PED

What does PED mean?

Performance enhancing drug

In sports, PED is a term often seen when an athlete is found using banned substances to boost their performance. These substances, known as performance-enhancing drugs, include steroids, HGH, and EPO.

These drugs are found across all kinds of sports including baseball, football, hockey, and soccer, and even in Olympic sports like track & field, cycling, gymnastics, weightlifting, and figure skating.

When an athlete is caught using PEDs, they usually have to give up any awards they’ve won and they may even be banned from their sport.

But the use of PEDs doesn’t just give athletes an unfair edge over their competition. These drugs can also have serious side effects. These can include depression, stunted growth, liver damage, increased aggression, impotence, baldness, and acne.

Example for using ‘PED’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about that athlete who got caught with PEDs?

Yeah, it’s crazy! PEDs are performance-enhancing drugs that give athletes an unfair advantage.

I know, right? They’re commonly used in sports like baseball, football, hockey, and soccer.

Exactly! Even Olympic sports like track & field, cycling, gymnastics, weightlifting, and figure skating are not immune to PED usage.

It’s such a shame. Athletes caught using PEDs have to forfeit past, present, and future performances and could even be banned from their sport.

Not to mention the harmful side effects like depression, stunted bone growth, liver damage, and increased aggressiveness.

Yeah, it’s definitely not worth the risk. PEDs can also lead to impotence, baldness, and acne.