There are different kinds of steroids that are medically prescribed for helpful medicinal benefits, however, Anabolic steroids tend to be used by men in their 20s for bodybuilding purposes and for muscle gain. Steroids can come in a pill form as well as be injected. People who misuse anabolic steroids usually take them orally, inject them into muscles, or apply them to the skin as a gel or cream. These doses may be 10 to 100 times higher than doses prescribed to treat medical conditions. Commons patterns for misusing steroids include:
- cycling — taking multiple doses for a period of time, stopping for a time, and then restarting
- stacking — combining two or more different steroids and mixing oral and/or injectable types
- pyramiding — slowly increasing the dose or frequency of steroid misuse, reaching a peak amount, and then gradually tapering off to zero
- plateauing — alternating, overlapping, or substituting with another steroid to avoid developing a tolerance
Commonly Used For: Bodybuilding.
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