Adding to that, the heart itself can be put into a crucial state. “The heart is a muscle… and the heart is not designed to have that much testosterone stimulating it… so it will grow abnormally (Traux).” Likewise, Also, anabolic steroid abuse correlates with an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke according to the National Drug Control Policy. This quote, stated on http://www.livestrong.com/article/88372-effects-performance-enhancing-drugs, “The use of growth hormones such as human chorionic gonadotropin and corticotropin can cause diabetes, which also increases the risk of cardiovascular problems. The use of diuretics can also cause heart arrhythmias.”
The testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for stimulating development of male sexual characteristics. According to Clark Bartram, a man’s testosterone level reduces slightly as he ages. This gradual degradation leads to muscle loss, loss of sex drive, depression, erectile dysfunction and low energy. Low testosterone level in the body is becoming common daily.
Case Study 1 – The Endocrine System Christina D’Amico University of Saint Joseph Abstract A fifteen-year-old boy with many hormonal abnormalities starting at the age of eleven suffered from joint pain and swelling along with poor bone growth and development. He broke his left hip and had low levels of testosterone and high levels of growth hormone resulting in gigantism and later acromegaly.
Now scientists might have an answer. For years teenagers have had this stigma of being the most hormonal beings on this planet. For example, in the play, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare, his two main characters, Romeo and Juliet are portrayed as hormonal and severely naive. In the
High levels of testosterone has for many years been blamed for aggressive behavior in males. Paul Bernhardt, a professor in chemistry at University of Utah, disapproves this theory. High levels of testosterone are often seen in successful businessmen and athletes. However, high levels of testosterone as well as low levels of serotonin are what can lead to aggressive behavior. According to Bernhardt, this occurs because high levels of testosterone are connected with dominance-seeking behavior.
Anabolic steroids are a group of powerful drugs or compounds that duplicate the function of the male sex hormone Testosterone. They are used medically to treat certain kinds of anemia, severe burns, endocrine problems, and some types of breast cancer. Research has shown that they increase lean muscle mass, strength, and increase the ability to train harder and longer. Anabolic steroids can be administered in the body orally, injected into the vein with a needle in cycles of weeks or months, or they can be inhaled. Anabolic steroids can be addictive the the body, and if used improperly, can cause many negative side effects. They are used by medicine to treat medical conditions, and athletes to increase their performance.
I learned that if a male happens to have a smaller body than most males he will face identity issue because he won't feel like like he has male characteristics. Ironically, their body type and behavior will slowly turn less masculine because they feel they are acting like a gender they look nothing like. For females its been concluded that it's more of a environmental factor and, even if they are as feminine as they can be its still possible they can feel attraction to male things. For example one of the common “male” activities is heavy fitness, there is women who are driven to the need to have overly sized muscles and a “ripped” body. This concept is usually seen on males but when a female does it her gender isn't question.
Hormone treatment is made to block puberty and sex hormones so that the person won?t develop body parts he/she may not want. It also encourages characteristics of the opposite sex. The treatment will make you start to look and feel more like the opposite gender (Sex-change). When transgenders start hormone treatment, they start making little appearance changes (Halperin). When people do hormone treatment they have to come back every month to get injections in their arm, which are normally expensive.
The endocrine system is such an important system to the body because it functions the bodies use of hormones. The body uses many different hormones and the endocrine system regulates these. When the glands of the endocrine system secrete the hormones, the hormones are put into the bloodstream to be sent to the different parts of the body. The glands that comprise the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the pineal gland which are all located in the brain, the thyroid, parathyroid, and thymus which are located in the throat, the adrenals and pancreas which are located in the body’s midsection, and the ovaries (female) and testes (male) which are located in the pelvic region. The system is so important because it regulates the body’s metabolism, growth and sexual development, digestion, heart rate, and many of the other body functions regulated by hormones.
Lee Cleverland stated “It’s highly unlikely ART can turn an average fighter into a world champion - The big question is: Can it give an élite fighter that little extra boost he needs to separate himself from the rest?” (Cleveland, 2015) This is the answer that needs to be answered. It is known that testosterone affects the growth and strength of muscles. (Larsen, 2015) Their for NO game or sport that involves physical strength should allow this drug to be in the blood of any competitors. UFC has already seen the potential danger of this drug and have made in against their laws to play while taking Androgen Replacement Therapy. (Juneau, 2014) ART is usually given to males who lose their testicular function to diseases and cancers. So why should
Gynecomastia (Breasts on a Man) Men have breasts but with minimal glandular tissue present. Gynecomastia refers to the development of female-quantity breast glands in the male patient. Most cases begin during puberty. No one knows why certain adolescent males develop breast tissue, but it is probably caused by having either higher levels of hormones in the blood or an increased sensitivity of normal breast tissue to typical levels of circulating hormones, especially the female hormone called estrogen. Alternatively, it may be due to either decreased levels of male hormones (such as testosterone) or insensitivity to these hormones.