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How does human growth hormone affect you?

How does human growth hormone affect you?

Hgh: It increases the size of all organs. It's important during puberty for the grow of the bones. Some pituitary benign tumors may produce excessive amount causing gigantism (starting during puberal years) or acromegaly during adulthood. Hgh is used nowadays as anti aging medicine. It it is expensive and in inyectable form. It is still considered controversial to use it for that by some physicians. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

No: No but if you were diagnosed with gh deficiency, it's not uncommon to have associated thyroid problems since TSH (the pituitary signal the controls thyroid production from the thyroid gland) is secreted from cells that are adjacent to the gh secreting cells. ...Read more

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Does human growth hormone increase height?

Does human growth hormone increase height?

If deficient yes: Otherwise, it will just increase your risk of diabetes, headaches, fluid retention, etc. Of course there are many conditions where gh have shown efficacy despite lack of ghd per say (such as turners syndrome ). Talk with your endocrinologist if you are seeking such therapy to see if you qualify. ...Read more

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Does human growth hormone help patients with diabetes?

Does human growth hormone help patients with diabetes?

Increases sugar: Human gh is diabetogenic, ie it increases the blood sugar. Could it increase body growth? I am sure it could but the big picture is important. How much is the benefit versus the risk? ...Read more

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How does human growth hormone increase testosterone?

How does human growth hormone increase testosterone?

No: No, gh does not increase testosterone production but if weight loss does occur from gh therapy (gh induces lipolysis), your sex hormone binding globulin will rise which in turn will raise your total testosterone level. ...Read more

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Does human growth hormone increase an adult's penis size?

Does human growth hormone increase an adult's penis size?

No: Once you've reached adulthood growth is done. However, if you're an adult with gh deficiency, you may suffer from poor libido and maybe some depression. In this situation, replacing growth hormone may help to restore libido and improve mood. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't have enough human growth hormone?

Low Hgh: There is a wide range of normal values for hgh. Very low adult levels can cause multiple endocrine systems to produce less hormones. An endocrinologist is the specialist in this area. There is a new interest in aging with specific credentialing and societies. ...Read more

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What is human growth hormone?

Species specific: Hi. Growth hormone is one of the rare hormones with species specificity. Insulin from cows, pigs, and salmon work in humans. Not so with growth hormone. Other species' growth hormones will not bind to and activate the human growth hormone receptor. Human growth hormone is the human gene expressed in bacteria. ...Read more

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Is human growth hormone harmful?

Not: Only in excess doses. Very interesting information on growth hormone replacement. It needs to be monitored by a physician with a background in hormone therapy. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Human Growth Hormone (Definition)

Human growth hormone is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. It is produced by the pituitary gland (a pea sized structure at the ...Read more