Steroids are synthetic hormones intended to treat diseases that involve low testosterone or other hormones. Steroids are also considered to be appearance and performance-enhancing drugs (APED).
While the majority of people who use steroids are people in their twenties or thirties, a significant number of people start using steroids in their teenage years. About 22% of people using anabolic steroids started using them as teenagers.
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