UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE OVERDOSE AND ABUSE
Written by , Article reviewed and edited by Dr. Fine M.D.
Published on September 4th, 2019
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Hormone Replacement Therapy
Growth Hormone Injection Abuse - Understand the Risks
Hormone Replacement Therapy can and does have the potential to vastly
improve the lives of men and women suffering from diagnosed Growth
Hormone Deficiency. HGH should not be used without the expressed
medical permission of a qualified physician, like those at the
Conscious Evolution Institute.
HGH provides numerous benefits to patients that are actively dealing
with the effects of Hypopituitarism, but there is no proof that the
benefits of the recreational use of Human Growth Hormone outweigh the
People Abuse Human Growth Hormone
People have a number of motivations regarding why they choose to
abuse Bio-Identical HGH. Many of these motivations are professional
and financial. Beginning in the 1980s, HGH started to be used
illegally as a Performance Enhancing Drug. Studies have shown that
Human Growth Hormone Injections provide a couple of significant
benefits that improve certain athletes' performance significantly.
Abuse Improves Certain Forms of Athletic Performance Even in Healthy
First, HGH has been shown to enhance the capacity of an athlete to
perform activities which engage fast-twitch muscle fibers. For
decades, sprinters have used Human Growth Hormone to increase the
burst of speed their muscles produce which allows them to reach
This enhancement of fast-twitch muscle fibers also proved to be a
boon for another sport in the nineties: Baseball. Steroids and HGH
Injections built muscle mass in some of the heaviest bats in Major
League Baseball, including Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire. The enhanced
muscle mass and fast-twitch muscle strength allowed them to swing the
bat harder and faster, which caused home run counts to swell.
Because of the negative impact that HGH and other Performance
Enhancing Drugs were having on the field of professional and Olympic
athletics, the United States Congress began to threaten harsh
penalties for PED use with the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990,
and later expanded the act to include Human Growth Hormone.
Use Illegal HGH Because it Speeds up the Healing Process
Another way that professional athletes use Human Growth Hormone is
for rejuvenative purposes. Recent studies have shown that HGH
Injections have the ability to help cartilage grow more efficiently
after a major joint injury, causing many athletes to fly overseas for
treatments which are illegal in the United States, but legal or
permitted in European countries.
There is a large amount of controversy for the use of HGH directly as
Performance Enhancement, but many argue that HGH Use as a legitimate
medical treatment should be allowed in the case of injury. Using HGH
for Performance Enhancement can be incredibly damaging to the body
over time, but in patients that have a true clinical need, and won't
be using it for a long period of time, as is the case for these
rehabilitation cases, the benefits likely far outweigh the costs, and
eventually, this form of HGH Treatment will likely be legal in the
United States. This form of HGH Use is considered abuse in the United
States, but only as a technicality.
and Weight Lifters Use HGH to Build Muscle Mass and Cut Fat
For decades now, HGH has been popularly abused by people that engage
in heavy lifting for bodybuilding purposes. Some of these people use
HGH for professional reasons, whereas others use the hormone in order
to improve their physique. Human Growth Hormone does indeed have the
ability to build muscle mass in healthy individuals, and it also has
a beneficial affect upon body-fat percentage, but many argue that the
overall increase in strength is negligible for healthy individuals.
HGH does have the ability to significantly increase strength in
patients that suffer from real Human Growth Hormone Deficiency, but
there is some evidence that in healthy men and women, HGH builds
muscle mass by increasing water retention in the muscles, which does
not lead to a significant increase in muscle mass.
Human Growth Hormone does likely have the ability to build muscle for
individuals that train hard and vigorously, because it reduces
recovery time, but it does not seem to have a direct impact on muscle
strength, outside of particular styles of physical activity which
engage the fast twitch muscles, like sprinting. For your average
individual that works out to keep in shape, HGH won't do a lot of
good, and can lead to complications if taken for a long period of
time, or in doses which are too large.
HGH does have the ability to cut fat in healthy individuals, but
healthy men and women lose less weight than those that are suffering
from a real deficiency. If you are simply looking to Abuse HGH to
lose a little weight, you'd be better off eating better and
exercising more, unless you feel like Hormone Imbalance is impeding
of Human Growth Hormone Abuse
Hormone Replacement Therapy is quite safe when used for restorative
purposes, but when used unnecessarily and for long periods of time,
it can lead to a number of troublesome side effects. The following
are Complications that can result from HGH Abuse:
Pain - When abused for a long period of time, HGH Injections
can actually alter the shape of the joints, which can lead directly
to joint pain.
Even short term abuse of HGH Shots can cause fluid to build up
underneath the skin, which can lead to a number of secondary issues,
including difficulty walking, painful swelling, and reduced
- Long term abuse of HGH can lead to joint pain as a result of
both swelling and abnormal tissue development which restricts the
movement of the joints and causes them to grind against one another.
Tunnel Syndrome - The bones of the wrists are particularly
susceptible to changes in the joints that result from the abuse of
HGH. Tissue build up in the wrists can put pressure on the nerves
which travel through the Carpal Tunnel of the wrist, leading to
numbness, pain, and trouble moving the fingers and hands.
- Excessive abuse of Growth Hormone over time can eventually
impact the entire bone structure of the feet, hands, and face. After
puberty, the bones no longer grow longer as a result of elevated HGH
levels, but they can still grow thicker, and Human Growth Hormone can
eventually cause the bones of the extremities and the features of the
face to grow abnormally.
- HGH Abuse can cause water retention to occur in the face and
the core of the body, causing the stomach to jut out abnormally as a
result of excess water and fluid persisting in the body. It can also
cause the face to develop a puffy look.
Efficiency of Natural HGH Secretion - The human body has
mechanisms in place to prevent HGH overdose from occurring naturally.
The problem with this is that your body has no means to control the
effects of Human Growth Hormone delivered to the body from an outside
source. When you inject yourself with Growth Hormone without a
physiological need, your body will produce less of its own hormone to
Enlargement - HGH may not increase the length of the bones, but
long term abuse can still impact the size of your internal organs.
Taking too much Human Growth Hormone for too long can actually cause
your heart to increase in size.
Sugar Complications - Human Growth Hormone and Insulin interact
with one another, and taking too much HGH can impact the function of
your pancreas, potentially leading to dangerously low blood sugar
that can induce diabetic coma in severe cases.
Damage - The liver is only designed to process a certain level
of hormones, proteins, and amino acids. If you take way too much
Human Growth Hormone, you can overload your liver, causing damage
Dysfunction - HGH Abuse can have a negative impact on thyroid
function, especially with the secretion of T4.
Side Effects Reversible, Some Not
most of the side effects of HGH Abuse can be treated quickly and
effectively. All issues related to water retention will subside
quickly after use has been suspended, but you may need to take a
potassium supplement to hasten the departure of excess fluid. Minor
tissue build-up can also be reversed over time. The pituitary gland
will start producing more HGH once again, after it recovers from the
influx of outside HGH. Thyroid function will generally return to
normal a few months after abuse has subsided.
symptoms cannot be reversed, but they also take the longest to
appear. Changes in physical features resulting from acromegaly can
reverse somewhat, but some changes may be ultimately irreversible.
Severe arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may also not heal
completely after cessation from abuse. The liver is very slow to heal
from damage, so severe abuse may impact liver function for many
years, even for life.
Should Be Careful with HGH Injections?
also some individuals that should avoid Bio-Identical HGH Therapy
altogether. Human Growth Hormone produces its benefits primarily by
enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of cellular division and
reproduction, so individuals with active cancers or those that have a
very high risk of cancer should not use HGH Injections even if they
have a clinical need. Those with or at high risk for reproductive or
prostate cancer seem to be at highest risk.
with diabetes may experience complications with HGH Hormone
Replacement Therapy because the Human Growth Hormone does have an
impact on Insulin production and sensitivity. Many people with
diabetes will still be able to take HGH Injections, but it is
important to thoroughly discuss with your physician the risks and
benefits of using HGH while diabetic.
Avoid HGH Side-Effects
any medication, there is always a certain risk of side-effects. The
risks of anything more than minor side effects when taking HGH for
your Health is very low, and can be mitigated in a number of ways.
When you first start using HGH, administer small, restorative doses.
If your physician decides that more would produce greater benefit,
you can slowly increase the dosage.
also reduce the risk of side-effects by making sure you always use
the right amount of medication, and by returning to your physician
for regular physicals and blood testing. When used conscientiously,
you may experience irritation at the injection site or minor water
retention, but these side-effects can be alleviated by reducing the
dosage slightly or rotating injection sites more effectively.
Safest Way to Use HGH
Clinical research shows that low doses provided frequently produce
the highest level of benefit with the lowest risk of side effects.
Your exact need for HGH will depend upon a number of different
factors, including age, weight, height, and hormone status, but
treatment is provided along a particular set of guidelines, with
variation dependent upon your specific physiology and needs.
For a patient that is thirty five or older with age-related HGH
Deficiency, dosage is around 1IU of Human Growth Hormone per
injection, delivered five days each week. Most people choose to take
Saturdays and Sundays off, but the timing of the two-day break is
arbitrary. The two day break is necessary in order to prevent the
body from developing resistance to injected HGH while still
encouraging proper pituitary function.
Perfectly Safe if you Truly Need It
Remember that, unless you have been clinically diagnosed with HGH
Deficiency, it is illegal to take Human Growth Hormone Injections,
with the sole exception of the treatment of AIDS-Related Cachexia. In
the future it is likely that many more treatment options will be
approved by the United States FDA, but for now, treatment options are
If you do suffer from HGH Deficiency, Human Growth Hormone HRT can
have a dramatic impact upon your health and well-being, but for
anyone thinking about abusing the drug, we strongly advise against
the idea. HGH Abuse is highly illegal, and you can face large fines
if you are caught self-medicating, and you can face prison time for
making and distributing the drug.
for legitimate purposes, Human Growth Hormone can have a tremendous
impact on both your quality of life and your longevity, but severe
abuse can significantly increase mortality risk and have a profound
negative affect upon your health.
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