Anabolic-androgenic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. The main purpose of anabolic steroids is to gain strength and muscle very quickly and faster than any other drug enhancement.
As a result, testicular size is reduced within three months of androgen administration Alen and Suominen, According to Doweiko, long-term use of steroids results into increase in levels of low-density lipoprotein whereas the levels of high-density lipoproteins in the body are suppressed Finally, anabolic steroids have been used legitimately for several clinical purposes such as muscle wasting or hypogonadal related diseases.
Thus, for the adolescent athlete using anabolic steroids the risk of premature epiphyseal plate closure may exist. Anabolic steroids are taken orally or injected, typically in cycles of weeks or months, rather than continuously, in patterns called cycling.
Other studies have failed to show additive effects of anabolic steroid administration and LVH in resistance-trained athletes Palatini et al.
Results from laboratory tests revealed that those who were using steroids had significant imbalances of gynecomastia and testicular atrophy hormones in their bodies. One study has shown that high doses of anabolic steroids decrease the degradation and increase the synthesis of type I collagen Parssinen et al.
In sports there are many different forms of cheating. In many countries, the use of steroids is controlled by public health officers or medical practitioners.
In contrast to men, many of these adverse events in the female anabolic steroid user may not be transient Pavlatos et al.
Interestingly, the results of this study were not uniform across the subjects.