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Doctor insights on: Can Taking Human Growth Hormone Cause Hyperthyroidism

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Will taking human growth hormone, for bodybuilding reasons, cause you to be sterile?

Will taking human growth hormone, for bodybuilding reasons, cause you to be sterile?

Many bad effects: Taking hgh has a number of deleterious effects on your body - including onset of diabetes, and a thickening of your bones. Your feet may get wider and your facial features change to become coarser. It is a big price to pay. ...Read more

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Can taking a type of human growth hormone cause infertility to where you will not be able to have kids?

Can taking a type of human growth hormone cause infertility to where you will not be able to have kids?

Not if for low HGH: If a person takes human growth hormone because that person is low in his growth hormone level, then he will become normal in his level. By being normal (while on hgh) his fertility should not be affected by the hgh. That means that whether or not he is fertile should be unrelated to the hgh. However, if he is taking extra hgh, making his levels much too high, then the consequences are uncertain. ...Read more

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What does a lack of human growth hormone cause?

What does a lack of human growth hormone cause?

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. ...Read more

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What long term side effects does the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) cause?

What long term side effects does the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) cause?

Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more

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Trying to cut down on my caffeine intake--can too much caffeine before bed effect human growth hormone and cause height to increase (age: upper 30s)?

Unlikely the pbm: In the 30's, your growth centers have closed and any existing growth hormone production helps protect the growing cells, muscle mass and the like. You will not grow taller at 30, regardless of extra growth hormone. ...Read more

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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more

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Read that frequent rubbing or massaging legs and feet can cause release of human growth hormone and added growth in all ages. Any truth to the claims?

Read that frequent rubbing or massaging legs and feet can cause release of human growth hormone and added growth in all ages. Any truth to the claims?

No...: There has never been a published medical report that I have seen that demonstrates that massaging the legs has any effect of height - the growth plates close in the teen years and maximum height is achieved then. Frequent massages may make you feel better so you stand up more straight... giving the perception of being taller ...Read more

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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause side effects?

Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause side effects?

Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more

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What long term side effects can the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) aq cause?

Many: If you take hgh (nutropin) after your growth centers have been closed the only things that will grow is cartilage so your ears and nose will get bigger and your facial features will become coarse. Hgh is also a diabetogenic substance, so it can give you diabetes. It also enhances the growth of intestinal polyps and may cause prostate enlargement and malignancy. ...Read more

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Will you continue to grow if taking human growth hormone?

No: Growth stops when growth plates close. On average this is around 16-17 for boys and 15-16 for girls. ...Read more

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Better life taking humatrope (human growth hormone)?

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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son is taking the growth hormone drug, norditropin, (human growth hormone) and after 3 months is getting ringworm constantly.?

Likely unrelated: The side effect profile of growth hormone includes dry skin and rash, but susceptibility to ringworm is not related to use of growth hormone. More likely, he is being exposed to a classmate, or an animal with a ringworm and constantly getting reinfected. Also, has it been diagnosed by his doc as a ringworm? Some forms of eczema look a lot like ringworm! See your doc for definitive answers. ...Read more

Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Growth Hormone (Definition)

Growth hormone is necessary for growth in children and is still important in adults. Deficiencies can cause many problems beside poor growth in children and this condition should be evaluated by an endocrinologist for diagnosis ...Read more


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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more