Just like with substances such as cocaine or heroin , abusing steroids can pose serious threats to your health and wellbeing. You become more likely to develop hypertension, kidney disease, liver disease, high cholesterol and heart damage. Men will notice hair loss, shrunken testicles and infertility. Some may even develop woman-like breasts. Your risk of prostate cancer is also elevated. Women, on the other hand, will notice a shrinking of the breasts, genital swelling, hair loss, a deepening of the voice and menstrual problems. Both sexes are placed at risk for developing diabetes as well.
This lack of knowledge regarding types of steroids is a large part of the problem when it comes to steroid law, especially in countries such as the United States. When these laws are shaped and formed doctors are often called to back the legislation through their expertise; well, if you’re calling a group of doctors to the stand who have little to no knowledge regarding types of steroids how do you think this will turn out? Then of course you have the fact that generally only doctors who are known to have little knowledge are called upon to speak; take Doctor Gary Wadler, an adamant opponent to anabolic steroids who has openly admitted before congress that “we” referring to the medical population, know very little. The lack of knowledge by congress and the medical field and their desire to only call upon those who lack this knowledge is really only part of the problem; to go into full detail we’d need a spreadsheet a mile long.