"Anabolic steroids" is the familiar name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones (androgens). They promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects), and also have some other effects. The term "anabolic steroids" will be used through-out this report because of its familiarity, although the proper term for these compounds is "anabolic-androgenic" steroids.
While steroids have a number of benefits, they also have a number of negative effects. There are many side effects associated with anabolic steroid use. The first is kidney and liver damage. These are the two organs responsible for removing toxins from the body and maintaining homeostasis; a state of balance in the body. When you introduce foreign substances, such as steroids, into the body, these organs will try to break then down and get rid of them. The result will be damage to these organs. Hair loss , mood swings, severe acne and development of man boobs are some of the side effects of using steroids.