Essay about Steroid Use : Pros And Cons

1144 Words Oct 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Steroid use has both pros and cons. Some pros of steroid use is that they are used for medication. The prescribed drug helps people who are ill. The steroids help decrease the swelling and they are prescribed to people with cancer and other illnesses. If people did not get prescribed steroids. their illness would probably get worse and they would eventually die. Steroids have many negative effects as well. If steroids are abused by people, the people can get very sick. Steroids are not meant to be abused. They are meant to help people get unsick, not to make them sick. Steroids are used in both positive and negative ways. Steroids have been used for many things. One common use of steroids is that they are used as medication. Steroids work by decreasing inflammation and reducing the activity of the immune system. They are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases and conditions. People that have cancer, asthma, and arthritis along with many other diseases take steroids. Another common use of steroids is for enhancing athletic performance. Athletes in professional sports use steroids to build muscle to be able to perform better. Steroids may be illegal but the athletes will still try to get away with it. The rate of steroid use by professional athletes is increasing. As stated by Nathan Jendrick, in his book, Dunks, Doubles, Doping, How Steroids are Killing American Athletes, he says, “Despite either side of the argument, steroid use in sports is climbing, maybe even…

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