What You Should Know About Hormones Before Using Steroids

Natural Produced and Man-Made Produced Hormones 

Hormones are like chemical messengers that are secreted into the blood and delivered to different organs, tissues and body cells. It takes effect on the different activities of our body. Some of them help in the development and growth while some focus on the metabolism of the food items. You can also see them function on the maintenance of our body temperature and thirst. When it comes to sexual function and cognitive function it also works you well. Indeed, there are different functions of these chemical messengers in our body. 

These chemical messengers are being secreted in the different glands in our body such as:

  • Pituitary Gland
  • Pineal Gland 
  • Thymus 
  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal Glands 
  • Pancreas 
  • Testes
  • Ovaries 

There are some conditions where we sometimes lack a specific hormone and our body does not have the ability to produce more. This is the time that science made a way to improve a synthetic hormone that can replace the natural produced hormone in our body. There are also times where there is overproduction of a specific hormone and there is a medicine that will curb the effects of the overproduction. 

As medicine and technology are kept on developing things and ways, there is one invention that produces a man-made version of hormones and these are steroids. They also act like the natural produced hormone in our body. They will not cure any kind of disease but they lessen the complications. As for example, steroids is the best aid in treating inflammatory diseases because it lessens the inflammation. 

Even though steroids work really well as a replacement or a supplement, a misuse and overuse of it will lead to some complicated situations. We have this “hormone abuse” that means that the use of a steroid is being abused or the person is being addicted to the use of it. Someone will have the moments where he/she will crave for it that somewhat he/she will interpret that his/her body needed this in order to live. This is the time that someone is being dependent on the use of it. 

We all know that the physical development of our body somehow depends on a hormone. Some people used steroids to gain more muscles, or enlarge their breasts. These are some of the side effects of the steroids but if they are taken in higher dosage and in frequent use, this will lead to more serious problems. It can damage some of your organs and you may experience some unusual and abnormal side effects. 

Taking something that can benefit your body is not that bad thing to do but you must always know how your body will respond to the medicines and the limits of your body.