Anabolic steroids are the most famous steroids that you always hear in the world of sports. Anabolic steroids refer to the male hormones that influence the body’s hormonal system to produce extra testosterone in the body. These steroids are taken either orally or by injection. The main goal of taking anabolic steroids is to enhance the muscle mass within a short period of time. The name anabolic itself refers to the muscle building capability. The proper term for anabolic steroids is anabolic-androgenic steroids. In this anabolic term refers to building of muscle and the term androgenic refers to increased male sex characteristics. Some of the common names used for anabolic steroids are juice, gear, stackers and roids. Anabolic steroids are entirely different from the catabolic corticosteroids. These catabolic corticosteroids are used as anti-inflammatory medications to treat illnesses in which inflammation is a part of the disease process. Anabolic Steroids can be taken in many forms. They can be applied in the form of cream or ointment as well. They can also be taken orally that is by mouth or can be taken by injection. When the steroids are taken in an injection form, they can be administered to vein or muscle that is directly into a joint or around tendons and any other soft tissue areas. Whatever form it is taken in, a user should follow guide to steroid dosage charts as overdose of steroids cause severe side effects.
Some users take anabolic steroids in more than prescribed dosage for extended periods to improve their physical appearance. However following a guide to steroid dosage charts is compulsory as maximum dosage for long period of time causes severe health issues. Health care providers or doctors can prescribe steroids mainly to treat any hormonal issues, such as delayed puberty. Even if a user is suffering from health problems such as cancer and AIDS that cause muscle loss, steroids are prescribed. But these steroids are mostly used by athletes and bodybuilders for performance enhancement. They abuse these steroids to boost up their physical appearance.
People who abuse or overuse anabolic steroids generally take them either orally or inject them into the muscles. These doses they use may be 10 to 100 times greater than doses that are prescribed to treat medical conditions. Different steroids will have different dosage charts. That is either they can be taken ED or EOD or E3d or EW. Where ED Stands for Every Day, EOD Stands for Every Other Day, E3D Stands for Every 3 Days and EW Stands for Every Week. To avoid side effects you need to schedule your doses perfectly. Many factors can influence these schedules or the dosage of the steroid. Some bodybuilders, athletes and other steroids users who abuse the steroids believe that they can avoid serious side effects or can maximize the steroids effects by taking them in some ways that include: cycles (which mean taking steroid doses for a period of time and then stopping for a time, and again restarting), stacking (which means combining two or more different types of steroids) and by pyramiding. However, there is no scientific evidence that any of the above given practices reduce the harmful side effects of these steroids.