STEROIDS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON HUMAN HEALTH
- 1. Manisa Celal Bayar University, Akhisar Vocational School, Department of Chemical and Chemical Processing Technologies, 45200, Manisa-Turkey
- 2. University of Celal Bayar, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Department of Chemistry, 45030, Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey
- 3. University of Celal Bayar, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Department of Chemistry, 45030, Muradiye -Manisa
Abstract: Steroids, which have important functions in the living body, are natural hormones that are naturally released into the blood from gonads and adrenal glands. However, these hormones can also be synthesized artificially. Synthetic steroids are chemical molecules that work just like natural hormones. Synthetic steroids are widely used in medicine for the treatment of various diseases. It is known that immunosuppressive steroids are used to suppress the immune system and anti-inflammatory steroids are used as anti-inflammatory agents. The main purpose of the initial synthesis studies of steroids was to be able to treat the hormonal disorders in the human body. Today, however, many people and especially athletes, are using steroids to accelerate fat burning in their bodies and increase muscle development and body resistance. Irresponsible use of steroids can lead to a deterioration of the natural hormone balance and several side effects in the human body. These side effects occur in overdose and long-term use, even if not in all people. Side effects associated with steroid use include acne, blurred vision, cataract, glaucoma, insomnia, high blood pressure, weight gain with appetite, hair growth, bad temper, restlessness, sudden mood swings, swollen face, edema, worsening diabetes and liver damage. The use of steroids should always be checked by experts to minimize the side effects on human health.