Unfortunately, some of the changes in women are NOT reversible. Or they may take the drugs in a cycle from no drug to a high dose over a period of
weeks to months. Skin: Steroid use can have an effect on the users skin by affecting the skin pores and causing roughness in the skin texture. What are the other health effects of anabolic steroids? Many steroids available on the black market are even of dubious quality and often only contain small amounts of the drug. Aside from mental problems, steroid use commonly causes severe acne. High blood pressure can also cause problems to the kidneys by damaging the blood vessels by causing thickening and narrowed blood vessels leading to a reduced blood supply and filtration. It also causes the body to swell. Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar to the male hormone testosterone. Prolonged abuse of anabolic steroids very often results in physical addiction. They are controlled substances that people abuse in high doses to boost their athletic performance. Anabolic steroids can cause serious side effects. Some adults and teens use illegal anabolic steroids to lower body fat, get bigger muscles, and increase strength. All of this can cause a lower testosterone level, acid which can harm sperm production. Other effects that appear are, sleep disturbances, feelings of euphoria, high levels of paranoia, various stages of depression, with some users suffering extreme mood swings, and also changes in their personality. Hepatocellular jaundice which is evident by a yellowing of the skin and eyes, can be caused by an abnormal liver function as the liver cannot effectively filter the blood.