Steroids do not make the body steely but hollow


The body of the hero shown in movies has become the motivation of many boys in today's time. And to get such a body, boys are ready to go to any extent. Even if it is a steroid used in the treatment of diseases. Its dose can make the body like Bahubali. But this is not the complete truth about steroids.


In such a situation, we spoke to Dr. Mohan Kumar Singh, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, Maringo Asia Hospital, Gurugram, to learn more about steroids in detail. He said that in today's time, steroids are being used a lot for instant results in bodybuilding. But in reality, it should not be taken without the advice of a doctor. It has many serious side effects which sometimes become fatal.

What are steroids?

Steroids are a group of medicines that are synthetic (man-made) forms of hormones found naturally in the body. They are designed to help reduce inflammation and promote muscle growth. There are two types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Apart from medical emergencies 

Why are steroids used?

Anabolic steroids are primarily used to enhance physical performance and promote muscle growth. In addition, they can also increase stamina, strength, and physical performance. They are sometimes also used to treat conditions such as cancer and AIDS that cause muscle loss. While corticosteroids are used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. They suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation. They are also sometimes used in asthma, arthritis, and skin diseases.

Are steroids safe?

Experts say that the safety of steroids depends on the type, dose, and duration of use. Corticosteroids can be safe and beneficial when used as directed by a doctor and for certain medical conditions. However, prolonged or inappropriate use can cause side effects, including osteoporosis, high blood pressure, weakened immunity, and weight gain.

On the other hand, anabolic steroids can have serious side effects, especially when used for non-medical purposes or without a doctor's supervision. These include liver damage, heart problems, hormonal imbalances, mood swings, and increased risk of infections.

Who should not take steroids?

  • People with uncontrolled infections
  • People with liver and kidney disease
  • Heart patients
  • Diabetes patients
  • Pregnant women

Disclaimer: Dear reader, thank you for reading this news. This news has been written only to make you aware. We have taken the help of home remedies and general information in writing this. If you read anything related to your health anywhere, then definitely consult a doctor before adopting it.