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What Do Growth Hormones Do
Doubtful idea: I see ur in your thirties, and you have probably read speculative work about supplements or activities intended to increase your growth hormone levels to gain muscle and fitness. It's laudable you are seeking natural fitness; from my reading and general knowledge of how the body works, i doubt that anything special (arginine, whatever) will really help you beyond what good exercise & diet can do. ...Read more
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
Testosterone supplem: Testosterone is a normal hormone, of course. Elevating your testosterone artificially will lead to testicular atrophy, can be liver toxic, can heighten rage and anger and bullying, can lead to oily skin and acne, can change hair pattern and presence, yes can enlarge muscles that are exercised with overload strategies, but can increase belly fat in those who do not exercise enough or properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if my parents are short and so i lack growth hormone. Do you recommend me taking growth hormone now?
Testing: Gh deficiency is most often confirmed with dynamic stimulation tests which include infusions of specific medication which elicit gh release. If gh isn't released in response, then gh deficiency is very possible. A low igf-1 level is a good screening tool, but there are rare gh deficient patients who have normal igf-1 levels. ...Read more
Hormones: I am disappointed that no one has discussed this you many years ago. Please go online and look up the many readable articles that will help you understand changes in women's health. Hormone changes can occur at your age. Please see a Gynecologist who will help you through a wonderful life for many decades. ...Read more
Why?: Not sure why you are asking this. Oxytocin is the hormone released by the pituitary gland during breast feeding that causes release of milk. It is also used pharmacologically to induce labor as it causes uterine contraction. If your question is more related to stopping breast milk production after pregnancy, bromocriptine had been used previously, but is no longer allowed for this use. ...Read more
Im 16 and just want to know do wrist builders stop growth/height? Whats the safest bodybuilding exercise i can do that doesnt stop growth or height??
Nothing: Luteinizing hormone is made by the pituitary gland. In men in stimulates the testes to make testosterone, in women it stimulates the ovaries to make estrogen as well as egg production. In women, there is natural cycle to the amount of lh made throughout the month. If your level is low, one needs to investigate for pituitary or hypothalamic problems. Taking hormones will also lower lh levels. ...Read more
A FEW POINTS: Many lesions within the brain are relatively benign, such as a meningioma. Gliomas are really quite uncommon, and sometimes, the "growth" represents a congenital cyst. Often, we use repetitive MRI images over a period of time to see if growth is expanding. Occasionally a surgical biopsy is needed. A popular approach to tumors is now the "Gamma Knife". Get second opinion. ...Read more
Exercise and sleep: Yes, exercise, both aerobic and isotonic (weights) can stumulate hgh. It is also released during deep sleep. If you do not get good deep sleep, you should try to improve your sleep by avoiding tv, computeers, etc 1 hour before bedtime and reduce bright lights too an hour before bed. ...Read more
2 things: Hi. ADH (vasopressin) prevents free water loss in the urine (i.e., concentrates the urine) and increases vasoconstriction and availability of Von Willebrand Factor, which augments blood clotting. In my experience (and I'm not a hematologist), the big therapeutic use of the ADH (vasopressin) analog, DDAVP, is in diabetes insipidus. It makes their lives comfortable and livable. ...Read more
Nothing post-puberty: There are supplements that can increase testosterone levels and DHT (Creatine, Forskolin). The penis normally begins growth at ages 9 -13 and completes growth by 19 to 22 yrs. Given your age, unless you have androgen deficiency, it is less likely that DHT will cause more growth of the penis. I can find no credible study that normal adults benefit from DHT for penis length. But my search was brief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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