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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does human growth hormone affect you?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Hgh: It increases the size of all organs. It's important during puberty for the grow of the bones. Some pituitary benign tumors may produce excessive amount causing gigantism (starting during puberal years) or acromegaly during adulthood. Hgh is used nowadays as anti aging medicine. It it is expensive and in inyectable form. It is still considered controversial to use it for that by some physicians.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Hgh: Think of hgh as the top of a mountain of hormones. It communicates, stimulates or suppresses most hormones directly or indirectly. Please read a lot before taking them.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is human growth hormone harmful?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 36 years experience
Not: Only in excess doses. Very interesting information on growth hormone replacement. It needs to be monitored by a physician with a background in hormone therapy.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormones shorts, what is this?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
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 of a role in adults, but can sometimes be helpful in adults who have had pituitary disease and have very low somatomedin C levels.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What negative effects of human growth hormone are there?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
All of them: There are no positive effects. Growth hormone in adults that don't need it can lead to diabetes, pancreatitis, skeletal pain, headache, gynecomastia and a host of medical problems. Plus it's very expensive, requires daily injections, isn't covered by your insurance, and would probably have to be obtained on the black market, so who knows what you'e be injecting?
A 30-year-old member asked:

What does a lack of human growth hormone cause?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Growth hormone defic: In adults it can cause fatigue, decrease muscle mass, increased fat mass, decreased activity tolerance, high cholesterol or triglycerides, osteopenia, early heart disease.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of human growth hormone?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Different brands : Most of the commercially available hgh preparations are identical. The preservative solutions may differ, the technological approach may be different: using bacteria vs mouse cells to manufacture what is really the same drug across the brands available in the us, and the mode of delivery might be different: pen vs pod vs needle/syringe. In the end, the brands in this country work the same.

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