The misuse of steroids is a big hidden issue. People take them for all kinds of reasons but often to quickly improve their body shape and bulk their physique.
The problem is that many of the steroids are made in small underground labs and are not correctly labelled. Also body-building cannot be done safely in a rush. It needs careful planning of diet, exercise and rest.
Steroids can change the chemical balance of the body – there are many possible side-effects such as hair growth, loss of sex drive, aggression. Many steroid users also inject so increasing risk of blood borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C.