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Oh my god....Another ignorrant one here...You must have been hiding under a rock or you are confusing steroids with Marijuana...Okay:
Androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) used for improving physical performance have been considered responsible for acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death....Plus remember Arnord Schwarzenegger?...In 1997 he underwent an operation to repair a heart valve and thats was because of the Steroids he used to take early in his career....There has been reported links of people who has taken steroids dying from heart attacks because of the steroid use.
This is a issue of USA Today from last year:
Steroids played a role in the deaths of several pro wrestlers since 1997, according to medical examiners, family members and the wrestlers themselves, including:
� Curt Hennig, 44, died of acute cocaine intoxication in February 2003, medical records show. But his father said last year that a lethal combination of steroids and painkillers contributed to his death.
�"The British Bulldog," Davey Boy Smith, 39,died in 2002 in Canada of an enlarged heart with evidence of microscopic scar tissue, possibly from steroid abuse, a coroner said. "Davey paid the price with steroid cocktails and human-growth hormones," says Bruce Hart, a veteran trainer who worked with Smith and was his brother-in-law.
�Louie "Spicolli" Mucciolo, 27, died from coronary disease in his San Pedro, Calif., home in 1998, according to his autopsy. Investigators found an empty vial of the male hormone testosterone, pain pills and an anxiety-reducing drug. The Los Angeles County coroner's office determined the drugs might have contributed to his heart condition.
�Richard "Ravishing Rick Rude" Rood, 40, died from an overdose of "mixed medications" in Alpharetta, Ga., in 1999, his autopsy shows. In 1994 he testified that he had used anabolic steroids to build muscle mass and relieve joint pain.
�"Flyin' "Brian Pillman, 35, was taking painkillers and human-growth hormones when he died from heart disease in 1997, his widow said several years ago. Investigators found empty bottles of painkillers near his body in a Minnesota hotel room.
See the resemblance with Tommy's death?
Heres what you dont know about Steroids:
Steroid abuse has been associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart attacks and strokes, even in athletes younger than 30. Steroids contribute to the development of CVD, partly by changing the levels of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol in the blood. Steroids, particularly the oral types, increase the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and decrease the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)....High LDL and low HDL levels increase the risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty substances are deposited inside arteries and disrupt blood flow...If blood is prevented from reaching the heart, the result can be a heart attack....If blood is prevented from reaching the brain, the result can be a stroke.
Steroids also increase the risk that blood clots will form in blood vessels, potentially disrupting blood flow and damaging the heart muscle so that it does not pump blood effectively.
Steroids alos messes up the liver...Steroid abuse has been associated with liver tumors and a rare condition called peliosis hepatis, in which blood-filled cysts form in the liver...Both the tumors and the cysts sometimes rupture, causing internal bleeding.
So unless you have alot of money to buy yourself a liver than it will be all over for you.
Also remember that Steroids causes Roid Rage which can be lethal for your body....Researchers dida study dealing with a series of medicolegally investigated deaths of 34 white male (20-45 yo) users of anabolic steroids....The causes of death were homicide (n=11), suicide (n=9), accidents (n=12) and indeterminate (n=2). Chronic myocardial pathological changes, e.g., myocardial hypertrophy, coronary arteriosclerosis, myocardial fibrosis, were observed in 12 of the 34 deaths. The homicides, suicides, and accidental drug overdoses were related to impulsive and disinhibited behavior marked by violent rages, mood swings, and uncontrolled drug intake e.g, ethanol, cocaine/amphetamines, opiates, and benzodiazepines. Only 5 of the 33 urine drug abuse screens were negative.