HGH Side Effects and What About Dangers?
Talk by some of the supposed dangers of human growth hormone (HGH) has resurfaced. Such talk may frighten people into thinking that HGH is a dangerous drug, when it is a wonderful hormone that keeps us young and vibrant. Young people are more healthy than elderly people mainly because they have an adequate supply of human growth hormone and other hormones.
When speaking of side effects I believe that some people may not understand there is a difference in the human growth hormone made naturally by the body and the HGH injections, which are a synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and can cause side effects.
I consider this unfortunate because in aging adults more youthful amounts of the body's own human growth hormone have been shown to delay and even reverse many of the effects of aging as well as improve health conditions.
Lisa Wells, RN
Possible Side Effects of HGH Injections
Injecting ones self with synthetic human growth hormone can cause side effects and that is why the injections should only be taken as a last resort and should be used only on the advice and management of a qualified physician. Those who treat themselves and young people who already have an optimum supply of growth hormone are at high risk for side effects.
One possible side effect of taking the HGH injections is the patient's pituitary gland becoming lazy. The injections provide the body with a full dose of human growth hormone so the pituitary gland will not need to release its own real HGH. For this reason it can be hard to get off the injections because if they are stopped abruptly the person may experience a "rebound effect" in which he loses the benefits he had gained and then some. This is the result of the body being left without enough growth hormone, since the pituitary gland will have become lazy.
Other side effects include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in males)
Acromegaly is a dangerous disease with increased incidence of heart attack and death. Acromegaly causes an unnatural overgrowth of bone in the extremities, forehead, and jaw, as well as other symptoms.
In Dr. Rudman's study the anti-aging and health and fitness benefits were extensive but there were also side effects due to the large doses he used. Those who pump themselves with massive doses of the injections risk this same fate.
The Concerns About Cancer
There are also concerns that HGH injections may increase the risk of cancer, since hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with certain other synthetic hormones has been found to increase the risk of cancer in some studies.
Taking homeopathic human growth hormone and supplements to help the pituitary gland release more of its own HGH has not been shown to increase the risk of cancer. In fact, it is believed that the real HGH made by the body actually provides a defense against cancer by increasing the cancer fighting cells and strengthening the immune system.
My article: HGH and the Risk of Cancer
Homeopathic Human Growth Hormone
Our high quality human growth hormone products provide a safe and effective way to enjoy the benefits of increased human growth hormone in the body without the risk of the side effects that may be seen with injections.
Those interested in increasing their own human growth hormone release safely and effectively should learn more about our products, which come with a money back guarantee. You can always choose to take injections, but why take the risk if it is not necessary?
By Lisa Wells, RN, working full time with HGH since 1999.