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Growth Hormone 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth hormone (GH): Human gh must be injected, and is intended for gh deficiency (eg pituitary tumor), children with short stature, and HIV muscle wasting. Gh levels naturally get low with middle age. Will gh make adults feel “younger”? Generally no. Gh may increase muscle but does not increase strength. Side effects include carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, gynecomastia, and can cause/worsen diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. it works: Only a selected small group of patients needed gh after diagnosed to have growth delayed or congenital status. Do need a complet chechup hormonely before decided about taking gh. ...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
Potential harm : Except for very unusual circumstances, most boys have fused growth plates by age 17 with no significant growth potential left. Taking hgh without a clinical indication places people at risk for possibly developing later life malignancy as hgh will raise igf-1 levels which have been implicated in breast, colon, and prostate cancer to name a few. Acromegaly distorts facial features and bone. & on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 18 year old but i'm little short for my age thinking to use growth hormone. What are the possible side effects of growth hormone for growth?
Not going to help: At your age, growth hormone is going to be a waste of money. It is extremely unlikely that you are going to get any height out of growth hormone at this stage of your life. It may increase muscle mass and bone density, but you are not going to get extra inches. Risks of use of growth hormone abound. You need to accept your current stature, and discard the idea of growth hormone being the solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the side effects for the hgh.Growth hormone for bodybulding and whether it is dangerous or not and are there any safe hormone to take instead?
Heart problems: High levels of hgh have been linked to heart problems and diabetes - two things someone young & healthy do not want to have. They're really risky if combined with anabolic steroids. There aren't any hormones out there that i know of that come without risk - even birth control (which is a hormone), can cause clots and stroke, but it's worth it to prevent pregnancy. Is bodybuilding worth it? ...Read more
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