What is the biological price of using anabolic steroids to augment your physique?
For starters, steroids can seriously damage your heart. Steroids lower your good cholesterol, increase your bad cholesterol, increase your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease.
Steroid abuse also makes your blood thicker, so it can increase your risk of blood clots.
Then there’s your liver, the primary organ responsible for detoxifying your body.
For your liver, abusing steroids has a similar effect as abusing alcohol. But steroids are more than something like alcohol—they’re also a hormone.
When your body senses you have enough of a hormone it shuts off production of that hormone. So when you’re consistently using massive amounts of synthetic testosterone, your body stops producing testosterone naturally.
The main effect of this is your testicles shrink and you become infertile.
There are currently many clinical trials for all kinds of conditions from joint pain, to respiratory conditions to the use and effect of steroids.