Athletes should avoid performance drugs

The need for success is putting pressure on athletes. Sports has gradually evolved into big business, often leading to increased cases of doping to enhance performance.

Many athletes and their managers fail to consider the implications of banned substances on health. Some of the substances increase the risk of cardiac arrest, stroke, and high blood pressure.

Some athletes use diuretics to cover up the use of banned substances and that too increases the health risks.

SOURCE: DAILY NATION