Last Updated on Feb 18, 2016

Health Risks

Generally people take steroids to enhance their physical appearance and to improve strength and endurance. But ironically steroids can have adverse side effects.

Some of the harms that commonly affect men and women include:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Acne
  • Tremor/nausea/vomitting
  • Mood swings
  • Periodic bouts of uncontrollable anger (referred to as ‘roid rage’)
  • Paranoia, delusions, depression leading to suicidal thoughts
  • Jaundice/liver damage
  • Urinary problems
  • Pain in the joints
  • Edema
  • Harmful modifications in the levels of cholesterol
  • Modification in the left ventricle of the heart, with serious implications
  • Increased risk of developing heart realted complications/stroke
  • Increased risk of developing some forms of cancers
  • Reckless needle usage among AAS users can increase the risk of developing AIDS or bacterial endocarditis.

For men:

  • Breast development
  • Testicular shrinkage / Sterility
  • Prostrate enlargement
  • Impotence or lack of libido
  • Experiencing pain when urinating
  • Male- pattern premature balding

For girls/women:

  • Development of male charecteristics such as facial hair, deep voice and excessive muscular growth
  • Reduction of breasts/Enlargement of the clitoris
  • Menstural changes


dontdodrugs Tuesday, June 20, 2017


DanielMack Friday, April 24, 2015

Very informative article! Steroids offer various and significant benefits in the world of medicine. The drugs most notably serve as part of effective treatments for not just cancer and other muscle deteriorating diseases, but also help treat Alzheimer’s disease, hormonal disorders, asthma, kidney problems, Bell’s palsy and facial paralysis.

baloch Thursday, December 13, 2012

i am a 26 year old male and i suffer from an unrecognized disease which caused a serious gait disorder and my flesh is reducing day by day from my legs can you please help me with some information regarding anabolic steroids which one to use and how to use thankyou

AkshaySaxena Friday, November 2, 2012

Does any one know which doctor 2 go 2 if one wishes 2 consult for anabolic steroid use? I mean endocrinologist or pysician or what? I live near delhi. Any advise. I am fully awar of side affects of steroids. So please dont advise on that.

prema Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Don't take these hormones to build muscles. They make you prone cancers of the liver and hepatitis The side effects can lead to death. I know someone who is a victim.

MCSWISHER Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bullshit if he is taking steroids in proper dosages along with proper diet there is little to no unwanted side effects. This can be proven

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