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How Does Human Growth Hormone Increase Testosterone
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could hydrocortisone cream applied on testicles permanently reduce testosterone or human growth hormone?
Steroid cream: Nope. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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