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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Endocrinologist Hi. I am on 2 iu's of Human Growth Hormone along with 1 cc weekly of Testosterone. How long are they in my system after stopping?

Endocrinologist Hi. I am on 2 iu's of Human Growth Hormone along with 1 cc weekly of Testosterone. How long are they in my system after stopping?

They differ: Hi. The growth hormone is not a depot preparation, and it's gone in 24 hours. The testosterone is a depot preparation and has a half-life of about a week. Using the 5 half-life rule of thumb, after about 5 weeks, you'll be running on fumes. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's better human growth hormone or testosterone as far as being safe and effective?

Opinions on what's better human growth hormone or testosterone as far as being safe and effective?

For what purpose?: Safe & effective is relative. Even when discussing antibiotics, you don't want to take them unless you really need to do so, such that the desired benefit outweighs the potential risks & side effects. If you truly have growth hormone deficiency, then hGH might be worth it. However, you better have good insurance b/c it's pricey. If you truly have low Testosterone, then TRT might be beneficial. .. ...Read more

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Would a testosterone blood test be the same as human growth hormone test? Are they the same or two completely different tests?

Would a testosterone blood test be the same as human growth hormone test? Are they the same or two completely different tests?

Two different tests: Growth homone released by pituitary gland in the brain when you are in deep sleep. Usually measured with an igf-1 test. Testosterone produced in testes, and has 2 peak relase times during am & pm. Usually measure with free and total testosterones levels. ...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 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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How can I increase HGH (human growth hormone) level in my body?

How can I increase HGH (human growth hormone) level in my body?

Why do you want to?: HGH can be very dangerous for self prescribers. There are many medical reasons for doing so, usually after a diagnosis requiring therapy by an endocrinologist. There is a huge amount of nonsense posted on the Internet with regard to HGH ...Read more

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Will human growth hormone actually increase my height?

Will human growth hormone actually increase my height?

No: At 48 yo you are long past that. Growth plates fuse in late adolescence. If you take hgh as an adult you will only make yourself ill. Acromegaly occurs in adults who have gh secreting adenomas. Growth factor increases can raise risk for malignancy. ...Read more

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Trying to cut down on my caffeine intake--can too much caffeine before bed effect human growth hormone and cause height to increase (age: upper 30s)?

Trying to cut down on my caffeine intake--can too much caffeine before bed effect human growth hormone and cause height to increase (age: upper 30s)?

Unlikely the pbm: In the 30's, your growth centers have closed and any existing growth hormone production helps protect the growing cells, muscle mass and the like. You will not grow taller at 30, regardless of extra growth hormone. ...Read more

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How to increase human growth hormone naturally?

How to increase human growth hormone naturally?

No reason to: There is an immense amount of nonsense on the internet about human growth hormone. There are some bona fide reasons to use it, such as any premie with IUGR may benefit for catch-up growth and to attain a normal adult height. If a full grown man takes it, it may cause acromegaly; think of the James Bond "Jaws"; because bones can't grow longer, just wider. An endocrinologist can evaluate if ok. ...Read more

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How to increase the human growth hormone naturally?

How to increase the human growth hormone naturally?

Sleep well to grow: Growth hormone is released during sleep-so if you can get good quality sleep, that will help your body regulate it's own hormones. We call sleeping well-'sleep hygiene'. Also, before the invention of the electric light, diaries indicated we slept TEN hours a night on average, not just 8. Try keeping a sleep log to see if you're getting good enough sleep (running a sleep deficits means you are not) ...Read more

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What sports naturally raise human growth hormone the most?

What sports naturally raise human growth hormone the most?

High intensity sport: A sprinter running the 400m will have an hgh spike greater than someone running 5k. Weightifters doing only a few rep max, will have greater increase in gh levels than someone doing many reps. It is absolutely conclusive as shown by a number of studies. ...Read more

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Does l-arginine increase human growth hormone for women over 40?

Does l-arginine increase human growth hormone for women over 40?

Not: Unless given as an IV infusion. Besides, there's no advantage and potential dangers to increasing growth hormone at that age. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nutropin (human growth hormone) to increase growth?

How long does it take for nutropin (human growth hormone) to increase growth?

2-3 months: A child who is proven to have growth hormone deficiency is expected to gain weight and height 2-3 months from the commencement of gh, usually 1-2 lbs and an inch during such interval. ...Read more

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3 HGH questions: 1.does fasting increase human growth hormone? 2. How long should you fast for, for maximum HGH? 3. Good to exercise while fasting?

3 HGH questions: 1.does fasting increase human growth hormone? 2. How long should you fast for, for maximum HGH? 3. Good to exercise while fasting?

Fasting and growing: At age 16 you should still be growing and definitely do not fast.
Almost certainly at a younger age your pediatrician has measured your height and weight several times. This is reported on a page that shows growth in height and weight. If your parents do not have this information you should contact the pediatrician and get a copy of you height and weight growth. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been wanting to increase my testosterone and growth hormone so I can get exceptionally stronger.?

What to do if I have been wanting to increase my testosterone and growth hormone so I can get exceptionally stronger.?

Exercise & nutrition: Seriously! Exercise, good nutrition, and yes, deep restorative sleep, are necessary to get exceptionally stronger and healthier. Rather than focus on your Testosterone & Growth Hormone levels, focus your attention on exercise, good nutrition & adequate sleep. If you're still not satisfied at that point, then go see your family doc who can evaluate for other causes holding you back. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to increase growth hormone? Does GH increase if testosterone increase?

Height: Growth hormone does not help with getting taller at age 19. Your epiphyses (ends of long bones) are fused and you do not grow taller. ...Read more

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Does ginger root increase protein synthesis? Does ginseng increase growth hormone or testosterone?

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

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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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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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Hgh (human growth hormone) should I take it and what are its side effects/ benefits?

Let me try to help: You take HGH base an advice from your doctor, I do not recommend other wise. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can the human growth hormone make my penis grow up if I was 17 years old

No: No amount of growth hormone will do that. Normal sex hormones and genetics are what determine penile length. ...Read more

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Can I use the rate at which my facial hair grows as a proxy to see how strong my level of human growth hormone is? Roughly speaking

HGH and Hair: Hair growth results from the interaction of several hormones on the skin. The most important factor being andgrogen levels. So it is not a good indicator for hgh levels in the body. ...Read more

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Can I use the rate at which my facial hair grows as a proxy to see how strong my level of human growth hormone is, roughly speaking?

Not exactly: I don't think the notion you are raising has been looked at from scientific standpoint. Although its true that growth hormone is influential in hair growth, there are other growth promoting factors such as estrogen, thyroid and testosterone hormones. The hormone that can closely correlate with endogenous (or exogenous) gh levels is Insulin like growth factor 1 (and to a lesser extent igf-bp3). ...Read more

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I had microfracturing for cartilage regrowth in the hip. Will human growth hormone help to regrow cartilage in any way? I get it prescribed overseas.

I had microfracturing for cartilage regrowth in the hip. Will human growth hormone help to regrow cartilage in any way? I get it prescribed overseas.

No, only if used-: -in combination with cultured autologous cell transplants. Growth hormones will have side effects none of which helps Ur surgery B successful. ...Read more

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I take an injectible, serostim (human growth hormone) for cachexia, before I have taken the drug for 24 mo. Prior, can I expect similar results from this dosing schedule?

I take an injectible, serostim (human growth hormone) for cachexia, before I have taken the drug for 24 mo. Prior, can I expect similar results from this dosing schedule?

Maybe, maybe not: The same person, taking the same dose of hormone as in the past, after a break of some months, should be able to get similar effects if he is really the same person. . . Meaning that he has not changed much in disease status or severity, body weight, lab test results, dietary habits, exercise habits, other meds, etc... Otherwise, he may have more or less response to the same old medication. ...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


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