So, what are steroids?
Steroids are a class of chemicals containing hydrophobic amino acids and lysine.
The steroid is an enzymatic protein that is produced by the ovary, pancreas, or adrenal gland.
The steroid is an inactive enzyme, which when bound to a protein triggers a biological reaction that results in the release of a small amount of molecule or steroid.
All known varieties of steroids are both naturally occurring and man-made.
What are steroids used for?
Steroids are prescribed to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- High blood pressure
- Rapid cycling bipolar disorder
- And multiple sclerosis.
For many years, steroid use has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease, although recent studies have challenged this theory.
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