Is human growth hormone unhealthy?

Normal. Human growth hormone naturally occurs in your body. Complications can occur with supplements due to levels beyond normal physiology, bad chemical sources, or negative feedback from your own body system when you supplement with an outside agent.

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What is human growth hormone?

Species specific. Hi. Growth hormone is one of the rare hormones with species specificity. Insulin from cows, pigs, and salmon work in humans. Not so with growth hormone. Other species' growth hormones will not bind to and activate the human growth hormone receptor. Human growth hormone is the human gene expressed in bacteria. Read more...

Is human growth hormone harmful?

Not. Only in excess doses. Very interesting information on growth hormone replacement. It needs to be monitored by a physician with a background in hormone therapy. Read more...
It can be. When properly administered and carefully supervised by an experienced physician, human growth hormone can be an excellent treatment for short stature in kids and a variety of other problems. However, when used inappropriately, it can be very dangerous and contribute to a multitude of problems --- from throwing off the hormonal balance in the body to cancer risks. Read more...
There are risks. Like most medicines, growth hormone carries a risk of side effects, and should only be taken under the supervision of a qualified physician. It has been known to increase one's risk of diabetes, risk of a certain type of hip fracture (known as scfe) and other potential problems. However, used cautiously and appropriately, it can be a very safe medication. Read more...
Children or adults? Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provocative test. Adults with growth hormone deficit, secondary to head trauma or pituitary surgery are candidates as well, but the amount given is much less, since their bone growth plates are closed. Diabetic problems are not scene in european registries. Read more...
Can be. Like any medicine, growth hormone has risks involved in taking it, even at commonly prescribed doses. It can raise your blood sugar, it can cause a rise in your "intracranial pressure" and slightly increases your risks for a medical condition termed scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis), amongst other risks. It should always be taken under the supervision of someone comfortable with its risks. Read more...

How does human growth hormone affect you?

Hgh. It increases the size of all organs. It's important during puberty for the grow of the bones. Some pituitary benign tumors may produce excessive amount causing gigantism (starting during puberal years) or acromegaly during adulthood. Hgh is used nowadays as anti aging medicine. It it is expensive and in inyectable form. It is still considered controversial to use it for that by some physicians. Read more...
Hgh. Think of hgh as the top of a mountain of hormones. It communicates, stimulates or suppresses most hormones directly or indirectly. Please read a lot before taking them. 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 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...

How to increase human growth hormone naturally?

Possible. Although there are many products in the market to boost GH naturally, none are scientifically proven beneficial, hence not officially recommended by certified medical practitioners. Pl see attached link to Dr. Oz' recommendation of certain plant product and amino acid that may have some benefit. Good luck! Read more...
No reason to. There is an immense amount of nonsense on the internet about human growth hormone. There are some bona fide reasons to use it, such as any premie with IUGR may benefit for catch-up growth and to attain a normal adult height. If a full grown man takes it, it may cause acromegaly (think of the James Bond "Jaws") because bones can't grow longer, just wider. An endocrinologist can evaluate if ok. 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...