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Doctor insights on: What The Difference Between Growth Hormone To Steroids

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Is human growth hormone really a steroid?

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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How can I get prescribed genotropin (human growth hormone) or any growing steroid?

How can I get prescribed genotropin (human growth hormone) or any growing steroid?

Get tested!: Hi. What makes you think you need GH or an anabolic steroid? This does't sound legitimate at face value since you request GH OR an anabolic steroid (unrelated compounds targeting different metabolic pathways!). Illegitimate use makes it hard for everyone! Don't expect an honest & caring doctor to prescribe you drugs that can have seriously adverse effects on your health so you look pretty & buff! ...Read more

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Hiya doc can I ask how genotropin (human growth hormone) is administrated. As a steroid user I am just starting to use it can you give me some tips to how much and how ofte?

Hiya doc can I ask how genotropin (human growth hormone) is administrated. As a steroid user  I am just starting to use it can you give me some tips to how much and how ofte?

Bad idea: It sounds like you are using androgenic steroids and growth hormone to enhance physical performance. This is a bad idea, dangerous in the long run, and illegal. Mother nature has a way of biting back at you when you abuse your body with unnatural substances. Taking steroids and growth hormone when you don't need it is simply wrong. If you can't see this, you are headed for big trouble later. ...Read more

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Is it true HCG can increase leydig cell count? I've read that bodybuilders use HCG and it's been proven to regrow testicle size after steroid use.Because it's growth hormone. Using that logic i can use HCG to increase my leydig count to some degree?

Is it true HCG can increase leydig cell count? I've read that bodybuilders use HCG and it's been proven to regrow testicle size after steroid use.Because it's growth hormone. Using that logic i can use HCG to increase my leydig count to some degree?

Somewhat true...: HCG mimics (binds to same receptor) as LH which in turn stimulates the Leydig cells of your testicles to produce sperm and testosterone. These Leydig cells enlarge and can provide more volume to the testicle (if it is underproducing due to testosterone supplements or primary gonadal failure). It can be used to increase testicular volume, increase testosterone, or both. ...Read more

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With the guidance and supervision of a medical doctor , could it be safe for athletes to take anabolic steroids , human growth hormone , and epo?

With the guidance and supervision of a medical doctor , could it be safe for athletes to take anabolic steroids , human growth hormone , and epo?

Danger: I would not trust any physician who would give these products to a healthy 22 year old male. Testicles will shrink, the anatomy may change. Ones ability to father children in the future may be damaged. Diabetes and joint diseases may occur. The liver may be damaged. This is folly and dangerous and unwise. Please stop all hormones you are taking. Please. ...Read more

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What is the difference between growth hormone and igf-1?

What is the difference between growth hormone and igf-1?

STH vs IGF-1: Sth (somatotropin 1/growth factor/gh) is hormone produced by the pituitary gland. [hgh is synthetic version]. Igf-1 is produced by the liver under stimulus from sth; it's hormone similar in structure to Insulin & plays important role in childhood growth; also has anabolic effects in adults. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/growth_hormone http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/insulin-like_growth_factor_1. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Growth Hormone and Insulin-like growth factor 1?

Growth hormone: is released by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland and one of it's action is to stimulate the production of IGF-1 in the liver. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone affect facial development?

Yes: Growth hormone is important for the development of the bones of the face. Persons with growth hormone excess have characteristic facial features including coarsening of their facial features and enlargement of the jaw. These changes can also be seen in a much milder form in children who receive growth hormone for growth hormone deficiency. Children with untreated growth hormone deficiency often have a condition known as midface hypoplasia where the bones in the middle of the face do not develop to be as fully formed as children with normal growth hormone secretion. ...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. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more