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Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Growth Hormone (Overview)

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 and treatment, if needed.


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What is growth hormone please?

What is growth hormone please?

GH: Gh is a protein that is produced by the pituitary gland. It has wide ranging effects not only on growth but also on metabolism. ...Read more

Dr. Tedde Rinker
622 Doctors shared insights

Growth Hormone (Overview)

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 and treatment, if needed.


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What exactly does growth hormone do to a 17 year old boy, any negative side effects?

Depends: If a 17 year old is fully developed and has completed puberty, growth hormone will not be of any use. However if there is room to grow there may be some benefits according to some studies. There may be increased end height or they will just complete their growth faster. As for negative side effects, in general the hormone is well tolerated. Increased cancer risk is often discussed but not proven. ...Read more

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How should I increase growth hormone?

How should I increase growth hormone?

Don't try: You don't really want to increase growth hormone. Serious consequences can arise. Previous studies were stopped due to serious side effects of increasing growth hormone levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the basics about norditropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

Can you tell me the basics about norditropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

HGH: Hi. Growth hormone is indicated in growth hormone deficiency in children & adults, and for short stature in children. GH is a protein hormone, so like insulin, it must be injected. In children the growth plates in the long bones are still open, so they will get taller. In GH-deficient adults, they will not get taller, but it still has beneficial effects on skeletal health, muscle mass, psyche, etc ...Read more

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Are human growth hormone supplements bad if not abused. Just in moderation even for sports or gym purposes?

Are human growth hormone supplements bad if not abused. Just in moderation even for sports or gym purposes?

Why bother?: They're pricey, they're cheating, and they offer little benefit unless you want to end up grotesquely muscled. Whoever's trying to sell you this is probably claiming benefits that it cannot deliver. Why not be able to tell everyone, truthfully, "This is entirely natural." ...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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Can you explain if it's safe to take growth hormone boosters?

Can you explain if it's safe to take growth hormone boosters?

They're bogus: Hi. Safety has not been tested, but I can guarantee you they're NOT efficacious! They're snake oil, and the snake oil peddlers are laughin' all they way to the bank. I would suggest you not throw your $$$ away on these scams, and instead give that money to some organization that will do some good in the world. Hmmm...probably NOT what you wanted to hear! Peace & good luck. ...Read more

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How come growth hormone from human cadavers is dangerous, but hormone products like acthar are still used from pigs?

Cadaver growth: hormone supplies contained a potentially fatal slow virus, which is one of the reasons all hgh is now made synthetically. Acthar is also made synthetically as well. ...Read more

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Can h.G.H (human growth hormone) have any side effects?

Can h.G.H (human growth hormone) have any side effects?

Many side effects: The reason hgh is regulated and only used for gh deficiency is because there is a temptation to give it for cosmetic reasons, and it can be dangerous. Google "acromegaly" to see effects of gh excess. Also, you don't always want "growth". Colon polyps, possibly other tumors, and the build up of coronary placque are among the growth effects you don't want.
Whatever you're in to, you don't need it! ...Read more

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Does taking L-Arginine before resistance training help release Growth Hormone or give any other benefit in general?

Does taking L-Arginine before resistance training help release Growth Hormone or give any other benefit in general?

See details.: Arginine has no influence on growth hormone And is associated with GI bloating and diarrhea. Deficiencies of arginine are rare. It may have cardiovascular benefits but supplements do not improve the benefits. ...Read more

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Took a growth hormone and my right testicle has been in pain fir 3 months. Could it have grew the symptoms testicular cancer. Thinking it's cancer.

Took a growth hormone and my right testicle has been in pain fir 3 months. Could it have grew the symptoms testicular cancer. Thinking it's cancer.

See your doctor: If you took human growth hormone once, I don't see why it would cause testicular pain. However, you should have the pain checked out regardless. It could be orchitis, epididymitis, an std, injury, . Cancer would be down the list a bit, but there are a lot of serious conditions that are possible. ...Read more

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Human growth hormone, what's the truth behind hgh? Are there really injections for that, if so what are results /consequences of the injections?

Human growth hormone, what's the truth behind hgh? Are there really injections for that, if so what are results /consequences of the injections?

GH deficiency: Hgh is available, but should only be used for gh deficiency, and only in youth. Trials with gh in adults have not proven any real functional benefit. If you are a 19 yo woman, you should be making lots of gh still, and should not need any more. Too much gh can stimulate "growth" where you don't want it, eg tumors. ...Read more

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If your16 years old and are 5ft 2inch could it mean you have a growth hormone disorder?

If your16 years old and are 5ft 2inch could it mean you have a growth hormone disorder?

Depends: You need to see your physician for a full evaluation. Your height is determined by genetics as well as where you are in pubertal development. A full exam and evaluation of your growth chart will be very helpful. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, , how elevated level of growth hormone is associated with osteoporosis and arthritis?

Just arthritis: People with acromegaly or excess growth hormone develop enlargement of the tissues that make up the joints, and that can lead to pain and swelling. It does not cause osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormally low prolactin levels? I am 32 and have been breastfeeding for 3 yrs but prolactin is below normal. Growth hormone is lowish

What could cause abnormally low prolactin levels? I am 32 and have been breastfeeding for 3 yrs but prolactin is below normal. Growth hormone is lowish

Prolactin levels: A low prolactin level may be caused by excessive bleeding at the time of delivery which affected or damaged your anterior pituitary gland. This phenomenon is known as Sheehan's syndrome. Your thyroid may also be affected. See your gynecologist or a gynecological endocrinologist for help ...Read more

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How to boost growth hormone?

Sleep more sleep mor: Growth hormone is released when you are sleeping, At age 19 your bones will already have closed and you've reached your full height and there is likely no need for exogenous growth hormone. See an endocrinologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is growth hormone please?

GH: Gh is a protein that is produced by the pituitary gland. It has wide ranging effects not only on growth but also on metabolism. ...Read more

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How to increase growth hormone?

Increased GH level: To increase growth hormone (g) you need to get rid of belly fat and do vigorous exercise. Staying active has also shown to optimize the level of hgh in a person’s body. Stay away from high-glycemic-load carbohydrates, as Insulin or “insulin spikes” have been shown to greatly inhibit hgh secretion. Sleeping well is another good way to increase your g level. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I increase growth hormone?

Don't try: You don't really want to increase growth hormone. Serious consequences can arise. Previous studies were stopped due to serious side effects of increasing growth hormone levels. ...Read more

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What is over secretion for growth hormone?

Acromegaly: Over secretion of growth hormone is caused by a benign tumor of the pituitary gland. It causes a disorder called acromegaly, in which there is enlargement of the soft tissues of the body, as well as organ enlargement. Without treatment it will lead to heart failure, arthritis, excess sweats, distortion of facial features, headaches, possible visual loss, increased risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best growth hormone for health?

GH not a solution: It is very rare for a 50 year old to not produce an adequate amount of growth hormone unless there is a history of pituitary disease or surgery or radiation in the area near the pituitary. GH is not prescribed for lack of energy or strength. All brands are equally effective for the few who need it but it is very expensive and not helpful for most adults ...Read more

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What triggers the release of growth hormone?

What triggers the release of growth hormone?

Ghrelin and GHRH: The production of GH is triggered when GHRELIN, produced in the stomach and GH RELEASING HORMONE, produced in the hypothalamus, are ACTIVATED. These turned on hormones stimulate the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to release the GH.
GH then regulates several physiologic processes, including protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. ...Read more

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What can I do to maximize my growth hormone?

Pick parents: There's nothing you can do to influence your hormone levels outside of growth hormone injections. Diets, herbs don't work. Save your money. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone affect facial development?

Yes: Growth hormone is important for the development of the bones of the face. Persons with growth hormone excess have characteristic facial features including coarsening of their facial features and enlargement of the jaw. These changes can also be seen in a much milder form in children who receive growth hormone for growth hormone deficiency. Children with untreated growth hormone deficiency often have a condition known as midface hypoplasia where the bones in the middle of the face do not develop to be as fully formed as children with normal growth hormone secretion. ...Read more

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How to increase growth hormone in my body naturaly?

Please see the: The following article that has many good suggestions on how this can be done naturally. Best wishes.
www. Livestrong. Com/article/28867-naturally-increase-hgh...
Hgh, or human growth hormone, also known as somatropin or simply gh, . .. Can you naturally increase hgh levels? Last updated: aug 29, 2013. .. ...Read more

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How to increase my level of growth hormone naturally?

How to increase my level of growth hormone naturally?

SLEEP MORE!: I'm not kidding. Your body produces growth hormone while you sleep and this promotes healthy development and growth in children and teenagers like yourself. Read more abour this : http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why. Html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: growth hormone?

Pituitaryhormone: 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 and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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