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Does "Growth Hormon" make you younger or older?

Does "Growth Hormon" make you younger or older?

Neither: Growth hormone has no effect on your biological age and should ONLY be used when growth abnormalities are noted in children by Board Certified Endocrinologists!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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How much taller can human growth hormone make you?

How much taller can human growth hormone make you?

@ your age=none: Growth requires open growth centers in the bones. These generally close in men by 18-20 or women sooner. Once they close growth hormone does not make them open or the person grow taller. If a kid of 9 has bone maturity of a 6 yo & a deficiency of HGH, treatment may allow him to reach a normal height. A kid with a bone maturity of 17 given HGH would maybe grow a little, but not much. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone therapy really work in making you grow taller?

Does growth hormone therapy really work in making you grow taller?

Only if appropriate: Growth hormone will only increase height if one is still growing. Once the growth plates ("epiphyses") have fused, or closed, one cannot gain further height. In general, the use of growth hormone to treat short stature is limited to children who have specific inherited abnormalities that affect their growth. ...Read more

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Do thyroid levels change as a person ages? Does everyone eventually need synthroid (thyroxine)?

Do thyroid levels change as a person ages? Does everyone eventually need synthroid (thyroxine)?

Thyroid needs : Do change as we get older. However, not everyone will need thyroid supplementation. ...Read more

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Does hgh make you taller because of igf-1?

Does hgh make you taller because of igf-1?

Yes: Growth hormone stimulates growth by both directly binding to various cells in the body and thereby stimulate growth, as well as by stimulating the production of IGF-1. IGF-1 then binds to various cells and stimulates growth through other mechanisms. ...Read more

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Breast growth stunted by eating disorder, any hormones to make them grow?

Breast growth stunted by eating disorder, any hormones to make them grow?

Balance nutrition: The eating disorder has to be treated and get back on balance nutrition. Hormone treatment alone will not work unless hormone deficiency is also the problem. ...Read more

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Can thyroid hormone medicine make your hair weak?

Can thyroid hormone medicine make your hair weak?

Maybe ;): The thyroid hormone medicine should not affect your hair directly. However, if your dosage is low, it can indeed affect your hair, as well as cause many other symptoms. If you are having such a problem, some lab tests with your primary doctor should help identify the problem. If you are taking thyroid hormone, you should have your levels checked at least yearly. ...Read more

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Does proteins make your hair grow?

Does proteins make your hair grow?

Hair: Yes, if the hair loss is related to poor nutrition. But, proteins or any other product will not change genetics or male-pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone enhancer make you taller?

Can growth hormone enhancer make you taller?

No: At your age good chance growth plates are closed. No increased height. ...Read more

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Can abnormal TSH or estrogen levels make an adult female grow taller (in 30s)? Would abnormal excessive growth hormones be the cause of that to occur

Can abnormal TSH or estrogen levels make an adult female grow taller (in 30s)? Would abnormal excessive growth hormones be the  cause of that to occur

No: Linear growth is controlled by growth centers in the long bones and vertebrae, Once they close after puberty, one does not grow taller. Estrogen actually signals the growth centers to close. Growth hormones in excess can increase bone thickening and organ density/size, but will nor make a mature adult grow taller. Sylvester Stallone would be a seven footer if it did. ...Read more

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Do you know which hormones suppress estrogen and breast development/growth?

Do you know which hormones suppress estrogen and breast development/growth?

Antiestrogens are u : Antiestrogens which have an effect on breast tissue to block hormone activity do not suppress development or growth of breast tissue. Male hormones that counteract female hormones would not prevent breast growth. ...Read more

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What foods would help increase growth hormone levels in children so they'll grow taler?

What foods would help increase growth hormone levels in children so they'll grow taler?

Growth hormone: There are no dietary stimulants for growth hormone production. Optimal nutrition will allow a child to reach his/her genetically determined stature. Adding extra growth hormone will not increase that stature, but only accelerate the rate of attaining that stature. ...Read more

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What happens when an adult's (over age 35) growth hormone is stimulated & produces excessive amt of hormone (don't have acromegaly). Can U grow taller?

What happens when an adult's (over age 35) growth hormone is stimulated & produces excessive amt of hormone (don't have acromegaly). Can U grow taller?

Well: generally cannot grow taller at age 35 since bone growth plates are already closed.The person would get Arcomegaly type features growth of feet and parts of face can occur ...Read more

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What are different ways to stimulate the pituitary gland or increase growth hormone to grow taller?

What are different ways to stimulate the pituitary gland or increase growth hormone to grow taller?

Depends: If a kid is truly growth hormone deficient by test, artificial hormone can return them to a normal growth rate. Those who are just behind, but growing at a normal rate, could speed things up with hormone injections, but would not grow taller than they would have naturally.If they are growing normally, a balanced diet, rest and exercise permit normal growth. No diet or supplements boost the final. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Underactive thyroid: There are different causes for it but hashimoto's thyroid disease (autoimmune) is the most common one. It runs in the family. It needs to be diagnosed and treated if you are trying to conceive or during pregnancy. It can be diagnosed on a blood test. ...Read more

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Can high levels of hormones make your boobs grow?

Higher: Estrogen levels, particularly during puberty, can cause breast enlargement. Also, abnormally high prolactin levels lead to breast enlargement and even breast secretions, particularly in pregnancy and some other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can you explain how parathyroid hormone injections make bones stronger when too much parathyroid hormone made by the body weakens bones?

Can you explain how parathyroid hormone injections make bones stronger when too much parathyroid hormone made by the body weakens bones?

Good question!: Parathyroid hormone (pth_ causes two main effects - a decrease in phosphorous in the blood, and an increase in calcium. If a body makes too much PTH (constant, high levels) it will leach the calcium from the bones to keep the blood levels up. Injections, however, are intermittent, lower concentrations that can stimulate bone strengthening by absorbing the calcium in the bood. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroid Hormones (Definition)

Thyroid hormones are the hormones produced by the thyroid gland in the front of a person's neck. The hormones travel through the blood to all parts of the body, and control or increase the metabolism in various parts of the body. Too much thyroid hormone is hyperthyroidism, and ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more