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Doctor insights on: Human Growth Hormone Affect Thyroid

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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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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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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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Does fasting affect HGH (human growth hormone) in any way?

Does fasting affect HGH (human growth hormone) in any way?

Yes: Prolonged fasting activates the body's compensatory system in an effort to keep blood sugar normal. Simplified: gh, epinephrine, and cortisol levels increase. To lower the body's metabolic demands, thyroid hormone and igf-1 levels decrease. Growth is not enhanced by fasting. ...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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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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Can taking a type of human growth hormone cause infertility to where you will not be able to have kids?

Can taking a type of human growth hormone cause infertility to where you will not be able to have kids?

Not if for low HGH: If a person takes human growth hormone because that person is low in his growth hormone level, then he will become normal in his level. By being normal (while on hgh) his fertility should not be affected by the hgh. That means that whether or not he is fertile should be unrelated to the hgh. However, if he is taking extra hgh, making his levels much too high, then the consequences are uncertain. ...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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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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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