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What is human growth hormone normally used for?

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Dr. Gary Greenly
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Children and adults: Human growth hormone (hgh) has for many years been fda approved for growth failure in children. More recently, it has been used "off label" as the fountain of youth for the rich and famous. Finally, about 10 years ago the fda approved the use of HGH in adults which show low levels on laboratory tests, usually a serum igf-1. Usage increases vitality, hair and skin condition, and has many benefits.
Dr. Edward Taub
Preventive Medicine 59 years experience
HGH deficiency: Other than true hgh deficiency there are no proven safe reasons to use hgh.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
FDA approved: There are many approved uses of hgh for growing children outside of gh deficiency. Just for example some indications: turner's syndrome, prader willi syndrome, small for gestational age with failure to catch up, renal failure and growth failure, idiopathic small stature.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Also sometimes to confirm or to treat testicular maldescent
Feb 27, 2013

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