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Steroids Growth Hormone Gnrh Therapy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was given human growth hormone therapy from when i was 12-14, why am i a permanent deferral for blood donation?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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