Anabolic steroids – Get your facts right!


What are anabolic steroids?

Anabolic steroids are drugs which are derived from testosterone, which is a male hormone.

Some are in tablet form and others are injected into muscle.

Some names of anabolic steroids are:

  • Andriol
  • Halotestin
  • Proviron
  • Sustanon
  • Primobolan
  • Deca-Durabolin

When you buy steroids from a gym or a dealer, you may actually be getting something totally different.

They may be drugs produced for use on animals or they may be fake or labelled incorrectly.

Some names of steroids which are made for use on animals are:

  • Stanozolol
  • Boldebal-H
  • Nandrabolin
  • Spectriol
  • Drive
  • Stanabolic

Risks of Using Anabolic Steroids

There are risks in using anabolic steroids in both injectable or tablet form.

Different drugs cause different side effects at different doses.

However, every time you use another steroid, increase the steroid dose and the longer you use steroids, the more chance you have of getting more side effects.

Anabolic steroids cause hormonal imbalances in the body.

Injecting anabolic steroids increases the risk of contracting blood-borne diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C.

The Effects of Steroids

Anabolic steroid users often say that they experience :

  • a feeling of euphoria (feeling high) or improved self esteem (feeling better about themselves).
  • Some may have mood swings, violent or aggressive behaviour (‘roid rages’), become paranoid or depressed.

If you think you are experiencing any of these side effects, you should discuss them with your doctor.

You may become psychologically dependent on anabolic steroids.

If this happens you may crave the steroids and find it very difficult to stop using them,even though you know they are affecting your health.

People addicted to steroids exhibit certain behaviors that cause them to put their drug use above all else.

Steroid Addiction!

Common behaviours linked to steroid addiction may include:

  • Prioritizing steroid use over potential health risks
  • Having cravings for steroids
  • Experiencing issues with family and friends due to drug use
  • Going to great lengths to find and get steroids

Many users overlook the addictive potential of anabolic steroids.

Even those who aren’t addicted to steroids may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drugs.

After taking steroids, the body becomes physically and emotionally dependent on the drugs.

The hormonal imbalances caused by steroids make quitting “cold turkey” dangerous for the user.

Headaches and muscle cramps are common physical withdrawal symptoms, but the most dangerous part is the psychological withdrawal.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Anabolic Steroids


Will anabolic steroids work better if I use more?

No. There is really no point in taking extra anabolic steroids when they have no extra effects on your build – and can certainly cause more side effects.


Are anabolic steroids used for medical reasons?

Yes. For example, Anabolic steroids are used to treat certain hormonal problems, where there is a deficiency of natural male hormones.

Body building or improvement to sporting performance are not medical reasons for using anabolic steroids.

Should I tell my doctor if I use anabolic steroids?

Yes ,we may discover early side effects from using anabolic steroids, which you may not have noticed.

We can also give you advice on how to decrease the side effects.

Other Related Articles:

Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

Hypogonadism (Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome)

Testosterone Gel (AndroGel)


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