. Corticosteroids are the types of steroids that your doctor will tell you to use if you have asthma, or a rash. The most known corticosteroid is called prednisone. Topical corticosteroids are steroids you can find in many drug stores. Most have it with them to treat anything from bug bites and to rashes from poison ivy. Anabolic steroids, are the types of steroids most related with athletes. But, not all steroids are used to help gain muscle. "Doctors may prescribe testosterone or other compounds to treat conditions like low testosterone in men (Low-T) or to help people who have AIDS, cancer" (Different Types of Steroids). While most people think that all steroids are used for gaining muscle and improving its also a life saver.