The Health Risks Of Doping

heart attackBlood doping is a method of enhancing your athletic performance by artificially boosting your blood’s ability to bring more oxygen to your muscles.

In many cases, doping increases the amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin is an oxygen-carrying protein in the blood. Increasing hemoglobin allows higher amounts of oxygen to reach and fuel an athlete’s muscles. This can improve stamina and performance, particularly in long-distance events, such as running and cycling.

Doping is banned by the International Olympic Committee and other sports organizations and is considered to be illegal.

Types of Doping

The three most common types of blood doping are: