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How does human growth hormone increase testosterone

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
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
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
It doesn't. : They are 2 separate hormones and are not related.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Not much: A testosterone deficiency should be treated with testosterone replacement.

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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They differ: Hi. The growth hormone is not a depot preparation, and it's gone in 24 hours. The testosterone is a depot preparation and has a half-life of about a w... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No. Different: Hgh and testosterone are completely different hormones. They require different reagents for testing and have different reference ranges.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
1) No 2) Different: When screening for hypogonadism, check total testosterone. If it's low normal in symptomatic patient, consider checking free testosterone as sex hormo... Read More
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Two different tests: Growth homone released by pituitary gland in the brain when you are in deep sleep. Usually measured with an igf-1 test. Testosterone produced in teste... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Your size is determined by genetics.
A 43-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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
2-3 months : A child who is proven to have growth hormone deficiency is expected to gain weight and height 2-3 months from the commencement of gh, usually 1-2 lbs ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Why do you want to?: HGH can be very dangerous for self prescribers. There are many medical reasons for doing so, usually after a diagnosis requiring therapy by an endocri... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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No : At 48 yo you are long past that. Growth plates fuse in late adolescence. If you take hgh as an adult you will only make yourself ill. Acromegaly occur... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Messaging or rubbing: legs will not lead to increase in height. As an adult you have already reached your peak height.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely the pbm: In the 30's, your growth centers have closed and any existing growth hormone production helps protect the growing cells, muscle mass and the like. You... Read More

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