What happens if I don't have enough human growth hormone?

Low Hgh. There is a wide range of normal values for hgh. Very low adult levels can cause multiple endocrine systems to produce less hormones. An endocrinologist is the specialist in this area. There is a new interest in aging with specific credentialing and societies.
Depends on age. In a child, it will lead to low growth velocity and short stature. In adults, it can cause elevated cholesterol, poor muscle mass and central obesity.

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What happens if I take too much human growth hormone?

Headaches. Headaches and tonsillar enlargement can happen with high gh levels. If you are predisposed to diabetes or already diabetic, can worsen your bs. Read more...
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 more...

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...

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. Read more...