Steroids are used by athletics and film stars to put on skeletal muscle. They are manmade derivatives testosterone. Testosterone is the male hormone which helps in the production of sperms i.e. male reproductive cell. Local people used it to gain weight and make muscles. Studies show that children of higher school and middle school i.e. eight grade to twelfth grade use steroids without parents knowing about it and without doctor’s prescription.
Steroids should be taken only if doctors prescribed and that for limited period. Students use anabolic steroids just to put on muscle. One third of boys and one fifth of girls use protein powders or shake which is nothing but steroids. Number is increasing day by day. Parents should be aware of what their child is drinking. It is like an epidemic and passing rapidly in the world.
Children are taking these steroids just to attain their physical growth or speed up their growth what they want. They just know the effects of the steroids. They are not aware of the nasty side effects of the steroids. Children have just seen the light part of the steroid and the dark part is unknown to them. At the age of 14 or 18 they are just putting their health on stake just for showing off their muscles.
Steroids use was peaking at 1.7 to 2.2 percent in 2000. Then again increased up to 2.5 percent in the year 2004. Side effects of steroids are just not simple they can lead to infertility in males. It effects on growth, growth becomes stunt. Other effects can be acne, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, hypertension, heart attack, liver damage or cancer, baldness and increased risk of ligament and tendon injuries. In females, menstrual irregularities, facial hair, etc.
Students use illegally steroids. The number of usage is increasing day by day. Tenth grade students use steroids because they need to go collage so they must look quite big and handsome enough. The Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) estimated that the youth are addicted to the steroids and number has increased by 2.5 percent every year. “A drug free America,” was the objective in 2009. The government has set an objective that till 2020 the use of steroids will reduce by 10 percent among adolescents from grade eight to grade twelfth. Parents must know about their child that what they are taking and what effect it has on the body.