By Sara L Latta
Many teenagers are tempted to take steroids simply because they think they're going to turn into larger athletes or be extra beautiful. examine STEROIDS and function medicines explains why it is a risky trust. writer Sara L. Latta discusses steroids and performance-enhancing medicines, explaining their background, impression at the physique, purposes to be used, legislation that regulate their use, and their use by means of novice athletes.
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Image Credit: allanswart/iStock Athletes who engage in illegal blood doping aim to have more red blood cells to carry oxygen in their blood. Weight Loss and Deception Some athletes—wrestlers, jockeys, and boxers, among others—have to meet certain weight requirements. If they are a little over their desired weight, they sometimes take a drug called a diuretic. It causes them to urinate more than usual, so they lose water weight. Athletes who abuse other drugs sometimes take diuretics or other masking agents to help them pass drug tests.
He beat the odds and returned to competitive cycling, stronger and faster than ever before. But from the beginning of Armstrong’s remarkable comeback, rumors began to swirl around the athlete’s use of performance-enhancing drugs. Despite his repeated denials, the accusations mounted. S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released a report containing evidence that Armstrong had used steroids, erythropoietin, and blood doping while competing. Former teammates who admitted to using PEDs told the USADA the techniques that they used to beat the drug tests.
Muscles that are working hard—say, leg muscles powering a cyclist up a steep hill—need much more oxygen than they do while the body is at rest. It stands to reason that the more oxygen the blood cells can deliver to the muscles, the better the athlete will perform. In the 1970s and 1980s, some athletes discovered a clever way of boosting their red blood cell counts. They would remove some of their own blood, store it, and wait a few weeks until their bodies replaced the red blood cells. Then, before an event, they put the stored red blood cells back into their body.
Investigate Steroids and Performance Drugs by Sara L Latta