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

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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?

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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Is there any link between growth hormone deficiency and Ehlers Danlos syndrome? Several possible s/s of EDS. i was on growth hormones x2 years.

Is there any link between growth hormone deficiency and Ehlers Danlos syndrome? Several possible s/s of EDS. i was on growth hormones x2 years.

Not that I can find: I did a search and could not find a specific link between the two- EDS is a condition in which there is still a lot of research going on so I wouldn't say it is absolutely true there is no relation but at this time, it does not look like people know the connection Here is a link to one site that is quite complete http://omim.org/entry/225400 ...Read more

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What are the side effects for the hgh.Growth hormone for bodybulding and whether it is dangerous or not and are there any safe hormone to take instead?

Heart problems: High levels of hgh have been linked to heart problems and diabetes - two things someone young & healthy do not want to have. They're really risky if combined with anabolic steroids. There aren't any hormones out there that i know of that come without risk - even birth control (which is a hormone), can cause clots and stroke, but it's worth it to prevent pregnancy. Is bodybuilding worth it? ...Read more

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Is it true if we fast for 24 house our growth hormone will increase ?

Growth Hormone: may rise if your blood sugar falls but the major hormone released is GLUCAGON! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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