The Negative Impacts of Anabolic Steroids on Human Body

Anabolic steroids have been used by a lot of people because of the positive benefits that they implement on the human body. These are the substances that have a lot of potentials to increase the muscle mass and reduce the excess body fat from the human body. Most of the athletes and the body builders make an immense use of these anabolic steroids in order to build their body mass. These people just know the positive effects of the anabolic steroids on their body but they are unaware of the fact that these substances are largely affecting their body in a negative way and are destroying their internal organs.

The abuse of anabolic steroids can have the negative impacts on both the men and women bodies. These drugs are totally unsafe and unhealthy for both of them and can cause serious health issues. It has been reported that these anabolic drugs can be a major cause of heart-related problems and liver cancers. Some of the side effects of anabolic steroids can be reversed after the consumer stops consuming the drugs. But, the dangerous fact of using the anabolic steroids is that some of the negative effects produced by these substances are irreversible. If you’re sure that you will use the anabolic steroid in every condition, then it is strongly suggested that you must get a medical prescription from your doctor. The anabolic steroids are able to badly affect the human body by destroying various systems of it. The effects of anabolic steroids on the systems of the human body are as follows.

Hormonal System

In the human body, the normal synthesis and the release of hormones are greatly altered by the consumption of anabolic steroids. The anabolic drugs can cause both the temporary and permanent changes in the human body. Testicular Atrophy and impaired production of sperms are temporary changes that these drugs produce in the male body. While there are some conditions in the male body that cannot be reversed after the consumption of anabolic steroids and that include Gynecomastia and pattern baldness.

It has been estimated by the studies of the researchers that the utilization of anabolic steroids has affected 50% of the bodybuilders with gynecomastia and testicular atrophy. For the females who consume anabolic steroids, these drugs can make their body able to develop some of the attributes that are normally found in male bodies. Moreover, the consumption of these steroids can make their voice become deep, breasts to reduce, their clitoris enlarges, and their skin becomes rougher. Abnormal growth of body hair is also a serious issue that can be faced by the women consuming anabolic steroids.

Musculoskeletal System

The intake of anabolic steroids also has the harsh effects on the musculoskeletal system of the human body. High level of sexual hormones and testosterone can cause the growth of human body to stop. It can also be understood from the fact that the growth of body stops during puberty. Growth may stop when the anabolic steroids are ingested at the earlier ages of childhood or before puberty. The main reason behind the stoppage of growth in the human body is that these anabolic steroids contain a high level of sexual hormones. After the growth stops at an early age, the musculoskeletal system will be affected in a way that it has not been provided with enough time to grow.

Cardiovascular System

There are many cardiovascular diseases that can be caused by the intake of anabolic steroids. The number of deaths due to heart attack has largely increased in athletes who have abused anabolic steroids. By reducing the level of high-density lipoprotein and increasing the level of low-density lipoprotein in the blood, anabolic steroids have enhanced the risks of cardiovascular diseases. This imbalance of proteins can cause Atherosclerosis in the consuming body. In this condition of Atherosclerosis, the lipids and fats are greatly deposited in the blood vessels. This can cause the diameter of blood vessels to decrease. In this situation, the risk of heart attack is greatly increased.


The abuse of Anabolic steroids can cause a liver condition named “Peliosis Hepatis”. In this condition, cysts are formed in the liver. There is also a chance that a tumor might be produced in the liver due to the consumption of anabolic steroids. If these tumors and the cysts rupture, the liver can suffer from heavy damage. These dangerous tumors are able to affect the normal hormonal process of human body.

Other Infections

Most of the people take anabolic steroids in the form of injections. With the substance abusers, the sharing of injections is very common. This sharing of anabolic steroid injections can cause the sharing of contamination. In this way, many diseases can spread through the sharing of contaminated needles of injections. Viral infections can also be caused by the sharing of contaminated needles. These viral infections include HIV and HPV that can be passed from one user to another. Endocarditis is also a bacterial infection that is most likely to be developed in the steroid abusers. Due to this bacterial infection, the inner linings of heart might suffer from inflammation.

If you are on your way to use any of the anabolic steroids, you should consider using the ones that have less negative impacts on the human body. There are alternatives of these anabolic steroids that are powerful and effective for bulking and cutting cycles. These alternatives do not have any side effect on the human body.