The immense resources, articles, and coverage on everything bad about steroids are enough to terrify anyone. Just about everyone, except those who are made aware of the benefits that they can get.
There are three important considerations when taking any kind and form of steroids: dosage, duration, and discipline. The bottomline is that using steroids should not be used only after an expert who really knows what he is doing has fully worked you up. Only then can you be provided what steroids is good for you, how much to take (dosage), when and how long to take them (duration), and most importantly, how to maintain properly executed regimen (disciple) – diet, nutrition, and training – to fully help your body attain the results that you need.
One medical discovery is the life-saving benefits of corticosteroids in mothers experiencing premature labor. Although the findings are well into it’s 10th year, because of the much publicized side effects of steroid abuse, mothers who are being prescribed with this type of steroids even by their doctors become hesitant at first to proceed with the treatment.
Yes, if you are a mother, you have the right to be concerned. Feeling that you are about to deliver your baby way ahead of schedule is something to be scared about. However, proper administration of corticosteroids will give you both higher chances of overcoming the risks of preterm deliveries. The primary target of this treatment is to help the infant’s lungs to develop more quickly. Preterm babies have not completely grown their lungs. Corticosteroids speed up the baby’s lung development which eliminates lung complications after delivery. Other organs which have not gone fully evolved are also helped to improve development. Moreso, it dramatically decrease chances of respiratory distress and brain hemorrhage during delivery itself.
Another benefit of steroids is the much frowned upon, it’s performance enhancing benefits.
Normal individuals, during physical activities, experience tear in our muscles. A feeling of soreness, tingling, or twitch may tell us that we have overworked them. Even so, our body has a way of repairing itself. Our hormones will work its charm, repair the muscle, and strengthen it more by adding protective muscle fibers into it. For regular gym goers, they experience this muscle micro-tearing every time they work out. This is the reason why after some time, they can feel the evident bulge of their muscles. This is our hormones doing its job, strengthening the muscles and protecting it every time it gets stressed out.
For athletes and bodybuilders who do a more rigid workout, and adults who have exhausted their testosterone, the muscles are tested to its limit. Steroids help muscles to recover at a faster rate. On recovery, muscles get worked out again and then allowed to recover one more time, and then repeated until results are achieved. This routine needs utmost dedication. They need to not only listen to their body, but also make sure that they give what the body needs. Proper rest to allow the body to fully recover, and more importantly, nutrition.
If a regular individual needs to eat healthily when working out or exercising, the athletes and bodybuilders who uses their body and muscles way more than others definitely eat more. Since the strains on their body is high, they need to be very careful on what they take, thus not only do they watch and monitor their performance while doing strenuous exercises and lifts, they also take diet and nutrition very seriously.
Coming into terms about steroids and using steroids will only happen if taken with a grain of salt. Knowing more about when to take it (age and body needs), what it does and does not do can help us in dire situations, and also give us a glimpse of what others have undergone to make things a little more better for them.