Final Assignment: Ergogenic Aid And Steroids

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Final Assignment: Ergogenic Aid and Steroids
Michelle Stehlin
Professor Russo SPHE 314 01/20/2018 Final Assignment: Ergogenic Aid and Steroids

Introduction Athletes are considered people who were born with a talent, but what if that talent was due to drugs? Of course, not weed, heroin, or those types of drugs but because of an ergogenic aid. Just think about all of those professional baseball players, football players, body builders, and other professional people who are making a lot of money to use drugs to enhance their performance. Define
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Take Barry Bonds for example, he is pretty much the poster child for using steroids. Berry Bonds lied for many years that he was not using steroids, but the government knew the truth. In fact, the feds opened a case that cost almost 100 million dollars but soon paid off since after 8 years they proved that he was using steroids (Famous Baseball Players Who Used Steroids.). Than on April 13, 2011, Berry Bond was found guilty by the court and lost his career. Discuss the effects of steroid use on athletic performance. However, just because steroids help benefit an athlete while they are on the field doesn’t mean they don’t have any other effects from using them. One of the effects of steroids is that it messes with people’s hormones causing them to lose their temper a lot faster. For example, an upcoming football player named Benji Ramirez played a high school football game that changed his life forever. Benji, who was using steroids to enhance his game, lost his temper on the field and used it to tackle the other team harder than he should have. Luckily no one died that night, however, three days later during practice Benji did it again. Except this time he tackled one of his teammates so hard that after he got up he just collapsed. He was taken to the hospital but was…show more content…
Many people think that human growth hormone (HGH) and steroids are similar but it is not. HGH is a protein based hormone that is formed by a single polypeptide chain. While steroids are not a protein and instead made up of fused organic ring structures. Another major difference between the two is weather people become addicted to the substance or not. Of course, HGH is not an addictive substance however steroids are. Assess the medical risk of steroid use. There are many health risk when it comes to using steroids and some of them can even cause death. Of course, there are some different side effects based on gender so let start with females first. One of the worst things a female can develop is a man’s voice which is why females should just stay away from steroids all together since it is one of the heath effects for woman. Another one would be increased body hair, no woman wants that unless the hair is on her head, eyebrows, or eyelashes. A few of the other health risk would be late or missed periods and enlarged

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