Dangers and Side
Effects of Human Growth Hormone Abuse
Human Growth Hormone Replacement
Therapy is an incredibly safe treatment option for patients who
suffer from HGH Deficiency. There are few, if any, side-effects when
Human Growth Hormone is prescribed by a medical professional and used
safely and responsibly, but there are a number of side effects
associated with the abuse of Human Growth Hormone.
Human Growth Hormone and Carpal
HGH abuse has been linked to the
exacerbation of Carpal Tunnel syndrome and arthritis. In some cases,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs because edema (which is also caused by
HGH abuse) over-hydrates the cells in the area of the wrist,
increasing the pressure on the joint while also exacerbating
underlying arthritis issues. Long term abuse may also directly cause
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, because HGH is an incredibly potent hormone
which increases the rate at which bones and muscles grow, in addition
to other organs. If the cartilage of the joints grow as a result of
HGH Abuse, this can lead to increased pain and reduced ability to
have a full range of motion with the wrists.
Human Growth Hormone and Arthritis
the Abuse of HGH can also lead to
arthritis in individuals who choose to abuse the drug for an extended
period of time. Arthritis occurs for the same reason as Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome. Human Growth Hormone stimulates the growth of cartilage and
bone which can cause joints to grow abnormally. Although after the
epiphyseal plates close at the end of puberty the bones are no longer
able to truly grow longer, they can still grow in a malformed way
which can contribute to joint issues later in life.
Edema and Human Growth Hormone
Edema can occur after a short period
of HGH Abuse. Edema is defined as excess water retention which causes
parts of the body to bloat slightly. With HGH Abuse, edema occurs as
a result of extracellular fluid. Edema, if left untreated, can cause
a number of negative health issues. Edema in the legs, for example,
can cause blood vessels and veins to break and rupture, preventing
the body from circulating blood efficiently through the body.
Clinical and anecdotal evidence regarding extracellular edema and
Human Growth Hormone suggests that in the vast majority of cases
edema is relieved quickly after abuse of HGH ends.
Gigantism and HGH Abuse
Gigantism is the result of Human
Growth Hormone abuse in children and adolescents, and teenagers
before the epiphyseal plates close at the end of puberty. This can
cause children to grow too large for their frame and can lead to
physiological complications later in life including joint pain and
arthritis. Many younger individuals (or their unscrupulous parents or
trainers) believe that they can use Human Growth Hormone to increase
size advantage across the board in order for the youth to dominate in
The primary side effect of this is
that the bones grow abnormally, which can actually make individuals
more frail than they would be at their normal adult height. In
addition to this, this form of HGH abuse can increase the size of
internal organs, causing a plethora of negative health issues. Also,
Gigantism can distort the features of the hands, feet, and face,
leading to a decided neanderthal-like appearance. Generally,
gigantism is the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain, such as
was the case with Andre the Giant. There have, however, been cases
where symptoms of gigantism have occurred as a result of adolescent
Human Growth Hormone Overdose.
Acromegaly and Human Growth
Acromegaly in a way is the adult form
of gigantism. Because the epiphyseal plates have closed, the adult
body can no longer grow in height. Acromegaly is when the bones of
the hands, feet, and face grow abnormally as a result of excess HGH
levels. Long Term HGH overdose causes the bones to grow abnormally
thick, calcifying more and more area around the bone and changing the
entire shape of the bones, although not lengthening them
meaningfully. This can lead to hands and feet prone to severe
arthritis and wrists prone to carpal tunnel syndrome. Acromegaly is
the one side-effect of Human Growth Hormone abuse that is not
reversed by ending HGH abuse. Changes in bone structure are
Diabetes and Human Growth Hormone
Although HGH Hormone Replacement
Therapy can be highly beneficial for patients who suffer from
diabetes, the abuse of HGH can be highly detrimental. Human Growth
Hormone and Insulin are both hormones which work by effecting
metabolism. Insulin regulates the breakdown of carbohydrates and
sugars, while Human Growth Hormone encourages the breakdown of fat
and increases cellular metabolism.
Human Growth Hormone converts into
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 in the liver, and has a similar
molecular composition to Insulin. IGF-1 actually has the ability to
compete with Insulin at receptor sites which can inhibit the ability
of Insulin to regulate blood-sugar levels. This only generally occurs
in the instance of HGH Abuse because Insulin receptor sites favor
Insulin over IGF-1 by a large margin, and IGF-1 only crowds out
Insulin when overdose occurs.
Hypothyroidism and Human Growth
In some cases, hypothyroidism can be
unearthed as a result of HGH Deficiency. Human Growth Hormone does
not cause hypothyroidism and there is actually evidence that HGH
Hormone Replacement Therapy can treat Hypothyroidism, but Abuse of
Growth Hormone can cause the Thyroid Gland to malfunction, secreting
lower levels of Thyroid Hormone. After Human Growth Hormone Abuse has
been suspended, the thyroid gland may be unable to function normally,
decreasing energy levels and increasing the risk of weight gain
immediately after therapy ends. The Thyroid gland plays an important
role in both hunger and energy levels.
When thyroid hormone levels are low,
the thyroid constantly sends a message of hunger, causing the body to
store more fat and the brain to want more food. In addition to that,
the constant hunger warning signal prevents other hormones from
functioning properly and can exhaust both body and mind, leading to
fatigue. Any patient who is interested in HGH Hormone Replacement
Therapy should undergo testing for hypothyroidism as well, because
hypothyroidism causes many symptoms of HGH Deficiency and may even be
able to be treated with appropriately safe levels of Human Growth
Liver Damage and HGH Abuse
If Human Growth Hormone levels in the
blood stream are far too high, this can lead to permanent liver
damage. The liver is only equipped to convert a certain amount of
Human Growth Hormone at any particular time. When the body receives a
long term overdose of HGH, this overloads the liver and causes the
organ to take damage. The liver is one of the slowest to heal organs
in the human body, and can easily be damaged permanently.
Also, liver damage is the primary
reason why oral Human Growth Hormone and HGH Releasers should be
avoided. Stomach acid breaks down both HGH and the components of
Human Growth Hormone Releasers, sending rogue amino acid chains to
the liver. If the liver is flooded with particular amino acids and
enzymes, the organ can take heavy damage over time as a result.
Decreased Pituitary Gland
For those who abuse HGH Injections,
the excess Human Growth Hormone flooding the body actually causes the
body to send signals to the pituitary gland to severely restrict
endogenous release of Human Growth Hormone. This process is known as
negative feedback, and when more Growth Hormone is introduced to the
human body than the pituitary can physiologically create, this causes
negative feedback mechanisms to ramp up to the absolute max.
Negative feedback can also sometimes
reduce pituitary function in patients with HGH Deficiency as well.
This is why for patients in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, it is often
recommended for patients to take one or two days off from treatment
per week in order to encourage the pituitary gland to continue to
produce HGH as efficiently as possible. This is also why some doctors
often recommend Sermorelin Acetate Therapy over HGH Injections. This
allows the pituitary gland to produce more endogenous Human Growth
Hormone by stimulating the pituitary with synthetic GH-RH.
There are other potential
side-effects related to HGH abuse, but these are a few of the most
How do I avoid the
symptoms of HGH Abuse?
Do not use Human Growth Hormone if
you have healthy endogenous HGH levels. Also, do not take HGH
injections that exceed two units. There is a large amount of clinical
evidence that Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy when used
responsibly causes few or no significant side effects. Many men and
women use Human Growth Hormone to enhance their athletic performance,
and, in their quest to defeat their competition, take HGH injections
which far exceed a healthy human dose. Side-effects from HGH Abuse
tend to develop over time. There are few side effects that occur
immediately and this tends to encourage individuals to abuse the
highly potent hormone even more.
If you have abused Human Growth
Hormone in the past, the good news is that most of the effects are
reversible. There are certain issues such as acromegaly and liver
damage that can not be reversed, but these are also the two symptoms
that are the result of the severest forms of abuse.
Who should avoid
Human Growth Hormone?
If you are a current cancer patient,
you should avoid Human Growth Hormone. Although HGH has not been
shown to cause cancer, there is still evidence that Human Growth
Hormone may exacerbate existing malignant tumors. HGH's primary
function in to increase cellular metabolism.
In healthy patients this is highly
beneficial, but in patients with active cancers, this may exacerbate
anti-cancer treatment. If you have a family history of cancer, you
should be upfront and honest with your doctor so that you can discuss
the potential risks of treatment, especially if you have a family
history of reproductive and prostate cancer.
If you are currently being treated
for an acute critical health issue you should avoid Human Growth
Hormone Replacement Therapy until the medical issue is resolved.
Issues such as heart or abdominal surgery may necessitate that you
suspend HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Women who are breastfeeding or
pregnant should talk to their physician about the use of Human Growth
Hormone Replacement Therapy, because it is unclear at this time
whether HGH Injections effect the fetus or if HGH is secreted through
the milk ducts.
Although there is evidence that HGH
Hormone Replacement Therapy may be a beneficial way to treat
diabetes, patients with diabetes should closely monitor blood-glucose
levels because Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy and Diabetes
both effect human metabolism in unique but somewhat interconnected
All patients who consider HGH Hormone
Replacement Therapy should be tested for other hormone disorders in
order to ensure that HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy will provide the
maximum benefit to the patient.
How to Avoid
Side-Effects when Administering Bio-Identical Physician Prescribed
Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy
When used correctly, HGH Hormone
Replacement Therapy causes few or no side effects. There are a number
of medical techniques that can be used to prevent the onset of
symptoms such as edema and cranial hypertension as the body
transitions to a new and healthier level of Human Growth Hormone.
When HGH Therapy first begins, it is often recommended to start at a
dose slightly lower than what your diagnostic testing may suggest.
This is because every patient has unique Human Growth Hormone needs,
and what may bring optimal health to one patient may induce minor
side-effects in another.
If the body still seems like it could
respond more vigorously to HGH Replacement, the dosage can be
adjusted slightly upwards at a later date. In addition to this, Human
Growth Hormone produces the fewest side effects when administered the
most often. Another reason why those who abuse Human Growth Hormone
suffer side effects is because they shoot themselves up with large
doses which overwhelm the body. This is why it is generally
recommended that patients with HGH deficiency inject themselves daily
with Human Growth Hormone.
This helps the medication more
closely mimic natural HGH production which helps the body respond
more positively to the introduction of healthy levels of Human Growth
Hormone. Some patients even opt to take two small injections twice a
day. These patients tend to take one injection before bed and one
injection just before physical exercise. These are the two periods of
the day in which HGH secretion is at its peak.
Protocol for Safe and
Effective Hormone Replacement Therapy
For all patients, HGH Hormone
Replacement Therapy will feature a relatively low, yet potent dose of
one to two units of Human Growth Hormone per day. This minimizes the
risk of side-effects while maximizing the potential benefits of
For patients older than thirty five
who are suffering from the symptoms of Andropause and display a
diagnosed deficiency of Human Growth Hormone and IGF-1, the standard
dose is no less than one and no more than 2 IU per injection.
Although older patients may opt to undergo HGH Hormone Replacement
Therapy seven days a week, younger patients in their thirties,
forties, and fifties are generally recommended to only inject HGH
Shots five consecutive days per week, taking two days off. These days
off are generally during the weekend, but this is simply a matter of
It is important to be aware of the
dangers of Human Growth Hormone Abuse, but it also important to
recognize that Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy is a safe and
effective means to treat HGH Hormonal Deficiency that occurs as a
natural result of the aging process. Although HGH Deficiency is a
natural occurrence, it is not a life sentence. Today, HGH Injections
have the ability to turn back the clock, allowing patients to bypass
the dangers of Age-Related Human Growth Hormone Deficiency and
increase the quality of their lives as they grow older.
HGH and Testosterone Hormone
Replacement Therapy Often Beneficial in Combination
Both Human Growth Hormone and
Testosterone tend to decline at similar rates. Many patients choose
to combine HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy and Testosterone
Injections in order to maximize the health benefits of alleviating
the effects of Andropause.
If you feel that you may be suffering
from the effects of HGH Deficiency or Testosterone Deficiency, the
Conscious Evolution Institute has a high-quality, board certified
staff that can set you on the path to your new life. The Conscious
Evolution Institute only provides the highest quality
physician-prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapies and our pleasant
and knowledgeable staff will ensure that you get the best, fastest,
and most cost-efficient treatments available. If you are interested
in the highly effective treatments we provide, and think that we may
be able to improve your life, we encourage you to contact us as soon
as you can!
Yours in Health
The Conscious Evolution Institute
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