the proper funding and support is available. Why do Professional Athletes Jeopardize Their Careers for Steroids? Maybe the human body can only physically be pushed so far before it hits a brick wall, Perhaps, we are seeking the impossible from our bodies physically and mentally. As a modern society, we put great pressures on one another, and then when we humans inevitably break under the pressure, we punish and impose shame on one another. Using anabolic steroids will never be an acceptable thing in my opinion. Those who are found guilty of using performance enhancement drugs should be ashamed of themselves, they should be stripped from any titles or high- ranking achievements they have earned during the usage of any drug. But, those who are found guilty of steroids usage should be given second chances to fix their mistake. Many people 5
THE USE OF STEROIDS think highly of professional athletes, and us as a society we always set a lot of expectations and high hopes and athletes don not want to let anyone down, especially not their fans or most importantly themselves. This is the main reason why professional athletes seek for support and enforcement from performance enhancing drugs, to make sure they do not let anyone down and meet the expectations that people have set for them. The Different Types of Steroids Some steroids users use the pill form of steroids; steroids pills have a lot of different shapes and brands. Steroids pills are the safest way to take the drug, but it could also cause many kidney issues, most importantly kidney failure. Others use hypodermic needles to inject steroids directly into the muscle, it is the fastest and most efficient way to get the most out of the drug. Many steroids users take two different kinds combined. It is known to help get better results faster than using a single drug at a time, and that is where the danger begins. Stacking two or more different kinds of steroids means taking more doses of the drug than prescribed. This could eventually cause strokes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure. The liver can grow tumors and develop different kinds of cancer that could be fatal to the user. There are many different types of steroids, the most common steroids taken today are anadrol , oxandrin , dianabol , winstrol , deca- durabolin , and equipoise (WebMD, 2017). Why We Should Not Use Steroid? The answer to this question is easy, we should not use any form of Steroids because they are illegal substances. If performance enhancing drugs were any good to the human body they would have been sold on the shelves of GNC stores and other supplements retailers. Steroids are banned from being sold in almost every country in the world, including the United States. Without a doctor’s prescription for a medical condition, it is against the law to possess steroids in 6
THE USE OF STEROIDS any shape or form. Federal and state laws can be really punishing when it comes to selling and possessing steroids, time will be served for violators of the law and large fines will also be placed on users and sellers of the drug. Why would anyone want to go through all the trouble and legal charges for a performance enhancing drug? Aside from all the legal trouble and
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- Spring '18
- Paultte Petkovich
- Anabolic steroid