Steroids Should Be Banned In Sports

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Steroids should be banned in sports Would you agree that having natural talents is a virtue? In my opinion steroids abuse people’s natural talents. This is one of the many reasons why steroids should be banned from sports. Steroids are used everywhere, from high school to professional sports; they not only ruin your image, they also have negative side effects, and can lead to serious medical problems or even death if you abuse them. One good reason why steroids should not be allowed in sports is that they ruin a players image. Normally the reason a player goes pro is, because they are naturally talented. When people find out that one of their favorite players are on steroids, they lose a lot of respect for that player. Take Alex Rodriguez for example, who was confirmed of using steroids during 2003. That year, he won the American League Home Run Title and was the MVP.(Rickert 2) I’m sure a lot of his fans were disgusted when they found this out and lost all respect for him. Steroids not only ruin a players image, they also can ruin a players body. Steroids consist of many short term side effects for both men and women. The short term side effects for men consist of: Acne, testicular atrophy, decreased sperm count, gynecomastia (enlarged breast in men), high blood pressure, increased LDL (bad) cholesterol, decreased HDL (good) cholesterol, fluid retention, abnormal liver function, and prostate enlargement, and many more (Side Effects 1). The short term for the women consist of some of the same as…show more content…
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