What Is A Designer Steroid?
A designer steroid is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived by simple chemical modification from another steroid. Designer steroids are not naturally produced by the body and cannot be taken unintentionally. Anabolic steroid drugs, which build muscle mass, can have serious long-term health consequences in men, women, and teenagers.
List Of Designer Steroids
"Designer" steroids such as 1-testosterone, 4-hydroxy-testosterone, THG (or tetrahydrogestrinone) and DMT, along with 16 other substances have been added to the list of banned anabolic steroids under a new law signed by President Bush. The Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 (S. 2195). Product names included M-1-T, Superdrol, PheraPlex, Halodrol, Epistane, Tren, etc.
Designer Steroid Dangers
The dangers of these drugs include early heart disease, including sudden death, liver and kidney damage, tumors, sexual impotence, loss of fertility, acne, and erratic mood swings. They increase blood pressure, harden arteries and increase risk of heart disease, liver disease and certain forms of cancer. Men may develop testicular atrophy, impotence, and the development of female characteristics such as breast enlargement. Women who use these products may develop male characteristics such as male pattern baldness, deepening of the voice, and increased facial hair. In addition, women may also develop enlargement of the clitoris, as well as abnormal menstrual cycles, abnormal menstrual bleeding, and blood clots. Women who use these products may also be at increased risk for breast cancer and endometrial cancer. Children who use these products are at risk of early onset of puberty and of premature cessation of bone growth.
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