No one on steroids wants to admit to themselves or believe the effects that steriods have on their bodies. "I'm all right", "It's not going to happen to me". We can't tell what's happening inside our bodies, so let's look first at the stuff we can see. Acne, loss or receeding hair, man boobs, shrunken testicles, erection problems and not forgetting roid rage, mood swings, if you are in your teens it can stop you growing properly. Women run the risk of developing "male" features such as growth of facial and body hair, deepening of the voice and decreased breast size. You may find that you are getting paranoid and confused, along with having trouble sleeping. But what about all this other stuff. High blood pressure, liver failure, stroke or heart attack ????. Death
Anyone who uses steroids for non-prescribed purposes is asking for trouble. The medical uses include the suppression of the human immune system so that certain other medicines can work. In this context, they can be useful medical tools and doctors provide for the side effects of steroids by medical means.
Anabolic steroids are frequently produced in small homemade underground laboratories, usually at the end of someones garden in their shed from unknown substances causing a wide variety of health concerns. Anabolic steroids are usually manufactured in other countries, and therefore must be smuggled across international borders. Like most significant smuggling operations, organized crime is involved. A significant number of counterfeit products are sold as anabolic steroids, particularly via mail order from websites posing as overseas pharmacists. Illegally obtained drugs can contain anything, even poisons, because no one tests them. Products sold can contain other hormones, amphetamines, cocaine, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, barbiturates, diuretics and even veterinary drugs.