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What is human growth hormone normally used for?

Children and adults. Human growth hormone (hgh) has for many years been fda approved for growth failure in children. More recently, it has been used "off label" as the fountain of youth for the rich and famous. Finally, about 10 years ago the fda approved the use of HGH in adults which show low levels on laboratory tests, usually a serum igf-1. Usage increases vitality, hair and skin condition, and has many benefits. Read more...
HGH deficiency. Other than true hgh deficiency there are no proven safe reasons to use hgh. Read more...
FDA approved. There are many approved uses of hgh for growing children outside of gh deficiency. Just for example some indications: turner's syndrome, prader willi syndrome, small for gestational age with failure to catch up, renal failure and growth failure, idiopathic small stature. Read more...

What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels?

Low HGH. The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. Read more...

What can stop human growth hormone from working?

Source? What do you mean? HGH given from exogenous source or endogenous natural growing as expected during the usual growth phase of life. Hard to determine what your question is regarding. Read more...

Hi doctors, can you tell me what are human growth hormones?

Growth hormone. Hi. It's singular, not pleural - growth hormone. Growth hormone is a protein hormone made in the pituitary gland that is important in growth of the body (skeleton & soft tissues) in childhood and continues to play a role in adulthood in maintenance of lean body mass, skeletal health, etc. We have it as a drug, and use it to treat growth hormone deficiency. Read more...

What human growth hormone is the best to take for least side effects?

Insurance dependent . Most of our patients are limited by the contracts their insurance companies have with different gh drug companies. Fortunately, they're all about the same. Main differences may be in the injectable device. The endocrine nurse or doctor helping you choose will be very helpful in terms of explaining subtle differences between your available choices. Read more...

What is human growth hormones and its benefits?

Growth hormone. Human gh must be injected, and is intended for gh deficiency (eg pituitary tumor), children with short stature, and HIV muscle wasting. Gh levels naturally get low with middle age. Will gh make adults feel “younger”? Generally no. Gh may increase muscle but does not increase strength. Side effects include carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, gynecomastia, and can cause/worsen diabetes. Read more...
Maintain health. Like many other hormones , adult growth hormone deficiency can occur with aging. Checking the igf1, can lead us to that diagnosis. In patients with low igf1 and symptoms of growth hormone deficiency, we do a provocative test to find out if the patient is able to produce growth hormone or not, if not then we prescribe growth hormone and have follow up once a month to monitor side effects and dosing. Read more...

What is the human growth hormone level for a 3 week old embryo?

Unknown. the pituitary gland is not even formed yet so any levels will be reflected my maternal GH level.hard to answer what normal level will be. Read more...
Did you mean HCG? People frequently confuse HCG (human chorionic godadotropin) level with HGH (human growth hormone). That is probably what you meant. Embryologists date pregnancy from the date of occupation, while OBs date it from the first day of the last menstrual period, which is on average 2 weeks earlier. HCG becomes detectable about 7 days after conception, ranging 5 - 50 mIU/ml, 21 days-18 - 7,340 mIU/ml. Read more...