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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the use of anabolic steroids can damage the liver, the cardiovascular and reproductive systems, and emotional health. The effects may differ from person to person, depending on individual body chemistry, associated secondary side effects, or inappropriate ingredients found in black-market steroids.

Established side effects and adverse reactions include the following:


Livercancer

jaundice

tumors

pelosis hepatitis


Cardiovascular Systemcholesterol modifications

heart disease

anaphylactic shock

high blood pressure

septic shock

death


Reproductive Systemgenital atrophy

genital swelling

sexual dysfunction

sterility (reversible)

impotence

prostate enlargement

fetal damage

menstrual irregularities


Psychologicaldepression

listlessness

aggressive, combative behavior


Other Effectsacne

edema

hairiness in women (irreversible)

male-pattern baldness (irreversible

in women)

oily skin

stunted growth

abdominal or stomach pains

bone pain

chills

diarrhea

changes in bowel and urinary habits

gall stones

hives

headache (continuing)

excessive calcium

insomnia

kidney stones

kidney disease

muscle cramps

nausea or vomiting

purple or red spots on body, inside of

mouth, or nose

rash

sore throat

unusual weight gain

unexplained weight loss

unpleasant breath odor (continuing)

unusual bleeding

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