In addition to the mentioned side effects several others have been reported. In both males and females acne are frequently reported, as well as hypertrophy of sebaceous glands, increased tallow excretion, hair loss, and alopecia. There is some evidence that anabolic steroid abuse may affect the immune system, leading to a decreased effectiveness of the defense system. Steroid use decreases the glucose tolerance, while there is an increase in insulin resistance. These changes mimic Type II diabetes. These changes seem to be reversible after abstention from the drugs.
Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances that work similarly to the male hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids work by promoting muscle growth (anabolic effects) and developing male sex characteristics (androgenic effect). There are many kinds of anabolic steroids available that have similar but slightly different effects on the body. Anabolic steroids side effects can dangerous and differentiate on what kind of a steroid is used. Most common anabolic steroid side effects are acne, excess body hair growth, lower sex drive, gynecomastia, suppressed testosterone production and high blood pressure.