When the average person hears the word steroids the first association after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barry Bonds is death. For some reason the media have convinced people that steroids are actually super deadly and can kill you in a heart beat.
Are steroids really that scary and can they really kill you so easily?
Steroids can indeed cause death. They can severely damage your heart, liver, kidneys and other organs we need so badly. Many bodybuilders have passed away due to kidney failure and heart attacks.
However, most of the people who suffer from those lethal consequences are usually uneducated teenagers who’ve stolen some cash from mommy’s wallet and professional bodybuilders who take grams of gear for decades in order to compete in the most prestigious competitions such as Mr.Olympia and Arnold Classic.
Last year the popular bodybuilder Nasser El Sonbaty died from kidney failure. He was one of the biggest bodybuilders and was about 280 lbs. Even after he retired he decided to keep a lot of his size and therefore continued to take large doses of steroids.
If we think logically, however, all of the mentioned reasons hold true for all kinds of drugs. Overdose and frequent usage can have serious and quite negative consequences.
Steroids also have a good side. After all they were synthesized in order to improve the quality of people’s life. They have widely spread usage in the medical sphere and can reverse a lot of harmful processes as well as keep you young.
There is no doubt that most of the muscular guys who have already closed the younger part of their lives are on steroids in order to maintain their looks and keep drinking from the fountain of youth. A good example would be Dave Goodin and YouTube’s favorite fitness guru Scooby Werkstatt. Both of those are daddies who rely on anabolic steroids in order to keep them ‘gainz’.
Many studies have shown that steroids are on the lower part of the list when it comes to causes of death. That’s not unexpected because after all the bodybuilding circle is small and only a few are abusing anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Out of those very few will suffer lethal consequences. That’s why the death percentage is small.
The funny thing is that while steroids are always labeled as bad people don’t seem to have problems with car and bicycles. The war on the road has taken the lives of billions and yet the first association people have when they hear the word car is Ferrari or something like that.
Steroids are nothing more than a drug which can be both helpful and harmful depending on how you use it. In general, people should stay away from steroids unless they need it for medical reasons. Looking good for the beach may be seductive, but destroying your health seems like a high price to pay.
In brief, steroids can kill you and so does everything else.
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