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What Happens If I Take Too Much Human Growth Hormone
HGH: Human growth hormone is a very closely regulated drug. Taking hgh without a physicians' monitoring can lead to serious health problems. Some cited side effects include nerve, muscle or joint pain, increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of cancer, elevated cholesterol. Not to mention that many hgh products sold online are not hgh at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What happens if I take serostim (human growth hormone) as a bodybuiling supplement, what side effects can I expect?
Dose range: If you have gh deficiency as an adult there is a dose range your endocrinologist will know. Igf-1 levels, other labs, and clinical history go into titration of gh. ...Read more
For what purpose?: Hgh, which is what Nutropin (human growth hormone) is, immediately raises igf-1 levels, which is synthesized primarily in the liver. For short statured children, you will see growth in height within a month. For adults legitamely using it, beneifts accrue within months, ie. Increased bone density, thicker skin, etc. I do not know how quickly .It works when taken for athletic or anti-aging purposes. No studies. ...Read more
Are you deficient?: Hi. If you're GH-deficient, I would suggest you try it. Most of my hypo pit patients like it and stay with it. Benefits include muscle mass/lean body mass/strength, bone health, sense of well being, energy level, endurance, etc. If you don't feel better, you can always stop taking it. ...Read more
This is an ...: ...unusual medication. It is the brand name of a growth hormone product and should not be used by anyone unless they are under CLOSE supervision by a physician. The concentration of Serostim (human growth hormone) in the blood deteriorates by 1/2 in 3 to 5 hours, but the activity of the drug in the body can last 12 to 48 hours. Continue to work with your doctor for further questions. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Within a year.: Firstly, Humatrope (human growth hormone) (generic, somatropin), or gh (growth hormone) should only be used for truly indicated diagnoses: pediatric pts with short stature and gh deficiency, certain genetic or endocrine diseases, adults with childhood onset gh deficiency or an adult form. It is an injectable and it's use should be monitored by experienced doc. If no increased height within a year, needs reevaluation. ...Read more
When are you too old to take HGH injections like humatrope (human growth hormone) to gain height?
When epiphyses close: The long bones involved in height have a shaft (diaphysis), flare end (metaphysis), and epiphysis (end cap of bone). When the epiphysis closes, the bone length will no longer respond to heightening growth. But it is not a precise science. Two main bones that affect height are femur and tibia. Each one can close anywhere from age 15 to 22. Soc needs to see x-rays, growth curves and take full hx. ...Read more