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Performance Enhancement in Freediving: Ethical and Medical Dilemmas

Addressing doping in freediving involves stringent testing, severe consequences, and community solidarity. Prohibited PEDs include Beta Blockers, Steroids, EPO, Glucocorticoids, and Diuretics. Implementing additional anti-doping measures and off-season tests can deter doping. PED misuse can lead to health risks like heart problems and addiction. The use of PEDs in freediving undermines fair competition and poses unique dangers due to the sport’s demands for relaxation.

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