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The risk of anabolic steroids
Anabolic steroids cause many different types of problems. Some of the common side effects are:
Acne, premature balding or hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, aggression, problems sleeping, high blood pressure, greater chance of injuring muscles and tendons, jaundice or yellowing of the skin; liver damage, stunted growth, increased risk of developing heart disease, blood clots, stroke, and some types of cancer
Specific risks for girls associated with anabolic steroids include: increased facial and body hair growth, development of masculine traits, such as deepening of the voice, and loss of feminine body, characteristics, such as shrinking of the breasts, enlargement of the clitoris, menstrual cycle changes
Specific risks for guys include: testicular shrinkage, pain when urinating, breast development, impotence (inability to get an erection), reduced sperm count and infertility.
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