Growth hormone

What is Growth hormone?

Growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland is a hormone responsible for growth in children and adolescents.It is also called somatotropin. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and possibly heart function.GH is a stress hormone that raises the concentration of glucose and free fatty acids.

Questions and answers on "Growth hormone"

I want to increase the levels of human growth hormone in my body without having to take hgh injections. What kinds of things can I do, exercise, diet, etc. and what kind of supplements can I take for this to happen?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Growth hormone

Detailed Answer:
In a normal healthy adult, there is neither a need nor a way to boost Growth Hormone (GH) levels.
When GH deficiency occurs in adults, then treatment is considered.

There is no known natural way or supplement to consistently and significantly raise GH...

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I brought my almost 15 year old son to an endocrinologist today. He had a wrist X-ray to see growth plate. The doctor determined it as a age 16-17 bone age. He is 5'4 and 120 pounds. Can he expect additional growth? How much? With a bone age of 16-17, is growth hormones still an option?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
He can grow for one to two centimeter

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and I think he still have some growth potential. So if hormones and growth level remains normal then he can increase few centimeters. Height depends on many factors like genetics, growth hormones...

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This is about my son who's date of birth is 27th January 2005. We are worried about his height growth. His height in July 2016 was 141 cm and in April 2017 was 145 cm . Overall he is on a very short side as compared to other children of his age group i.e. 12-13 years.

Please advise what should we do. Should we consider giving him Growth Hormones if possible

Please note the following points too
1. Birth weight was 2.67 kg an doctor did not take length that time
2. His current height is 145 cm
3. There is no family history of short stature.
4. Fathers height is 180 cm and mother is 156 cm

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Growth as per age may be normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on this platform
I have gone through the query and do understand your concern.
Proper growth monitoring on a growth chart is needed for proper accessment of growth.
In few children due to constitutional delay...

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I have a question about human growth hormone

I want to know how to increase hgh in my body

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
About height increase;

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I can understand your concern regarding to your height but taking growth hormone at this age is not recommended.
Growth hormone acts at the epyphisal plates.
Usually they are closed at the age os 18, XXXXXXX at the age 25.
Taking growth...

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Is it time to inject growth hormone for my daughter?

Dear Doctor! My daughter is 13 years now. She is 2.8kg in weight and 48cm in height when she was born and got breast fed. She is healthy and hardly get ill. She was a picky eater before 12 and didn’t like eggs and milk. Now she eats more which reach to the average level of Chinese children. She had her first period in Feb this year, and began to develop the secondary sex character. Now she was 138cm in height and 33kg in weight. As her mother, I am 148cm and her father is 162cm (we’re both Chinese). I am worried about her height. I want to ask, for the ordinary case, in which age will she stop growing tall. Is it time to inject growth hormone to help her?

Thanks very much!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
She needs a pediatric endocrinologist evaluation;

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I can understand your concern regarding to your daughter's health.
For the age the height is not normal (is under 2 standart deviations). Normally, the growth epyphisis close at 18 year old, but the growth...

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My son is 14 years old.He has growth problem.His height is 141 cm.I have got his GH TEST and IGF 1 TEST done. His IGF 1 test value is 167 ng/ml.His GH test value is .52 ng/ml at 0,.7ng/ml at 30 minutes,3.18ng/ml at 60 min.,3.36ng/ml at 90 min.Please advise me.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please provide the information I am aksing please

Detailed Answer:
Hi....I understand your concern. Before commenting on the test reports I need more information. Please answer the question below -

1. What was his birth weight and length (if documents are available)?

2. What are his...

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Hi, I'm training for about 5 years now , I want to start to using human growth hormone and maybe testosterone(sustanone) , I want to know the safety of those hormones . also the dosage I should take to get the benefits and results for my future coming competitions , along with the blood work and analyses I should make .
I'm not looking to get big like pros , I want just to get some muscle and lose some fat like fitness models.
If one of these two are not safe , If there is any avaliable alternative that would be fine.
Another question , when it's safe to start taking steroids and human growth hormone generally .

Thank you !

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
For right indications only

Detailed Answer:
Good day.
Noted your concern. Both Testosterone and Human growth hormone are only strictly indicated for appropriate medical reasons only. they are indicated in people who are deficient in these hormones. If used in young adults for muscle...

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Dear Dr. Sumra,

I would like to ask further about exogonous hormones effects on wisdom tooth development ( if taken in young teenager ). You mentioned before that anabolic steroids hamper tooth development because it binds to calcitropic hormone protein. Thus anabolic steroids is contraindicted for tooth development.

Is exogonous GROWTH HROMONE also contraindicted in tooth development?

Thanks and Best Regards
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Growth hormone has positive effect

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Nice to hear you after so long.

Regarding exogenous hormones, i have already discussed earlier effect of both catabolic & anabolic enzymes. Growth hormone always has positive effect on tooth development whether exogenous or...

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I am a type 2 diabetic and I have been using sermorelin injections once a day; but my blood sugar levels have been excessively high since I have been taking the injections. Does sermorelin with GHRP cause blood sugar levels to elevate?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, they may raise the blood sugar.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for asking on HCM!
Yes, they induce the Growth hormone production from the pituitary gland and Growth hormone is a hormone that raises the blood sugar by several mechanisms.
Kind regards,...

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Can you recommend a human growth hormone for a 67-yr. old female person?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Some more info please:

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and thank you for asking!

Your question is a bit special..
Would you please give some more information regarding this ?

- Why do you think to be treated with growth hormone at this age, what are your symptoms ?
- Any particular...

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my son has been diagnosed with xyy syndrome and also growth hormone defiency, i dont understand how he can have both when one is growth deciency and the other with the xyy syndrome causes extreme height. i cant get a straight answer from anyone..... please help if you can

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Hi there - What is the relationship between growth hormone deficiency and low ferritin levels (anemia) and/or iron absorption? I have been diagnosed with low ferritin. My ferritin level was 3 in a normal range of 10-290. Oral iron would not bring my ferritin higher than a 7. It was determined that I was not absorbing iron properly. Therefore, I had been receiving iron via iv 100mg once per week over 6 months and the most my ferritin level would maintain was at 40. If I missed a week or two, my ferritin level would drop back to 10-20. In December (8wks ago), my doctor had me receive 1000mg at one time, instead of 100mg per week, and the plan was to have me wait 8-10 weeks. As of now, I haven't been back in 8 weeks. Also, in December I was diagnosed with adult growth hormone deficiency. I started growth hormone injections in early January and my most recent ferritin level was 474 (drawn Monday 2/14). At this level of 474, it appears I can stop my iron iv weekly, or otherwise, since my ferritin level is way too high now. Has the addition of hgh through the injections, and therefore the increase of hgh, improved my ability to absorb and/or maintain my ferritin levels? And, if so, what is the connection? Thanks so much! Robin

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Hello, I know you must get sick of people asking these questions, but I would love it if you could simply answer my questions. Is it possible that I have delayed puberty or a growth hormone deficiency? I have experienced high levels of fatigue for...

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Hello I am worried about slow height growth of my 12 year son and I feel that he needs to undergo a growth hormone test and some treatment for increasing the height. I am attaching the history of his height at various dates and age . Kindly go...

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