Health professionals have advised bodybuilders to refrain from using steroids to bulk up because it could seriously affect fertility.
The specialists warned that using steroids for bodybuilding amounts to drug abuse and that it frequently has fatal repercussions like infertility, testicular atrophy, and breast growth in men.
Anabolic steroids, according to the National Library of Medicine, are artificial (man-made) testosterone substitutes.
The primary sex hormone in men is testosterone. It is necessary for the formation and maintenance of masculine sex traits like facial hair, a deep voice, and muscle development.
Under the guidance of medical professionals, anabolic steroids are used to treat hormone issues in men, such as delayed puberty and muscle loss caused by specific disorders.
Health professionals lament the unrestricted use of this medicine by bodybuilders, even though it is a pharmaceutical that must be administered under medical supervision.
The absence of regulation for bodybuilders’ doses, which may be “10 to 100 times higher than doses used to treat medical disorders,” is being lamented by professionals as well.