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Is there a reasonable benefit for taking HGH for a person with heptites c?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: NO benefit

Hgh (human growth hormone) is generally used for growth hormone deficiencies mainly in children or adults with pituitary dysfunction.
Since hepatitis c is a viral infection the primary aim is keep the 'virus in check' with medications e.G . Interferon.

In brief: NO benefit

Hgh (human growth hormone) is generally used for growth hormone deficiencies mainly in children or adults with pituitary dysfunction.
Since hepatitis c is a viral infection the primary aim is keep the 'virus in check' with medications e.G . Interferon.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: NO! Poss. dangerous

Unless there is growth hormone deficiency, there is no indication for growth hormone therapy in adults.
Excess growth hormone increases the risk for certain cancers.

In brief: NO! Poss. dangerous

Unless there is growth hormone deficiency, there is no indication for growth hormone therapy in adults.
Excess growth hormone increases the risk for certain cancers.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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