The hormone Human growth, also known as HGH, is produced by the pituitary gland. This is important during childhood to boost growth and maintain the body's organs and tissues. The production of HGH begins to decrease in the middle age. The natural decrease in the production of HGH has stimulated interest in investigating whether the use of synthetic HGH can slow down the aging process and help restore youthful vitality. Synthetic HGH is prescribed for adults with deficiency of this hormone and for people with muscle wasting associated with AIDS or HIV.
HGH should be injected and available only with prescription. Injections of this hormone can cause swelling in the hands, feet, arms or legs. This swelling may disappear during treatment or with reduction in dose or consumption.
Muscle and joint pain
Another side effect of this hormone is musculoskeletal discomfort accompanied by muscle or joint pain and discomfort or stiffness in the hands and feet. This side effect can only occur during treatment and disappear after discontinuing the use of HGH.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is another possible side effect. This affects the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand and can cause weakness, pain or numbness in the hands and wrists, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
HGH can cause breast growth in some men. A study by L. Cohn et al., Published in a copy of the journal "Clinical Endocrinology," examined the relationship between insulin-like growth hormone, changes in lean body mass and adipose mass, and side effects. negative during treatments with HGH. The controlled study involved 83 healthy elderly men divided into two groups, one taking HGH and the other a placebo. It was observed that continuous treatment with HGH was associated with a high frequency of carpal tunnel syndrome or gynecomastia, that is, breast growth.
The use of HGH may cause an elevated risk of diabetes mellitus in acromegalic patients, ie, patients with an elevated production of growth hormone, according to M. Saugy et al., In an article published in a volume of the journal "Britsh Journal of Sports Medicine". Acromegalic patients are also at risk for hypertension, which can lead to cardiovascular disease and premature death.
HGH is given by injection by a doctor or by the patient himself.If the syringes are not sterilized or contaminated, there is a risk of cross-contamination of diseases such as HIV, AIDS and hepatitis.