What Are Steroids Prescribed For?

Updated on 15 Jul 2009,
Published on 15 Jul 2009

Steroids are one such composition that is being used in small amounts in almost all medications.  The steroid therapy is used for the treatment of a large number of diseases such as ulcerative colitis, lupus, rheumatic fever, severe asthma, organ transplants etc. steroids comes in various forms. It comes as a bronchial inhaler, skin creams, nasal sprays, pills, shot etc. It is one such drug that has been widely used to treat various conditions ranging from supporting reproduction to regulation of metabolism and immune system to the treatment of asthma.

Anabolic steroids are most commonly prescribed for the treatment of low sperm count. That is when a man has produces considerably low level of testosterone which sometimes can delay puberty and cause osteoporosis and impotency as well. They are also prescribed to treat body wasting in patients with AIDS and other diseases that causes loss of lean muscle mass. These steroids are prescribed in small doses for legitimate medical purposes. It is important to make your children understand that why steroid is considered a serious issue without prescription.

Steroids came into existence around the 1950’s with the athletes using it in order to increase the body’s overall muscle mass and to decrease the body thereby leading to the increase of the strength of the body. Because of its effectiveness, ignoring the side effects of the drug, a large number of people have been using these steroids to enhance their physical appearance.  This rise in the steroid statistics is quite disturbing as the adolescents are at risk of the dangerous side effects. Thus, teenagers must be made well aware of the side effects for using steroids.

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