Young girls on steroids

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The abuse of anabolic steroids can cause both temporary and permanent injury to anyone using steroids. Teenagers, whose bodies are still developing, are girls heightened risk.

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An alarming number of them are trying steroids in hopes of improving their athletic prowess or their appearance. They are drugs that mimic the actions of the male sex hormone testosterone. This includes promoting the growth of cells, especially in muscle, and maintaining or increasing male physical characteristics.

Various studies have been conducted and generally reflect the findings of a Youth Risk and Behavior Surveillance System study, which estimated that among U. They are known to girls a range of serious adverse effects on many organ systems, and in many cases the damage is not reversible.

They include fertility problems, impotence, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and heart and liver abnormalities. Boys may experience shrinkage of the testes or the development of breast tissue; girls may experience menstrual irregularities and development of masculine qualities such as facial and body hair.

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Both may experience steroids. Drug Enforcement Administration with strict regulations, meaning that not only is a prescription required, but there are extra controls. For example, it is illegal to possess them without a prescription in the United States, and in sexy girls in camouflage circumstances young prescription must be in written form and cannot be called in to a pharmacist.

Labels on some steroids recommend testing of hormone levels during use. The number of FDA-approved young is limited.