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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sleep more sleep mor: Growth hormone is released when you are sleeping, At age 19 your bones will already have closed and you've reached your full height and there is likel ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
GH: Gh is a protein that is produced by the pituitary gland. It has wide ranging effects not only on growth but also on metabolism.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Increased GH level: To increase growth hormone (g) you need to get rid of belly fat and do vigorous exercise. Staying active has also shown to optimize the level of hgh ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Dont try: You don't really want to increase growth hormone. Serious consequences can arise. Previous studies were stopped due to serious side effects of increa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. Howeve ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Trea ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Growth hormone: Genotropin (human growth hormone) is growth hormone and is indicated in children with growth hormone deficiency to help them grow. It has much less o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: If a 17 year old is fully developed and has completed puberty, growth hormone will not be of any use. However if there is room to grow there may be so ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. Howeve ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Not: Only in excess doses. Very interesting information on growth hormone replacement. It needs to be monitored by a physician with a background in hor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes if: Taken for unintended medical purposes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Before puberty: Hgh is only prescribed in children diagnosed with a true growth or height deficiency due to a pituitary gland disorder. Hgh has no effect on height i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don' ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
HGH : Hi. Growth hormone is indicated in growth hormone deficiency in children & adults, and for short stature in children. GH is a protein hormone, so ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience in Urology
Not usually: Although both testosterone and growth hormone are stimulated by hormones from the pituitary gland, they are relatively unrelated.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and paras ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Indirectly, maybe : When prepubertal children are placed on hgh for gh deficiency, their bodies go towards getting back on track with respect to growth. As they catch up ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
You should: Never take anything you don't need. These drugs have medical uses and should only be used to treat specific conditions. No matter when they are used ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience in Endocrinology
Only if appropriate: Growth hormone will only increase height if one is still growing. Once the growth plates ("epiphyses") have fused, or closed, one cannot gain further ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
No: No but if you were diagnosed with gh deficiency, it's not uncommon to have associated thyroid problems since TSH (the pituitary signal the controls th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Children or adults?: Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
No: No, gh does not increase testosterone production but if weight loss does occur from gh therapy (gh induces lipolysis), your sex hormone binding globul ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
No: Hgh if used for its intended medical indication, does not cause infertility.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Growth hormone: The stunted growth is global including the penis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
They're bogus: Hi. Safety has not been tested, but I can guarantee you they're NOT efficacious! They're snake oil, and the snake oil peddlers are laughin' all they w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
GH deficiency: Growth hormone is one of the anterior pituitary hormones. Its deficiency is unusual in adults and more common in kids. Children will present with gr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Deficiency of hGH in: Very rare, unless you have had prior pituitary surgery or radiation. Even more rare is aghd due to head trauma. Most quack doctors make the diagnosis ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Species specific: Hi. Growth hormone is one of the rare hormones with species specificity. Insulin from cows, pigs, and salmon work in humans. Not so with growth hormon ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
CJD: Human growth hormone can be made synthetically and is free of infectious agents. GH of human origin has caused CJD in some recipients.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Many side effects: The reason hgh is regulated and only used for gh deficiency is because there is a temptation to give it for cosmetic reasons, and it can be dangerous. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details.: Arginine has no influence on growth hormone And is associated with GI bloating and diarrhea. Deficiencies of arginine are rare. It may have cardiovasc ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
See your doctor: If you took human growth hormone once, i don't see why it would cause testicular pain. However, you should have the pain checked out regardless. It ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Take it easy: Masturbation is normal at every age and pain may be related to friction or "overuse". At your age your testosterone is very rapidly replenished and it ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
GH deficiency: Hgh is available, but should only be used for gh deficiency, and only in youth. Trials with gh in adults have not proven any real functional benefit. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: You need to see your physician for a full evaluation. Your height is determined by genetics as well as where you are in pubertal development. A full ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Just arthritis: People with acromegaly or excess growth hormone develop enlargement of the tissues that make up the joints, and that can lead to pain and swelling. It ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Yes.: This is a test that can be done on your blood.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Prolactin levels: A low prolactin level may be caused by excessive bleeding at the time of delivery which affected or damaged your anterior pituitary gland. This phenom ... Read More
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