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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. Melissa Gowans
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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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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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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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How do human growth hormone injections work for growth?

How do human growth hormone injections work for growth?

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. ...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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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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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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What is the medical term for the condition in which too little growth hormone is produced?

Growth hormone deficiency: Growth hormone deficiency is seen in children who present with abnormally short height / stature. It is very treatable. Also called: Panhypopituitarism; Pituitary dwarfism; Recombinant human GH (rhGH); Acquired growth hormone deficiency; Congenital growth hormone deficiency; Somatropin. Adults can acquire GHD due to damage to the pituitary gland from brain tumor, surgery, infection, or radiation. ...Read more

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If you have growth hormone and are being treated, can your body begin to produce growth hormone on its own?

Growth hornone: If you are receiving growth hormone because your own growth hormone levels are low, it is unlikely that your body in the future will produce enough growth hormone to be normal. ...Read more

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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


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more