Body Enhancements

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As human beings we are never truly satisfied with our appearance and find ourselves driven by the need to change what the master has created, very often to our own detriment. My oral will focus on the negative effects of body enhancements. The term body enhancement suggests an improvement to the body by changing its current limitations, however today I will speak specifically about the harmful effects that steroids, tattoos and plastic surgery have on the body. In the process of wanting to enhance the body, we are indeed destroying it.
Steroids are synthetic versions of testosterone, a male hormone. In the hope of a quick fix, steroids are generally used by sportsman to improve their performance. Body builders depend on steroids to build muscle in a short period of time. The results are not long lasting. Throwing one's testosterone out of balance can have wide-ranging consequences.
Men who take anabolic steroids may:
• Get painful erections
• Have their testicles shrink
• Become infertile
Women who take anabolic steroids may:
• Grow excessive face and body hair
• Have their voices deepen
• Experience menstrual irregularities
Steroids are also known to cause:
• mood swings
• heart attacks
If people knew the harmful effects of steroids on the body, they would think twice before taking it. Besides, steroids are illegal without a doctor's prescription for a medical condition.
Can you imagine an 80 year old female with a tattoo of a butterfly on her sagging shoulder? Perhaps you prefer the sight of a tribal tattoo on your grandfather’s grey, hairy chest. I doubt whether you would look at either of these with admiration, especially if the beautiful dolphin you had when you were 18 is starting to resemble a whale.
Tattoos breach the skin, which means that skin infections and other complications are possible. Specific risks…...

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