Drugs in sport

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1. what are beta blockers used for?

  • increase red blood cells count
  • lower heart rate and have a calming effect
  • promote muscle and bone growth
  • reduce pain from injury
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2. side effects of diuretics?

  • loss of concentration and balance
  • dizziness, dehydration, kidney failure
  • low bp, tiredness, insomnia
  • high bp, axiety, depression

3. what do diutetics do?

  • cause other hormones to be produced
  • increase muscle mass
  • increase urine production
  • lower heart rate

4. which sports performers might take anabolic steroids?

  • athletics
  • cycling
  • boxing
  • archery

5. what are some side effects of anabolic steroids?

  • dizziness, tiredness, depression
  • low bp, dehydration, loss of balance
  • high bp, infertility and increased chance of heart attack
  • thickens blood, anxiety, insomnia


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