This infographic is designed by Confirm BioSciences with an aim to create an awareness about steroid abuse. It will act as an informative piece for everyone, especially parents of youngsters and young athletes who want to know the basics and prevent steroid abuse.
Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of male sex hormones. It promotes male characteristics and especially muscles growth. Generally used for treating several medical conditions, these have got a bad rap over the years because of their widespread abuse, especially by professional athletes, sportsperson, and bodybuilders. Even though illegal, these are commonly available and seen as a potential shortcut to success.
While they get an unfair advantage in various sports and activities due to these performance-boosting substances, anabolic steroids can prove to be detrimental to both young and old athletes. For instance, it takes a toll on their cognitive abilities and leads to the diminishing of their physiological functions. More often than not, these can lead to chronic diseases and disorders.
In addition, it also addresses the basic facts, statistics, methods of steroid abuse, side-effects and the consequences of the same.