Anabolic steroids can increase the risk of premature death in men. This warning is true for the thousands of visitors of gymnasiums who use these drugs to increase muscle mass.
Men who regularly use androgenic anabolic steroids, like the drugs based on testosterone, may face an increased risk of premature death. To such conclusion scientists from University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Consumers of anabolic steroids mortality is increased three times,compared to those who do not use any synthetic or natural androgens. In addition, the active use of anabolic steroids is also associated with a marked increase in the number of hospitalizations, which is the result of side effects of these drugs. The most common side effects also include acne, gynecomastia, and erectile dysfunction or impotence.
All these negative phenomena develop at the moment when a man finishes to introduce yourself in the body testosterone. Because of the huge doses of this hormone, the body itself ceases to produce testosterone, and when there is a cancellation, the level of the male hormone drops to almost zero. Meanwhile, it is from testosterone dependent libido and erection, clean the skin and muscle mass. While low testosterone increases levels of the female hormone estrogen, which can lead to gynecomastia that is, the formation of a female breast. Many professional athletes have to take testosterone almost continuously, making short breaks, but it is very dangerous for the heart.
The study authors compared the 545 men who had used androgenic anabolic steroids, with 5 450 representatives of the stronger sex who had not used these drugs. In forming the study’s conclusions into account other factors that could affect the risk of premature death and other health problems. (READ MORE)