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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of human growth hormone?

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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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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does human growth hormone affect you?

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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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is human growth hormone harmful?

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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.

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