You have only heard bad things about steroids. They are dangerous for your health; they affect your nervous system and cardiovascular health, and so on and on. It is true that sports-persons often misuse it to enhance their performance. But, these drugs have a certain positive impact too.
They can build your body mass, increase the strength of your muscle, and more importantly, help to boost your metabolism for losing the body fat. But, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to work out or follow a healthy diet. You can call these drugs your assistants to help you stay fit and fine.
What are Hormonal Drugs?
They mainly refer to the broad organic category that is made up of hormones and vitamins, with a structure of carbon ring. Usually, these drugs can be categorized into two sub-categories –
- Anabolic steroids
Each of them has a different set of functions. While the corticosteroids are mainly used to treat diseases and allergies, anabolic ones are particularly used for bodybuilding and are mainly by the sports-persons.
What are Anabolic Drugs?
These are the synthetic substances of the male hormone, testosterone. Testosterone is the male hormone that plays its part to increase sex drive (libido), along with developing other male sex characteristics, like hair growth, deep voice, etc. For the bodybuilders, these are magical, as they help in developing muscle and lean muscle mass.
Different Types of Anabolic Medicines
As these drugs are manufactured in labs, they come in different shapes and sizes. The most common anabolic drugs, prescribed by the physicians, are as follows.
Apart from these, there are lots of testosterone derivatives that are available on the market. Though the names are different, all of them serve similar purposes. By increasing the testosterone level in your body, they increase the muscle strength and mass.
You can take these drugs as pills or you may need to take injections, directly to the muscles. Apart from these two common methods, some of these drugs are also available in a topical cream form which is used by the older men who are facing andropause.
Differences Between Hormonal Drugs and Human Growth Hormone
Though both of them work to enable potential body growth, they function differently. HGH or human growth hormone is produced in the body and is responsible for the following functions.
- Cell reproduction
- Monitoring the functions of enzymes and hormones
- Replacing the cells
- Proper brain function
On the contrary, hormonal drugs are mainly used for increasing male traits in your body along with building muscles and strengthening them.
Are there any Risk Factors?
If anyone takes these legal medicines without an expert’s advice and if a person with normal testosterone level has these, he or she can face the following consequences.
- Cardiovascular and organ damage
- Liver diseases and cancer
- Breast development
- Shrinkage of testicles
Always talk to your doctor if you want to have any kind of hormonal drugs.
Author Bio – Mr. John Palmer is a health-care giver in a reputed nursing home and meets many people who want to start dosage of anabolic steroids. Here, he shares his knowledge about these with his readers.