About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Abuse Of Anabolic Steroids Causes Acne In Bodybuilders

by Medindia Content Team on February 20, 2006 at 6:22 PM
Font : A-A+

Abuse Of Anabolic Steroids Causes Acne In Bodybuilders

The inappropriate use of anabolic steroids, more specifically anabolic androgen steroid (AAS) can lead to acne due to the stimulation of sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands present in the skin secrete a substance sebum into hair follicles and majority of the body surface.

Anabolic steroids are used to treat facial swelling linked to allergy and to treat unwanted weight loss in patients with HIV. Bodybuilders, however, often take as much as ten times the dosage prescribed for these legitimate treatments.

Advertisement

The report also said that doping is not rare in German fitness studios. In a survey taken at 113 facilities, 13.5 percent of the people who participated said they had taken AAS at least once.

--Edited IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Fermented Skin Care
Television Binge-Watching May Boost the Risk of Deadly Blood Clots
Western Diet may Augment the Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Acne Cannabis Drug Abuse Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine Skin Disease Anabolic Steroids Resting Metabolic Rate Rashes Symptom Evaluation Exfoliate Hidradenitis Suppurativa 
Recommended Reading
Acne
Acne vulgaris, popularly known as ‘pimples’ or ‘zits’ is a skin condition affecting most teenagers....
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic steroids can produce power- packed, adrenaline – pumping performances but they also reflect...
Cannabis
Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy pl...
Drug Abuse
The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or sub...
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) or Acne Inversa is severe form of chronic acne of the sweat glands whi...
Rashes Symptom Evaluation
The lesions in rashes vary from small skin discolorations to large fluid-filled bullae....
Resting Metabolic Rate
Understanding how metabolic process is regulated and what factors affect the same is crucial before ...
Skin Disease
Skin diseases also known as dermatologic disorders are many in number and so are their causes. The c...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)