What is there was something that you could take that would cut body fat, increase strength, and give you the body you wanted; but there is one catch, you only have invest half the time as you would without it. Sounds like a good deal, a short-term approach to being able to run fast and longer, lift more, and looked better. Why wouldn’t we want people to be able to take this substance, it seems that there are no real short-term draw backs to having a body like the movie stars. I have been working on my argument paper this week and have been arguing the use of steroids is a rea life short-termism approach to health. Those that take steroids are able to lift more, run fast, and look much larger than those that do not take steroids, but there have been some interesting findings about the effects of steroids. I have been reading a lot of different articles about steroid use and the long-term damage that they can have on people’s bodies.
For starters steroids are synthetic testosterone that can either be injected directly into the blood stream, injected through pill form, or can be applied as a cream that is absorbed through the skin. Some short-term side effects of using steroids are increased acne, body hair growth, balding, and psychological changes (depression is the most common). An interesting finding that I have read about in numerous articles is that all of the short-term side effects of steroids are reversible in males, but the deeper voice, balding, and sexual organ mutations are not reversible in females. Kind of a catch 22, you take steroids to make your body look better only to have to do more to fight against the side effects that damage your body image.
Some of the long-term side effects that have been listed in steroid users are stomach ulcers, tumors on the live, kidney, and stomach, and more common is the increase of heart failure. After watching a Nation geographic special on steroids I learned that steroids increase the body’s production of bad cholesterol and decreased the body’s production of good cholesterol, this dangerous side effect leads to heart attacks or strokes. It would appear that the short-term investment in steroids has not only short-term negative side effects but can have a much more dangerous life threatening long-term side effects.