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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Human Growth Hormone (Overview)

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 base of the brain).


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What is human growth hormone normally used for?

What is human growth hormone normally used for?

FDA approved: There are many approved uses of hgh for growing children outside of gh deficiency. Just for example some indications: turner's syndrome, prader willi syndrome, small for gestational age with failure to catch up, renal failure and growth failure, idiopathic small stature. ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Human Growth Hormone (Overview)

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 base of the brain).


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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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Is it safe to take human growth hormone?

HGH: Human growth hormone should onyl be taken under the supervision of a prescribing physician. Side effects of hgh use are substantial and can be life-threatening, including diabetes and cancer. ...Read more

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How to get prescribed HGH (human growth hormone)?

How to get prescribed HGH (human growth hormone)?

Weight loss clinics: Hgh is mainly prescribes for short stature in kids. After 15 years of age it won't help growth. These days it has prescribed for weight loss and rejuvenation in weight loss and rejuvenation clinics. ...Read more

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How do human growth hormone injections work for growth?

Direct/indirect: Gh stimulates growth by different mechanisms. The one we most commonly refer to is when gh stimulates the production of igf-1 from the liver which mediates a lot of the body growth with the help of other proteins which are made in response to gh stimulation. Igf-1 is the main growth factor. ...Read more

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Can h.G.H (human growth hormone) have any side effects?

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 more

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Is there any side effect for human growth hormone if i tack it now at 19 years old ? Does it affects my sexual organs ?

Yes: If hgh is not needed to treat a deficiency or short stature it can cause serious side effects. These include joint pain, enlarged heart, htn, high blood sugar and there is a concern for increase risk of several types of cancer, colon being a common one. It should not be taken for muscle building due to potential risk. ...Read more

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Side effects of human growth hormone , if i took it as suplement ? Im 19 years old

Why: Why would you want to take growth hormone, which is by injection, expensive, and if you took it it wouldn't help you in any way. Plus, you'd be getting it on the black market, and who knows what toxic substances would be in it? Stay away from scams. ...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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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


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