Heavy price for small gains, STEROIDS.
Steroids are an interesting topic. It’s effective for bodybuilding and that’s why its hard for people serious about bulking up to NOT try it. It helps build muscle, cut fat, improve appetite and helps speed up recovery. It is Testosterone itself. The main molecule.
But, what needs to be understood is that steroid usage is both science and art. Unless you get it right, it’s better not to try it at all. And trust me, it’s way too complicated and even professional bodybuilders suffer consequences of getting it wrong. Let’s look at some bad stuff steroids do and some huge fellows who suffered abusing it:
Hormonal imbalances: A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism in 2001 found that high doses of testosterone can suppress the production of gonadotropins, which are hormones that stimulate the production of testosterone and other sex hormones. This can lead to hormonal imbalances and associated symptoms, such as infertility and impotence.
Liver damage: A study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in 2017 reviewed the evidence on the liver damage caused by anabolic steroids. The study found that long-term use of anabolic steroids can cause liver damage, including liver tumours and liver failure.
Cardiovascular problems: A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2014 reviewed the evidence on the cardiovascular effects of anabolic steroids. The study found that anabolic steroid use is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. This is because anabolic steroids can cause changes in cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and the structure of the heart and blood vessels.
Mood and behavioural changes: A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research in 2013 reviewed the evidence on the psychological effects of anabolic steroids. The study found that anabolic steroid use is associated with a range of mood and behavioural changes, including aggression, irritability, and depression. These effects can be particularly pronounced in individuals who are predisposed to mental health problems.
Musculoskeletal problems: A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research in 2016 reviewed the evidence on the effects of anabolic steroids on bone and muscle tissue. The study found that anabolic steroid use can lead to a range of musculoskeletal problems, including muscle weakness, joint pain, and bone loss. This is because anabolic steroids can interfere with the body’s natural processes for building and maintaining bone and muscle tissue.
Here are five cases of bodybuilders who suffered because of steroid abuse:
Andreas Munzer: A bodybuilder who died at the age of 31 due to multiple organ failure caused by steroid abuse.
Greg Kovacs: A bodybuilder who suffered a heart attack at the age of 44, likely due to long-term steroid use.
Mohammed Benaziza: A bodybuilder who died at the age of 33 from a heart attack caused by steroid abuse.
Rich Piana: A bodybuilder who died at the age of 46 from heart failure, which was attributed to his long-term use of steroids.
Dallas McCarver: A bodybuilder who died at the age of 26 from a heart attack caused by an enlarged heart, which was likely due to steroid abuse.
So, Is it worth it?. I don’t think so…don’t lose what you have for what you dream…especially when what you dream can be achieved in the safest way. Do you know that there are harmless supplements that can together increase your testo to insane levels?. More on this later. But, you get the point right…avoid steroid abuse. You are fine.