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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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Dr. James Chapman
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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 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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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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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 hCG. ...Read more

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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

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