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11 Reasons Why Performance-Enhancing Drugs Cause More Harm Than Good To An Athlete’s Body

It’s no secret that steroids have always been that last option used by athletes to gain an undue advantage in their respective fields. Some well known greats like Lance Armstrong, Marion Jones and Justin Gatlin have all been guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs.

Steroids are bad for health

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But how safe are these drugs. Other than the fact that they are illegal, well, they are not exactly friendly to the athlete’s health either. Here are the issues they can cause:

1. Severe acne

2. Higher chance of tendinitis and tendon rupture

3. Liver abnormalities and tumours

4. Cholesterol can fluctuate 

5. High blood pressure 

6. Heart and circulatory problems

7. Aggression and anger

8. Depression

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    9. Diseases like HIV

    10. Risk of future health problems 

    11. Drug dependence

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