They are no longer played for the fun of the game, .
but for the love of the almighty dollar. Athletes are striving to be better than the best and putting .
their bodies on the line to achieve it. To be the best today in the savage world of sports, some .
athletes are turning to different alternatives then just hard work, such as steroids. Steroid back in the 1950's among weight lifters and bodybuilders.(Zickler) It has not been .
up until recently that the use of steroids has circulated so heavily into the mainstream of media. .
Anabolic Steroids were developed in the late 1930's to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which .
the testes do not produce sufficient levels of testosterone for normal growth, development and .
sexual functioning. The main medical uses of these compounds were and still are to treat .
delayed puberty, some types of impotence, and in the fight against the HIV infection and other .
diseases. In the 1930's scientists discovered that anabolic steroids could help in the growth of .
skeletal muscle in laboratory animals, which led to the use of the compounds first by .
bodybuilders and weight lifters, and then by athletes in other sports. Halfway through the 20th .
century scientists had no clue that steroids would come with the long term effects that they now .
injectable steroids are Deca-Durabolin, Durabolin, Depo-Testosterone, and .
Equipoise.(Yesalis) All of these are easily accessible via the internet. There are basically two .
types of effects drugs have on your body, therapeutic effects and non-therapeutic effects. The .
therapeutic effects would be to increase muscle size, while the non-therapeutic effects would be .
all of the side effects that come with taking steroids.