Steroids sometimes referred to as "roids" or "juice" are the same as, or similar to, certain hormones in the body. The body makes steroids naturally to support such functions as fighting stress and promoting growth and development. But some people use steroid pills, gels, creams, or injections because they think steroids can improve their sports performance or the way they look. Anabolic steroids are artificially produced hormones that are the same as, or similar to, androgens , the male-type sex hormones in the body. There are more than variations of anabolic steroids. The most powerful androgen is testosterone pronounced: tess-TOSS-tuh-rone. Although testosterone is mainly a mature male hormone, girls' bodies produce smaller amounts. Testosterone helps build muscle and promotes the masculine traits that guys develop during puberty, such as deepening of the voice and growth of body hair. Testosterone levels can also affect how aggressive a person is. For the most part, steroidal supplements, which used to be found at health food stores or gyms, are now illegal and require a prescription.
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O ne day in June , Dutee Chand was cooling down after a set of meter sprints when she received a call from the director of the Athletics Federation of India, asking her to meet him in Delhi. Earlier that month, Chand won gold in both the meter sprint and the 4-bymeter relay at the Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Taipei, Taiwan, so her hopes for Scotland were high. Chand was raised in Gopalpur, a rural village in eastern India with only intermittent electricity.
If you are under the age of 18, stop reading or you might go blind and insane. There are images of naked women on this post. The subject matter of my blog is often humbling. Many of the species of animals and even of plants discussed here have been extinct for thousands or millions of years. Time is as vast as space, and it always marches forward. There is nothing we can do to stop the passage of time. Everyone we know and love will age and die, and if we are fortunate enough to leave descendents, they will also age and die. Eventually, even the sun will lose power, and Homo sapiens will certainly become extinct when this happens. More probably, Homo sapiens will become extinct long before this real end-of-days apocalypse.
Claudia was sitting right next to me. I wanted to make sure she heard me. Well [note: ignoring me] , some of the effects of lower testosterone are: greater chance of getting fat, less muscle growth, increased risk of some cancers, and even less confidence and ambition.