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How should I increase growth hormone?

How should I increase growth hormone?

Dont 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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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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?

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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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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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?

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

Dr. Tedde Rinker
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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