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what happens when a person takes too much hgh?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Unknown: There have been several studies on using growth hormone in non deficient patients (those with severe cachexia, malnutrition, ICU setting, aids wasting), and there was no real bad side effect. The hormone may alter glucose metabolism, but there are mixed results about diabetes development in patients. But, why take more than you need. You won't grow taller once your growth plates are closed.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does HGH work to slow or reverse aging?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Jury still out: There have been many such claims for HGH but the research supporting this is very limited and it is illegal to use it for this- see https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19523398/truth-about-hgh/ for a good discussion of the research. I never recommended taking HGH but there may benefits to helping your body produce more. See https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-ways-to-increase-hgh#section11
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A 47-year-old male asked:

I'm interested in using HGH for performance enhancement. Is this safe?

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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Not Legal Use: Using HGH for performance enhancement is not a legal use. The only legitimate indication is for treatment of a medical diagnosis of adult human growth hormone deficiency. It’s safe to use HGH when indicated and under qualified medical supervision. It’s unsafe to self-administer hgh. If HGH is prescribed to replace a diagnosed deficiency, performance enhancement may be a beneficial side-effect.
A 18-year-old member asked:

What's the positives and negatives of HGH treatment?

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Dr. Batul Valika
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Depends: If you are taking human growth hormone for a documented deficiency (pediatric or adult) the benefits can be proper growth and development for children, decreasing central weight, improved cognition and mood for adults. It should only be used when a documented deficiency is present. It can cause fluid retention, joint problems and Insulin resistance.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How short do you have to be to qualify for HGH injections?

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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
2 standard deviation: The quick answer is that you need to be below 2 standard deviations for your height and weight. You may also need a specific diagnosis such as idiopathic growth hormone deficiency, intrauterine growth retardation, etc. Insurance companies usually publish these criteria if you do an internet search.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get HGH over the counter?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
No: Even if you could, you could not guarantee how pure or active the ingredients may be. Never trust an unknown source for medications that are this important.

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