What Actually Happens When you take steroids?

what actually happen when you take steroids

Hey Guys!

If you are curious to know, what even happens to your body, when you take steroids and are there major risks to performance-enhancing drugs? You are at the right place.

but before knowing about what actually happens, you should know what actually it is

What Steroids Actually Is?

steroid molecular structure match with testosterone and estrogen

Now steroids are compound with basically 4-carbon ring structure, if you see the molecular structure of Steroids, Estrogen and Testosterone, you saw it's basic structure is same.

steroids can used for sex hormones like Estrogens and Testosterone

so the term Steroid includes some chemicals and compounds that can be used to treat fever and headaches and even sex hormones like Estrogens and Testosterone.

Now, there are many types of steroids classified according to its function and it's structure. But,

What Which One We Looking For?

Now, there are more than 30 kinds of Anabolic-androgenic steroids that roids used to promote muscle growth. But all the are synthetic compounds, which mimicking Testosterone’s chemical structure.

testosterone mimic

The type of steroid, that we are looking for is actually Mimic natural testosterone with the intention to enhance performance. And the fact is that is used by more than 15% of gym-goers (in America).

Now, After know about a rough definition of steroid, and the specific one which we are looking for. It's time to come to the actual point.

What Steroid Actually Does In Our Body?

it activates hundreds of genes to increase Protein Synthesis

Now, when someone take steroids. Within a single day of taking steroids, the expression of your genes will starts to change.

Steroids easily enter in your cells and bind with the androgen receptor. At this stage they can move into the cell's nucleus and attach to your DNA.

It activates hundreds of genes to increase Protein Synthesis (is the process in which cells make proteins), while slowing Protein Breakdown. ( Medium to intense exercise increases protein breakdown).

Some Aspects of Steroids That's Attract People Towards Itself.

steroids decrease the person's body fat.

People who take steroids can have 3 to 5 times more nuclei in their muscle cells.

Steroids also stop the differentiation of fat stem cells and decrease the person's body fat.

body quickly increases muscle size and strength

Days after days your body quickly increases muscle size and strength, while protecting muscle fibers against damage.

These some aspects making steroids ideal for exercise tolerance and recovery as well.

But Does Steroids Affects Your Behaviour?

YES!! As you keep continuing to take them and your behaviour may start to change.

Steroids can also lead to the classic "Roid Rage"

Because steroid receptors are found in parts of our central nervous system like the Fore-brain, Hypothalamus and Pituitary gland, these are some parts of our brain.

Steroids can also lead to the classic "Roid Rage" (an outburst of anger or aggression attributed to the use of anabolic steroids).

What Research Says About Steroids?

athletes taking steroids showed 20% developed higher manic

A study says that, athletes taking steroids showed 20% developed higher manic (hyperactive) and depressive scores than non-users.

And, when Mice given steroids over ten weeks, also become more aggressive towards other mice put in the same cages.

Also Male mice become more dominant and are more willing to compete for sex with female mice. But that sex drive doesn't mean to better sex.

Effect on Female User of Steroid.

steroids can interfere with the Estrous or Oestrous cycle

For female users, steroids can interfere with the Estrous or Oestrous cycle and may decrease sexual drive.

Virilization or Masculinization can occur as well with female users gaining deeper voices and starting to grow more body and facial hair.

Effect on Male, Who Uses Steroids.

steroids can reduce testicular's size

Regular or, for a long time use of Steroids, decreased natural production of hormones that are necessary for maintaining testicular size. Meaning your balls will shrink.

Male users may experience sperm cell abnormalities and decreased sperm count.

steroids decreased Libido in males

And since most steroid users commonly follow a cycle of 'On and Off' dosing periods. And Natural levels of testosterone can be quite low at times causing erectile dysfunction and decreased Libido ( or sex drive is a person's overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity ) in males.

40% of male users developed enlarged breast tissue

40% of male users also developed enlarged breast tissue, as steroids break down into Estradiol (is an estrogen steroid hormone and the major female sex hormone), which stimulates the growth of mammary tissue.

Some Really Serious Concern.

steroids increase the risk of heart disease and stroke

Steroids can cause a high level of acne on your face in almost half of users and Also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.


Steroids CAN make you bulk up easier and faster

So yes, steroids will make you bulk up easier and faster and also improve your athletic ability, but as with most things, it comes with a set of risks and side effects. It all can also experience by you.


1. With over three million Americans having used steroids, the desire to bulk up is strong.

degree of growth is regulated by testosterone

2.The degree of growth is largely regulated by testosterone, which increases protein synthesis.

And It's the reason that generally, men have larger muscle mass than women as they have higher levels of testosterone.

If you know something new from today's knowledge dose.

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Stay Tuned, Stay Safe!!


  1. Really great info. , I didn’t know these effects of steriods on our body earlier

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