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Doctor insights on: Human Growth Hormone Patients Diabetes

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Does human growth hormone help patients with diabetes?

Does human growth hormone help patients with diabetes?

Increases sugar: Human gh is diabetogenic, ie it increases the blood sugar. Could it increase body growth? I am sure it could but the big picture is important. How much is the benefit versus the risk? ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Are human growth hormone supplements packed with insulin?

Are human growth hormone supplements packed with insulin?

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

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What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

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

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Is human growth hormone really glycosylated ?

Is human growth hormone really glycosylated ?

Depends...: Depends upon the formulation from the manufacturer. ...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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How hypoglycemia associated with neonatal growth hormon deficiency?

How hypoglycemia associated with neonatal growth hormon deficiency?

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

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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

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

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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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Can antipsychotics lower production of human growth hormone?

Can antipsychotics lower production of human growth hormone?

Yes: First generation antipsychotics can lower growth hormone levels, but that should be of little significance since you're way past puberty. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for adult human growth hormone deficiency?

What are some treatments for adult human growth hormone deficiency?

Growth hormone: Adult ghd is treated with growth hormone injection in adult doses which is typically one tenth of the pediatric dose. ...Read more

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What are the effects of genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

What are the effects of genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

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

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Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Mostly in babies: Congenital gh defciency can present with hypoglycemia in a baby. On the flip side, excessive gh causes high blood sugar in children and adults. ...Read more

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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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Would lifting and intermittent fasting promote HGH (human growth hormone)?

No: Weight lifting will not. Getting hypoglycemic by taking Insulin will temporarily raise gh - but do not try that at home. ...Read more

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What uncommon hormonal disorders (besides acromegaly & pituitary tumors) cause growth hormone overproduction? Do they add height in those over 30?

What uncommon hormonal disorders (besides acromegaly & pituitary tumors) cause growth hormone overproduction? Do they add height in those over 30?

Height: No, height does not increase in patients over 20-25. I do not quite follow why you think you have growth hormone overproduction. More important - you must see your primary doctor and have her/him evaluate all of your concerns. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Is human growth hormone unhealthy?

Is human growth hormone unhealthy?

Normal: Human growth hormone naturally occurs in your body. Complications can occur with supplements due to levels beyond normal physiology, bad chemical sources, or negative feedback from your own body system when you supplement with an outside agent. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone increase height some one's who is genetically short?

Can growth hormone increase height some one's who is genetically short?

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

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