“Drugs are chemical substances which, by interaction with biological targets can alter the biochemical systems of the body.” (Mottram) This can cause many things in an athlete’s body to happen. On the cardiac muscles, if using, drugs can increase the force and rate of a heartbeat. Using steroids can cause a lot of mood swings from this. Steroids are not always bad, they have helped us in the medical world as long as they 're not being abused.
The main problem is while PED’s can improve physical performance in the short-term, they can have serious side effects and long-term health consequences. Carla Mooney 's book Thinking Critically: Performance-Enhancing Drugs, written by Carla Mooney, she says “PED’s can trigger mood and behavioral disorders, increased aggression, and violent behavior known as “roid rage”.” These drugs can provide physical and mental health issues. Also, for “Both men and women
This is playing with your health, and you're playing with your life. " PED's and blood doping can have serious and even deadly side effects, and many athletes who use these substances do so without fully understanding the risks they are taking. By testing and banning athletes who use these substances, sports organizations are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of their
Yes, they could harm the body in the long run, but it’s up to the athlete to take the chance or not. PED’s are just one type of anabolic steroid out of numerous that help athletes perform to the best of their ability and if they aren’t legalized people will still take them. To put it into perspective, not let athletes use PED’s is like not letting high school students get quizzed on from a parent or friend to help them study for a test. Now, what would you do if you couldn’t study for a
For years, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has haunted all levels of sport, baseball taking the majority of the publicity. Many have lost sight of the fact that baseball players are not the only athletes that face this life threatening addiction. Due to the amount of padding they have to wear, football players can easily disguise their size therefore keeping them from receiving scrutiny from the public. This has allowed more and more players to look to PEDs in order to gain an edge over their opponents. The issue spans to not only the professional level, but the high school and collegiate divisions as well. Because the National Football League sits on a higher platform, they bring in an exceptional amount of money compared to that
Lastly (transition), many athletes that use steroids are better than their opponents, by cheating. Athletes that use steroids should have bigger consequences. First of all (transitions), reports show that athletes that use steroids have a number of health issues. According to www.drugabuse.gov , all steroid users could get liver damage, heart disease, changes in cholesterol, and weight loss. While (conjunctions) males will develop breast, have shrinking testicals,
Steroids can cause many health issues, “including “steroid rage,” the development of male characteristics in female athletes, heart attacks, and greatly reduced life expectancy (The Database Book. 2009).” Steroids could also ban you from playing ever again. The first time a player is tested positive they are put on an eighty game suspension, second positive test will put the player on a 162 game suspension, which is the whole season including postseason, and a third positive test will ban the player from Major League Baseball for life. Steroids also give the player an unfair advantage over other players who are playing with their natural ability. “The sport badly needs to restore the public’s confidence in the purity of competition.
Alex Rodriguez has been receiving a lot of attention he has been known for his skills on the ball field but recently got caught using steroids. Alex Rodriguez became a home run champ and a three-time MVP during his years with the Texas Rangers New York Yankees until he was suspended for the entire 2014 season for using performance-enhancing drugs. This research will analyze why athletes dope in sports and how it negatively affects the athlete 's health. Is doping in sports bad for your health? While I was doing my research I found “There are many risks such as severe acne,increased risk of tenditis, tendon rupture and high blood pressure”(mayoclinic).
This article is written by Dr. David R. Mottram, B.Pharm., Ph.D., F.R.Pharm. S. who is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK. This article tackles multiple subjects on the topic of performance enhancing drugs. Firstly, it tackles the many reasons why athletes would use performance enhancing drugs. It dives deep separating the use of PEDs by athletes to several categories from therapeutic use to treat medical conditions to recreational use to most important of all performance enhancing use.
Picture this every athlete in sports using drugs no one depends on skill anymore everyone depends on performance enhancing drugs like adrenaline and steroids. Many athletes today use drugs to enhance their skills in all sports. This is a problem because some athletes use their own skills and are getting beaten by athletes who use drugs. Performance enhancement drugs create an unfair advantage over those athletes who choose to rely on their own skill. Banning drugs in sports can make a difference in the athlete 's health Drugs like steroids could decrease the user 's lifespan Performance enhancers, like steroids and other forms of doping have a negative effect on long term health ¨Gary Becker, PhD Professor in the Departments
PEDs can cause aggression and other mood changes as well as more serious disorders like depression 4. PEDs are unhealthy for the body and the mind. Steroids and other PEDs don’t increase dopamine in the brain like other drugs; dopamine produces the “high” feeling. But they can become addictive and people that use them will continue to do so despite physical problems and negative effects on social relationships 5.
In conclusion, Performance Enhancing Drugs should not be tolerated in any sport, whether professional or amatuer. These drugs are highly dangerous and even lethal to all athletes who use them. It is also unfair to athletes who choose not to use these drugs, as they are performing on their hard work and talent and not relying on an “edge” to help them reach their goals. These drugs are highly addictive, just like any other street drug or alcohol and can be fatal in many cases.