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A 19-year-old female asked:

Human growth hormone, what's the truth behind hgh? are there really injections for that, if so what are results /consequences of the injections?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
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. If you are a 19 yo woman, you should be making lots of gh still, and should not need any more. Too much gh can stimulate "growth" where you don't want it, eg tumors.
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