How do human growth hormone injections work for growth?

Direct/indirect. Gh stimulates growth by different mechanisms. The one we most commonly refer to is when gh stimulates the production of igf-1 from the liver which mediates a lot of the body growth with the help of other proteins which are made in response to gh stimulation. Igf-1 is the main growth factor.

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Does taking humatrope (human growth hormone) injections lead to better life quality?

For short stature? If used for short stature, then it depends on how the person feel about the height that might be gained from the drug. If being less short (results can vary) will make the person feel more positive about him/herself then that's better quality of life for him/her. The drug is not without serious side effects and is expensive, so a serious discussion is needed before starting. Read more...

Will I have a better life quality taking humatrope (human growth hormone) injections?

No. Life gets better if there is a medical problem which can be repaired or corrected with a medicine that either replaces what is deficient, or a medicine that stimulates the body in such a way that it allows the body to heal itself. The present and potential healing properties within all of us are extraordinary powerful; very often nature needs a nudge. Read more...
If you're deficient. Adults with gh deficiency may not feel very well until gh is replaced. Though if you're missing other pituitary hormones this complicates things a bit because gh wont fix anything else missing. Hormone replacement is available for other pituitary hormones if necessary. Humatrope (human growth hormone) is one of many brands of gh. If you're not gh deficient taking gh is unsafe and can cause serious morbidity. Read more...

What can b done for joint ache from serostim (human growth hormone) injections?

Serostim (human growth hormone) Somatropin (rDNA origin) is indicated for the treatment of HIV patients with wasting or cachexia to increase lean body mass and body weight, and improve physical endurance. Concomitant antiretroviral therapy is necessary. It would not be harmful to use acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or a prescribed NSAID to help alleviate the joint pains with this. Check with the HIV doctor who prescribed it. Read more...

I take serostim (human growth hormone) injections for cachexia, my major compaint is joint pain, what can be done about the side affects.?

Common side-effect! Serostim (human growth hormone) is somatotropin indicated for use in HIV patients with cachexia. You did not specify why you take it. Certainly arthritis can be caused or associated with hiv. If this is not your problem, bony pain is common with hgh. Read more...

What are Ways to Improve Human Growth Hormone? Without Injections

Exercise. Exercise is one of the strong stimulants for production of growth hormone. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12797841. Read more...

When are you too old to take HGH injections like humatrope (human growth hormone) to gain height?

When epiphyses close. The long bones involved in height have a shaft (diaphysis), flare end (metaphysis), and epiphysis (end cap of bone). When the epiphysis closes, the bone length will no longer respond to heightening growth. But it is not a precise science. Two main bones that affect height are femur and tibia. Each one can close anywhere from age 15 to 22. Soc needs to see x-rays, growth curves and take full hx. Read more...