Some Simple Facts You Need to Know If You are Thinking About Taking Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

Posted on May 16th, 2017

What is human growth hormone?

HGH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland.

It functions to cause the liver to release a second hormone referred to as Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) and is responsible for helping children gain height, improve their muscle mass and help other organs and tissue increase production of more of their cells.

According to the internet, what can a deficiency in HGH cause in a


, Reduced growth in children

. Can develop into Turner’s Syndrome

 NOTE: According to the internet, Turner's Syndrome is a genetic

  deficiency seen in female children and adults that is caused by the

  inheritance of only one X chromosome instead of 2 X chromosomes. It

  causes a loss of structural height, a lack of sexual and

  ovarian development and which may lead to infertility.

. A major lack of growth in children between the ages of 2 and 4

. Reduced growth in adults that were born with an HGH deficiency

When does the internet indicate that HGH should be used in a


. If your child has Prader-Willi Syndrome and is obese with breathing

 difficulties, including Sleep Apnea.

 NOTE: According to the internet, Prader-Willi Syndrome is caused by a

    rare genetic disease, which causes the following characteristics;

   1) Lack of proper development in general

   2) Obesity due to an increased appetite

   3) Mental inabilities

   4) Lack of sexual development

   5) Shorten height

However since human growth hormone increase muscle mass and decreases fatty tissue, it has become a popular injectable hormone fort many people that are hoping to help enhance their

physical stature and at the same time, slow down the aging process.

The internet discusses the pros and cons for doing using HGH.

What are the Pros for an adult taking HGH?

. HGH is a natural hormone whose production decreases with age

  which triggers growth and physical abilities.

. It raises blood glucose

. It slows down the action of insulin

. It may help decrease weight by decreasing fat deposits

. It may help those with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Turner’s Syndrome

. It may help with kidney failure

What are the cons that the internet reports for taking HGH?

. Do not use for people that have had critical diseases that have led to

  heart and stomach surgeries.

. Do not use if a patient has cancer and any other types of tumors

44 high quality research projects done with HGH, using 303

  Volunteers with an average age of 27, 85 % males, receiving HGH

  injections and 137 volunteers that only received placebos, indicated

  the following results:

  1) No reduction in bad cholesterol (LDL).

  2) No increase in strength or exercise capacity

  3) Increased water retention

 NOTE: In older men and women, the slowdown in their physical

   abilities and stamina are also caused by the reduced production of

   amounts of testosterone and DHEA in men and estrogen in women.    

In 30 % of the men taking HGH developed the following health


1) Joint pain

2) Swelling in the joints

3) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

4) Fluid retention

5) High blood pressure

6) Breast enlargement in men.

Please also realize that Human Growth Hormone is a controlled substance that is regulated through prescriptions from health care professionals.

This article was designed to merely discuss the benefits and the risks of taking Human Growth Hormone and determine what and when HGH should be used.

If you also read about the use of HGH on the internet, you will realize that there is a tremendous amount of controversy regarding the use of HGH.


Dr. AL Plechner