HGH (or Human Growth Hormone) topic has been making the rounds everywhere. A lot of people say it is really effective medically and you can expect great physical enhancement as a result of use. Not only that, the bones, heart and brain can also benefit from it because it helps speed up blood flow.
You don’t seem to hear about the side effects much, however.
What Are The Short Term Side Effects?
- Swelling – not really dangerous, just painful. This can be seen in your arms and legs. There are no safe or trusted oral medications for HGH on the market, so it is directly injected into your bloodstream.
- Joint and Muscle Pain – changes and development in your muscles can occur while using HGH and can be painful. The joints will also hurt quite a bit.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – when the median nerve on the forearm and wrist is compressed due to bone and muscle growth, it becomes painful and decreases the strength of your hand. It curtails movement, too.
- Hormone Abnormalities – HGH can wreak havoc with your hormones, and be the reason for impotence in men and giving women mestrual problems. If a woman abuses it, her facial muscles and bones would change due to the growth, and make her look “manly.”
It has quite a number of long term side effects as well and below is the list:
- Pain and Tingling – of course with the accelerated growth, you have to live with muscle and joint pain. Taking medication for it is not going to help out much if you worry about your pancreas.
- Substance Abuse – despite them not being addictive by themselves, people can psychologically or event emotionally dependent on HGH. It is prevalent among weightlifters.
- Curvature of the Spine – HGH may help with bone growth but if not careful in usage and if the dosage is abused, it may go haywire. In children, the results in the effects on their height and weight are distinctly positive; but the incidence of curvature of the spine also increased.
- Diabetes Symptoms – As mentioned before, HGH affects the hormones. Among the hormones affected is insulin, which is necessary for glucose absorption from the blood. The growth hormone also has an important role to play in the regulation of sugar in the body. This means that the metabolism of sugar can be altered by using HGH. Insulin levels within the body may be higher, but the blood sugar does not change. Insulin resistance rises with the use of the growth hormones, which is one of the symptoms of diabetes.
Using HGH can have good effects on the body, but you never know what might happen unless you talk to your endocrinologist first.
If you are not suffering from an illness which requires you to take HGH and you merely think it is a form of beautifying yourself, stop.
Make sure that using the hormone is safe for you; check the suitable dosage. Do not take it without a doctor’s supervision.