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Growth Hormone Binding Protein
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to use ghrh (growth hormone release hormone) when 17 years old to increase final height development?
How come growth hormone from human cadavers is dangerous, but hormone products like acthar are still used from pigs?
Does taking L-Arginine before resistance training help release Growth Hormone or give any other benefit in general?
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
Does over-masturbation (1-2 times daily) cause loss of testosterone and growth hormone? I masturbated a lot this weekend and my penis hurts a bit!
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
Hi doctors, , how elevated level of growth hormone is associated with osteoporosis and arthritis?
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
Does ginger root increase protein synthesis?does ginseng increase growth hormone or testosterone?
No: Neither one does either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
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
Yes.: This is a test that can be done on your blood. ...Read more
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