Performance Enhancing Drugs know the risks
Have you ever watched a sport and see an athlete and you think, wow they are good. What if I said that there is a chance one of the athlete’s is using PEDs.
You might be asking, what are PEDs? – Well PEDs stand for Performance enhancing drugs and there are many types of it such as marijuana, Human growth hormone, steroids,stimulants, etc.
PEDs have a lot of negative effect to your body when you take them, A lot of Athletes have taken PEDs for different reasons, and some athletes have taken PEDs but didn’t know all the effects that it does to their body.
The effects of marijuana use can lead to the risk of heart cancer and impaired thinking to perform complex tasks, Depression, and Memory Impairment .
The use of human growth hormone can lead to chronic kidney disease, swelling in the arms and the legs, joint and muscle pain, for men, enlargement of breast tissue
Stimulants effects are loss of appetite, Disturbed sleep patterns, Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, Dilation of pupils and many more this are just short-term.
There are many negative effects of using steroids including hair loss and shrunken testicles if you are a male. If you are a female, The use of steroids can lead to you growing facial hair. For both genders, high blood pressure, easy bruising, blurred vision, and Acne. This drug is the most used in sports.
PEDs in today’s society has banned from mostly every sport in the United States Of America.
PEDs have been banned in the NFL,MLB, NBA and many more sport leagues. People are know aware of what PEDs can do and how it can ruin your life.
“PEDs have the ability or potential to drastically alter the human body and biological functions, including the ability to considerably improve athletic performance in certain instances.”
José Canseco Capas Jr. (born July 2, 1964), is
a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder, and designated hitter he said he have open up and said he have use PED’s and he said this
“Because I tried to everything possible to become the best player in the world? Do I believe steroids and growth hormones helped me achieve that? Yes. Were there a lot of other players doing it that I had to compete against? Yes.”
Canseco wrote a book called Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big in it he said he use anabolic steroids with Jorge Delgado, Damaso Moreno and Manuel Collado and also claimed that up to 85% of major league players took steroids. He also use steroid with Mark McGwire.
McGwire was nicknamed Big Mac, is an American former professional baseball player and currently a bench coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). As a first baseman, his MLB career spanned from 1986 to 2001. On January 11, 2010, McGwire admitted to using steroids on and off for a decade and said
“Performance-enhancing drugs are an illusion. I wish I had never gotten involved with steroids. It was wrong. It was stupid.”
McGwire said what he thought of it.
If you were to take PEDs, There are over 200 PEDs to take and all of them can have a negative affect to the human body if you take them . Some can be tablets and others can be liquids.
A lot of athletes have used PEDs in the past and some didn’t no what all the effects were and some were pressured by coaches to use PEDs to win the competition.