The Men On Steroids May Lose Libido & Grow Impotent
The men on steroids may experience temporary sterility, testicular atrophy, and the development of female sex characteristics. Testosterone, the male sex hormone, is responsible for the growth of sexual organs. Testosterone is secreted in male testes.
The amount of testosterone in the male bloodstream is controlled by the pituitary gland in the brain. If testosterone level is low, the pituitary gland secretes the hormones FSH (“Follicle Stimulating Hormone”) and LH (“Luteinizing Hormone”) that make testes to secrete more testosterone, but if testosterone level high, the pituitary gland drops FSH and LH, and testosterone level drops consequently. This way body regulates the testosterone production.
In the men on steroids, finding high quantity of anabolic steroids that are chemically similar to testosterone, the pituitary gland cuts down the testosterone production in the testes. Hence the men on steroid make their testes remain inactive or not producing testosterone as long as they go on taking steroids.
This results in the lowering down the production of sperm cells,...