Steroids are essential for body to fight with stress and to enhance body growth. These steroids are naturally produced in the body. Steroids are available in form of roids, juice, hype, weight trainers, gym candy, and pumpers. Steroids are being used as supplement but in fact, frequent use of these drugs can put side effects for users. People use steroids pills, gels, creams and injection in order to enhance their stamina to perform well in the relevant field. Steroids lead to numerous side effects, such as; hypertension, increased total cholesterol levels, acne, hair loss and baldness, gynecomastia, excessive hair growth, liver damage, and excessive growth of oral gums.
Use of anabolic steroids is common among athletes and sportsman. Artificial hormones are produced in the body through as the result of anabolic steroids. The male hormone, androgens, increases the functioning of testosterone. Male traits are developed in the male body due to testosterone. It also determines the level of aggression. Use of anabolic steroids provides same benefits to athletes.
Steroids are also available at food stores and gyms in form of steroidal supplements which contains dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and androstenedione. In some countries, people need to have prescription to buy steroidal supplements. Without prescription, its use is illegal. These steroids are promoting addiction like other prescribed medicines. Therefore, without having the permission from health care professionals, steroid use should not be allowed. Action should be taken against gyms where these steroids are being sold. Awareness-raising program should be conducted for health care professional and other community members for the prevention of prescribed drug abuse and steroid abuse.