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Genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormones shorts, what is this?

Genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormones shorts, what is this?

Growth hormone: Genotropin (human growth hormone) is growth hormone and is indicated in children with growth hormone deficiency to help them grow. It has much less of a role in adults, but can sometimes be helpful in adults who have had pituitary disease and have very low somatomedin C levels. ...Read more

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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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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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Does human growth hormone increase height?

Does human growth hormone increase height?

If deficient yes: Otherwise, it will just increase your risk of diabetes, headaches, fluid retention, etc. Of course there are many conditions where gh have shown efficacy despite lack of ghd per say (such as turners syndrome ). Talk with your endocrinologist if you are seeking such therapy to see if you qualify. ...Read more

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What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more

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What are the effects of genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

What are the effects of genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

Children or adults?: Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provocative test. Adults with growth hormone deficit, secondary to head trauma or pituitary surgery are candidates as well, but the amount given is much less, since their bone growth plates are closed. Diabetic problems are not scene in european registries. ...Read more

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How does human growth hormone increase testosterone?

How does human growth hormone increase testosterone?

No: No, gh does not increase testosterone production but if weight loss does occur from gh therapy (gh induces lipolysis), your sex hormone binding globulin will rise which in turn will raise your total testosterone level. ...Read more

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Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

No: No but if you were diagnosed with gh deficiency, it's not uncommon to have associated thyroid problems since TSH (the pituitary signal the controls thyroid production from the thyroid gland) is secreted from cells that are adjacent to the gh secreting cells. ...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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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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Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Indirectly, maybe : When prepubertal children are placed on hgh for gh deficiency, their bodies go towards getting back on track with respect to growth. As they catch up and go through puberty underarm hair eventually grows in. Gh will not directly cause sexual maturation. ...Read more

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Is human growth hormone unhealthy?

Is human growth hormone unhealthy?

Normal: Human growth hormone naturally occurs in your body. Complications can occur with supplements due to levels beyond normal physiology, bad chemical sources, or negative feedback from your own body system when you supplement with an outside agent. ...Read more

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Is humatrope (human growth hormone) hard on you?

Is humatrope (human growth hormone) hard on you?

If don't need, yes.: If you are an appropriate candidate for it, such as short stature syndrome, growth hormone deficiency from various causes, then it won't be hard on you. It will improve your short stature, and whatever goes with that, like how others see you, and therefore self-esteem. Oh, i'd the injections are what your thinking about, the needles for subcutaneous are so fine, barely feel it. ...Read more

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Do body builders use serostim (human growth hormone)?

Serostim (human growth hormone): This is for HIV patients on chemotherapy & showing muscle wasting. Any other use is off-label & not advised. ...Read more

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Are human growth hormone supplements packed with insulin?

No: Human growth hormone is only available as a purified product mixed in solution for injection under the skin. Its structure and properties are different to insulin. It stimulates the liver to produce insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with structural similarity to Insulin but it does not lower the blood sugar like Insulin does. IGF-1 mainly stimulates bone growth. ...Read more

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How to increase human growth hormone naturally?

How to increase human growth hormone naturally?

No reason to: There is an immense amount of nonsense on the internet about human growth hormone. There are some bona fide reasons to use it, such as any premie with IUGR may benefit for catch-up growth and to attain a normal adult height. If a full grown man takes it, it may cause acromegaly (think of the James Bond "Jaws") because bones can't grow longer, just wider. An endocrinologist can evaluate if ok. ...Read more

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Is human growth hormone harmful?

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. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don't respond normally to lh during gestation. Pubertal development is hampered by gh deficiency until replaced. Men with gh deficiency can have impaired fertility. Replacing gh increases seminal fluid. Not sure if testo levels change +/- gh in adults. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

To some extent: Decline in hgh can lower the production of several other hormones to some extent. Aging is accompaned by declining testosterone levels also. Referred to as andropause. The decline is not as swift and dramatic as womens menopause, but it does cause symptoms that are reversed with testostterone replacement. ...Read more

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What is human growth hormone?

Species specific: Hi. Growth hormone is one of the rare hormones with species specificity. Insulin from cows, pigs, and salmon work in humans. Not so with growth hormone. Other species' growth hormones will not bind to and activate the human growth hormone receptor. Human growth hormone is the human gene expressed in bacteria. ...Read more