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

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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 24 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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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 50 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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do human growth hormone injections work for growth?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Direct/indirect: Gh stimulates growth by different mechanisms. The one we most commonly refer to is when gh stimulates the production of igf-1 from the liver which mediates a lot of the body growth with the help of other proteins which are made in response to gh stimulation. Igf-1 is the main growth factor.

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