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Dangers of doping

Narcotics banned in sport are powerful analgesics and opioid derivatives. They reduce the ability of concentration and coordination. They lead to addiction and, at high doses, cause loss of consciousness or even death.

Stimulants are exciting substances, which in the short term, have an euphoric effect and improve performance. The consumption of high doses mask alarm signals emitted by the body and creates severe exhaustion, and even death.
Anabolic develop  the body by increasing muscle mass and strength. Taking anabolic steroids can cause many adverse effects: on the liver, cardiovascular system, cholesterol, hormonal regulation and psyche.

Diuretics increase urine flow and help reduce weight by dehydrating the body. The side effects include electrolyte imbalance, which can lead to muscle cramps and kidney damage.

Peptide and glycoprotein hormones increase the rate of protein or red blood cells. Taking too much growth hormone can cause diabetes and acromegaly, whereas erythropoietin abuse can lead to hypertension, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke, and even death.

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