WHAT IS IT?
Steroids is a synthetically produced versions of testosterone, the male hormone used to promote muscle growth, enhance athletic performance, and improve physical appearance.
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HOW IT IS TAKEN
- Injected intramuscularly
- Gels, creams, transdermal patches
- Tablets, sublingual-tablets and capsules
HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?
- Many effects depending on age, sex, the type, length of time used
- In males: stunts growth, acne, shrinks testicles, enlarges breasts
- In females: deepens voice, increases facial and body hair, acne, menstrual irregularities
- Dramatic mood swings, impaired judgment, increased levels of aggression and hostility
- Increased risk of heart disease, liver damage