Sportsmen, across the world, have been finding one reason or another to remain close to legal anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs these days. This is not just because these efficiency improving medications help them stand above the competition and deliver consistent results over a time period, but also because clinically advised use of genuine steroids does not lead to adverse reactions while helping sportsmen secure or retain their place in professional sport teams. However, the use of steroids may cause to adverse reactions in the lack of qualified information or when the purchased steroids are of low quality.

Most steroid users fail to realize that there is a very little difference of difference between use of steroids and abuse of steroids. While genuine use of steroids is always clinically advised and regulated, illegal use of steroids is all about using these efficiency improving medications in the lack of or contravention to medical advice and regulations.

When abused, anabolic steroids may cause adverse reactions that may be mild or severe or reversible or permanent in nature. The misuse of steroid drugs by men can cause complications such as gynecomastia, fluid retention, and enlargement of prostate. The abuse of steroids may even cause cataract, Cushing’s syndrome, muscle wasting, brittle bones, over-increased aggression, delays in injury healing, premature baldness, appetite changes, menstrual problems, and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS, if steroids are taken through shared needles.

Moreover, abuse of these drugs may lead to steroid side effects such as hypertension and kidney damage or liver damage in some cases. Indiscriminate or long lasting use of steroid drugs may even result in production of unstable toxic items in our bodies, which may injure the liver or restrict its ability of removing steroids from the bloodstream and changing them into items that could be readily removed through urine or the bile.