Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes

Ezio Ghigo, Fabio Lanfranco, Christian J. Strasburger

Bodily exercise exerts an vital affect on the endocrine system, modulating synthesis and secretion of a number of hormones. Nearly each organ and system within the physique is affected by bodily exercise and train, primarily by means of the endocrine and neuroendocrine system. Mode, depth, and length of the train bout, age, gender and health degree of the person in addition to environmental and psychological components might have an effect on the endocrine response to bodily exercise.

However, a number of hormones are in a position to affect bodily efficiency and physique composition. Thus, a bi-univocal interrelationship between train and hormones exists.

On this e-book new developments on metabolic and endocrine response to train are revised and introduce the “sizzling subject” of hormonal doping in sports activities. Prior to now a long time, hormone abuse has develop into a widespread behavior amongst skilled and – most of all and extra continuously – leisure athletes. A considerable a part of this quantity is dedicated to the consequences of exogenous hormones on efficiency. Anabolic steroids, development hormone and erythropoietin properties, use and misuse in sports activities are extensively described. Particular strategies to detect hormone abuse are introduced and mentioned.

The contributors to this quantity are well-known specialists and devoted researchers within the fields of sports activities drugs and endocrinology, endocrine physiology, pharmacology, and doping detection.

The aim of this quantity is to offer all professionals concerned in sports activities drugs and endocrinology a state-of-the-art overview of the complicated interactions between bodily exercise and the endocrine system and to give attention to hormone abuse in sports activities at aggressive and leisure degree highlighting its detrimental penalties for long-term well being.