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Human Growth Hormone Patients Diabetes
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
No: Human growth hormone is only available as a purified product mixed in solution for injection under the skin. Its structure and properties are different to insulin. It stimulates the liver to produce insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with structural similarity to Insulin but it does not lower the blood sugar like Insulin does. IGF-1 mainly stimulates bone growth. ...Read more
Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth Hormone: Growth hormone does much more than just affect growth. It is very active in metabolism of many types of cells, including those involved in the processing of sugars. So if you can't process the sugar in your diet correctly, it can lead to blood sugar being too low - hypoglycemia. Work closely with a pediatric endocrinologist as this is a significant disorder. ...Read more
Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Children or adults?: Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provocative test. Adults with growth hormone deficit, secondary to head trauma or pituitary surgery are candidates as well, but the amount given is much less, since their bone growth plates are closed. Diabetic problems are not scene in european registries. ...Read more
What uncommon hormonal disorders (besides acromegaly & pituitary tumors) cause growth hormone overproduction? Do they add height in those over 30?
Generally no: Growth hormone given to someone with genetic short stature can get them to their final height a little sooner, if their growth centers are still open. However, it will not add inches after the growth centers are closed, and is unlikely to add inches beyond what final height would be without it. If hormonally deficient it can add height. ...Read more
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