9 ways anabolic steroids are harmful to your body

A few months ago, we all saw a popular actor’s much-publicised ‘transformation’ video. At the beginning of the video, we see the pudgy and out-of-shape actor, who gained 28 kg for a role, transform into a bulky and fit form in a matter of six months. It was an incredible feat, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t amazed!
Close on the heels of that video, a YouTuber named Ranveer Allahabadia who goes by the screen name Beer Biceps released a response video. In it, he speculated that such a drastic in such a short span of time is impossible without a little help from anabolic steroids. Although he applauded the actor for his hard work and discipline, he also said that these actors could mislead the youth into thinking that physical transformation is possible within a matter of months. Athletes and actors often supplement their workout routine with steroids. The lure of big muscles and enhanced performances often make them ignore the horrible side effects that come with them. Here are some of the devastating side effects of taking anabolic steroids. Read fitness expert Justin Woltering’s tips for insane muscle growth.

Changes in the shape of the heart
Steroids could cause you a change of heart, literally! Studies have proven that prolonged use of anabolic steroids can alter the structure of a person’s heart, which can mess with its contraction and relaxation functions. [1] Steroid usage can also possibly cause an increase in the heart’s size and trigger future heart failure. [2]
Liver diseases and cancer
Your liver is responsible for breaking down the steroids in your body. Continuously abusing oral anabolic steroids will surely put a lot of pressure on your liver and in no time it causes the organ to give in. [3] There are also cases of liver cancer developing due to steroids. This risk, however, is not seen with injectable steroids.
High blood pressure
Studies have also shown how anabolic steroid usage can cause high blood pressure or hypertension…

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