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A 40-year-old member asked:

Will i have a better life quality taking humatrope (human growth hormone) injections?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
No.: Life gets better if there is a medical problem which can be repaired or corrected with a medicine that either replaces what is deficient, or a medicine that stimulates the body in such a way that it allows the body to heal itself. The present and potential healing properties within all of us are extraordinary powerful; very often nature needs a nudge.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
If you're deficient: Adults with gh deficiency may not feel very well until gh is replaced. Though if you're missing other pituitary hormones this complicates things a bit because gh wont fix anything else missing. Hormone replacement is available for other pituitary hormones if necessary. Humatrope (human growth hormone) is one of many brands of gh. If you're not gh deficient taking gh is unsafe and can cause serious morbidity.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does taking humatrope (human growth hormone) injections lead to better life quality?

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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
For short stature?: If used for short stature, then it depends on how the person feel about the height that might be gained from the drug. If being less short (results can vary) will make the person feel more positive about him/herself then that's better quality of life for him/her. The drug is not without serious side effects and is expensive, so a serious discussion is needed before starting.
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