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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Growth hormone therapy (hgh) for 18 yrs old female, 151cms, what to do?

Growth hormone therapy (hgh) for 18 yrs old female, 151cms, what to do?

Endocrinologist: Not exactly sure what your question is. Are you asking whether GH treatments are appropriate or helpful at your age - that depends on your individual skeletal maturity, but I doubt at 18 you will get much benefit from it. If an endocrinologist has determined thee may still be benefit, then just follow their instructions exactly, because you don't have a lot of time to get benefit yet. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone therapy really work in making you grow taller?

Does growth hormone therapy really work in making you grow taller?

Only if appropriate: Growth hormone will only increase height if one is still growing. Once the growth plates ("epiphyses") have fused, or closed, one cannot gain further height. In general, the use of growth hormone to treat short stature is limited to children who have specific inherited abnormalities that affect their growth. ...Read more

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Can a malnourished children with stunted growth catch up growth by therapy such as growth hormone ,he is now ,21yo 5months ,how effective it is?

Can a malnourished children with stunted growth catch up growth by therapy such as growth hormone ,he is now ,21yo 5months ,how effective it is?

Depends: Linear growth (height) can only increase if the growth centers in the long bones are open.Most close at 16-17 in males, but malnutrition may keep them open.An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify growth centers.If open, good nutrition & hormones can help, if closed, they cannot reopen and linear growth is finished. ...Read more

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Are there any new therapies on the horizon for short statured persons other than growth hormone?

Are there any new therapies on the horizon for short statured persons other than growth hormone?

Not really.: Hgh works only for individuals whose growth plates have not fused. Hgh deficiency in a hgh can be readily coroberated. For individuals whose growth plates have fused, no luck. I'm 5'11". I'd readily jump at the opportunity to be 6'2". I'd be on whatever existed to this, but nothing exists. Most short stature is heredity. Look at parents height, and that of siblings. Those are the best markers. ...Read more

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Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.

Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.

I do not think so: I do not think growth hormone would benefit someone with neuropathy or nerve damage of any kind. There are other growth factors that these nerves need, and these are not available as medical treatment. ...Read more

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Should I take human growth hormone therapy if I want to gain muscle?

Should I take human growth hormone therapy if I want to gain muscle?

No: Human growth hormone (hgh) has not been proven to produce significant performance enhancement and serious side effects are associated with its use including acromegaly, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cardiomyopathy (the leading cause of death in HGH users). Most athletic organizations ban its use by their athletes. ...Read more

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I was given human growth hormone therapy from when i was 12-14, why am i a permanent deferral for blood donation?

I was given human growth hormone therapy from when i was 12-14, why am i a permanent deferral for blood donation?

Yes: Hgh was made from pooled human donors, so there was a (tiny) risk of transmitting an infectious disease, so red cross and similar blood banks have permanently deferred such patients. ...Read more

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Is human growth hormone really a steroid?

No, But Legally Yes: Human growth hormone is a peptide that is 191 Amino Acids long and it is not a steroid. Legally it has been classified with steriods for prosecutorial reasons. Hgh is one of the few drugs in the pdr where off-label use has been crimalized. This means one must have the symptoms associated with hgh deficiency and fail a growth hormone stimulation test....Twice. ...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. Daniel Saurborn
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Gnrh (Definition)

Gnrh= gonadotropin releasing hormone is a hormone made in the hypothalamus of the brain involved with release of ...Read more