Steroids that are taken illegally for muscular growth and atheletic performance without doctor’s prescription. Anabolic steroids are taken intramuscular, tablets, creams or gels applied on skin. Side effects of anabolic steroids are hypertension and heart attacks. Physical effects are reduced sperm count, infertility, shrunken testicles, severe acne etc. Example: Boldenone, Testosterone, Dromostanolone, Dihydrotestosterone, Methenolone, Norethandrolone, Oxymetholone, Clostebol.
When steroids are taken illegally it causes some side effects acne, premature balding or hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, aggression and problems while sleeping. Mainly steroids are taken illegally to improve their athletic performance and to increase their muscle size