The use of so-called steroid supplements fraught with numerous health problems, from high levels of cholesterol in the liver and ending with mental disabilities, called "steroid rage».
The term came into existence after a series of high-profile crimes in the mid-1980s, committed bodybuilder. Medical studies have revealed that the cause of uncontrolled outbursts of rage can serve as a violation of the thyroid gland, which regulates hormone levels in the body: a person begins to act impulsively, which leads to sudden aggression towards others, and anger can trigger any trifle.
Anabolic steroids used by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass, mimic the action of the male hormone testosterone, whose connection with the level of aggressiveness proved. Excessive steroids may encourage mentally unstable people to unwarranted anger and even commit a crime, but, fortunately, such cases are rare.
Do not forget, however, that steroids cause other unpleasant side effects in men (acne, hair loss, gynecomastia - breast enlargement, reduced sperm production) and in women (a decrease in breast size, "brutalization" of voice and increased growth of hair cover the face and body). In some cases, the abuse of anabolics can lead to heart attack, stroke, blood clots in the blood vessels, liver failure and even liver cancer.