आप सबके लिए “आपका ब्लॉग” तैयार है। यहाँ आप अपनी किसी भी विधा की कृति (जैसे- अकविता, संस्मरण, मुक्तक, छन्दबद्धरचना, गीत, ग़ज़ल, शालीनचित्र, यात्रासंस्मरण आदि प्रकाशित कर सकते हैं।

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गुरुवार, 3 जुलाई 2014

Exposing the myths behind steroids (II)


APEDs(Appearance and performance enhancing 


They come in the form of both anabolic steroids and unregulated dietary supplements .Steroids are synthetic testosterone -drugs developed for legitimate medical reasons that are misused by some to get bigger ,faster and stronger .Typical application methods are by pill ,cream ,gel ,patch or ,the most common ,injection .Legitimate steroids are created by pharmaceutical companies and delivered through hospitals and pharmacies via prescription ,while almost all "street"steroids come into the U.S.from Asia .Those typically arrive in a powder form and are mixed with various oils before before being put into vials for sale.For these illegal steroids ,no quality control is applied ,contamination is common and they may not be what the purchaser thinks they are -either the type of steroids or the dosage .Easy to purchase ,they are sold illicitly in gyms or online ;try an Internet search for "buy steroids "and you will find millions of links peddaling steroids .Taylor met his dealer at our local gym .

Dangers of anabolic steroids use  

Even pharmaceutical steroids can do serious damage to the body and the mind when not used properly under a doctor's guidance .The possible effects of continual unregulated abuse include :

Enlarged heart /increased risk of heart attack 

Water and salt retention leading to high blood pressure 

Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides 

Blood clotting disorders 

Liver cysts /liver cancer 

Increased chance of injury to tendons ,ligaments and muscles 

Jaundice ,trembling and aching joints 

Harm to musculoskeletal system -bones stop growing 


Severe depression 

Aggressive behavior 

Signs of steroid use  

There are a number of  signs that can help us spot a steroid user .The following list highlights the common symptoms of anabolic steroid use .


Fast weight gain /rapid increase in muscle mass 

Acne ,especially on the back 

Oily skin 

Puffiness in the rists ,neck and ankles

Male pattern hair loss 

Changes in breast size -larger for males (gynecomastia),smaller for females 

Deeper voice in females 

Facial hair growth in females 

Injection sites (blood spots on underwear)

Persistent bad breath


Sudden desire to work out at gym ,sometimes upto 2-3 times 

per day 

Becoming secretive and lying 

Stealing or losing belongings /money 

Paranoia -displaying feelings of mistrust or fear 

Mood swings 

Uncontrolled aggression and sudden acts of violence ,aka "roid 

Depression that is sometimes severe and may include thoughts of suicide 

Reckless behavior 

Giving away valuable possessions 

Drug and alcohol abuse 


(What can you do ?Pl read in Part III)

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