Information About Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids are something that people do to bulk up. They are synthetic products that are similar to testosterone. People have also used them for medical reasons. Doctors will sometimes prescribe them to help with some forms of anemia and for men who don’t have enough testosterone in their system. Doctors don’t prescribe them though to healthy people who are wanting to build muscles. Without getting a prescription from a doctor you will find that steroids are illegal. You will find that there are many kinds of steroids. Some of the more common anabolic steroids out there are oxandrin, winstrol, and anadrol. Steroids on the street may be called juice or roids. Scientifically the name is anabolic-androgenic steroids. Androgenic means to increase male characteristics and anabolic means muscle building. Scientists though shorten it to anabolic steroids. Those using the steroids may take more than one kind. This is called stacking. Doing this is supped to get those using it bigger quicker. At first the user will take low doses of the drug and then slowly increase it to higher doses. After that they will slowly decrease the amount of steroids. There are some common side effects to taking steroids. It can make hair fall out, pimples come up, girls may grow beards, and boys may grow breasts. It can also cause hearts to clog, livers to form tumors on them, high blood pressure, oily skin, skin infections, and make people angry. Taking steroids has risks to it can can even be fatal. The drugs can weaken the immune system and thus make it hard to fight disease and germs. Steroids can make you moody and emotional. It can cause violent rages, mild depression, delusions, and other things that affects your mood. For those who get off of it after taking it for a long time it can effect your mood. It can cause symptoms of extreme tiredness, depression, and no desire to eat anything. As to why people use it even if it can cause side effects it is because they may want to get bigger muscles, lower body fat, or increase strength. They may also use it because they want to improve the way they look or how they play in sports. So as you can see taking this drug without your doctor’s consent is not only illegal but can cause a number of problems to your body. You should therefore decide if taking it is worth the risk.