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Steroid Abuse in Sports

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Alyssa Poe

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of Steroid Abuse in Sports

What is Steriods
Steroids are a substance used to promote the growth and development of skeletal muscle by increasing testosterone levels. It was developed in the Early 1930s to treat hypogonadism and by the late 1930s it was widely used by weight lifters.
*Liver Damage
*Heart Disease
*Decreased Spleen Production
*Testicular changes
*Breast Development

*Liver Damage
*Heart Disease
*Loss of Menstrual Cycle
*Abnormal placement of body hair
*Deeper Voice
Adrenal Gland
Located on top of each kidney
Split into...
Adrenal cortex - secretes corticoids
Corticoids divided 3 Groups:
- speed up reabsortion of sodium into blood circulation
- increase amount of glucose in blood
- sex hormones
secretes epinephrine & norepinephrine
brings out more glucose from stored glycogen
"fight or flight" hormones
Why is it illegal?
In Sports...
allows unfair advantage amongst athletes & competitors
overuse can lead to aggressive behavior
classified as a
Schedule III controlled substance
Schedule III controlled substance
: only to be prescribed by doctors & taken under supervision
Causes health problems to indvidual

Signs and Symptoms
By: Alyssa Poe
Paul Garcia
Ben Whitaker
Steroid Abuse in Sports
Lance Armstrong - world champion, 7 time winner of Tour de France
Shawne Merriman - linebacker for NFL San Diego Chargers
Marion Jones - world champion track & field athlete
*Severe acne
*Risk of Tendinitis
*Liver abnormalities and tumors
*Heart and Circulatory problems
* Prostate Gland Enlargement
*Aggressive Behaviors
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