Adults and teens use anabolic steroids to lower body fat, increase their muscle size and increase their strength. They want to improve how well they look, or play sports. If you are taking steroids illegally, the dose of anabolic steroids is 10-100 times higher than the dose a doctor prescribes for medical problems. You can take anabolic steroids as a pill, as a shot into a muscle or as a gel or cream rubbed into the skin.
There are many problems that come with abusing anabolic steroids, and some of them can be permanent. The side effects with men are: reducing sperm count, shrink testicles, cause you not to be able to have children, enlarge breasts. The side effects for woman are: Increase body hair, make skin rough, decrease breast size, Enlarge the clitoris, Deepen the voice. In both men and woman steroids can cause bone growth to stop before it is complete in a teenager. The teen may not reach his or her full adult height, a heart attack or stroke, even in a young person, high blood pressure, liver disease and possibly cancer. ( The chance of these problems is higher when steroids are taken as a pill) oily skin and acne, male pattern hair loss, skin infections that can get bacteria in them, irritability, rage, uncontrolled high energy or false beliefs.