Steroids are artificial hormones made by man that insert into human body and perform function like natural hormones. Steroids are commonly known as corticosteroids too. Another alternative term used for it is, anti-inflammatory medications.
Steroids are usually given by doctors or physicians to quickly treat your condition. Steroids are man-made combination of chemical that used to reduce inflammation in body and provide ease in pain, swelling, redness, heat , and stiffness in the affected area it can’t cure any condition or disease it just helps to reduce any condition for a very short time.
You can feel improvement in your pain or other inflammations very quickly even having a single pill. It has quick relief provider properties that act very fast in a range of conditions.
When you need steroids?
Steroids are given in several physical illness and conditions
Inflammation: Steroids are given when inflammation affects sensitive organs. During inflammation white cells in body needs mobilized to protect your organs against infection and other bacterial attacks.
Organ transplants: In case of organ transplant recommended for overwhelming the immune system.
Fever and headache: When you have high fever or headache it can provide you ease and relief.
Autoimmune diseases: To improve immune system we have to take steroids.
Corticosteroids vs. anabolic steroids
Corticosteroids: Are usually use to treating many conditions, such as inflammation, rashes, asthma, redness, allergies, swelling, arthritis and lupus. Corticosteroid term is itching used for steroids.
Some common Types of corticosteroids
Corticosteroids can be serve two main purposes systemic and localized. The localized steroids are designed to focus on target condition and area or specific organ or part of the body. Corticosteroids can be available in range of variety and forms.
• Skin creams and gel
• Liquid ear and eye drops
• Inhalers for lungs
• Tablets/ capsules
Anabolic steroids: It is very commonly used in gym by bodybuilders, weight lifters, and athletes to increase muscles mass, deep voice etc. It increases protein within the cells particularly in skeletal muscles and chest.
It is designed to treat some hormonal imbalance and to treat hormones problems in men like delayed, muscle loss, facial hair and puberty. It increases weight very fast and has range of short and long term side effects too. There are up to 30 kinds of anabolic steroids available in market.
Short term side effects of anabolic steroids
Over use or misuse of anabolic steroids leads to some short term side effects like
• Acne problem
• Mood swings and unreasoned jealousy factor
• Fatigue and tiredness
• Sleep disorder called Insomnia and trouble sleeping
• Excessive hair growth in women
• Deepening of the voice in women
• Growth of breast tissue in men
• Fertility issues.
• Heart attacks
• Decreased appetite
• Decreased sperm count in youngster
Long term side effects of anabolic steroids
Anabolic steroids cause very serious and long term issues and imbalances
• Shrinking the actual size of testicles
• Growth of breast in men
• Fertility issues and baldness
• Liver tumors
• Cause high blood pressure
• Rapid mood swings an aggression