The most common side effects of growth hormone replacement are fluid retention and joint and muscle aches, usually experienced during the first weeks of treatment. Redness and swelling at the injection site can also occur in some patients.
Growth hormone is produced naturally by the pituitary. The FDA-approved injectable version is virtually indistinguishable from its natural form, which is one reason it has been widely abused by professional athletes. Side effects are rare and generally occur when taking very high doses of HGH over a prolonged period of time. Bodybuilders who inject three and four times the recommended dose of human growth hormone can experience side effects.
More Common Side Effects Of Growth Hormone:
Less Common Side Effects of Growth Hormone:
Contraindications For HGH Therapy:
How To Manage Side Effects
The most common side effect of HGH is bloating and joint pain; these are minimized if a gradual ramp up method is followed. If these symptoms are severe, you should contact your doctor. Usually these symptoms are relieved by dropping back on the dose a bit and increasing HGH more gradually.
HGH has not been found to cause cancers or tumors, but it promotes cell renewal and growth at an accelerated rate. If you have existing, active tumors they will also grow at an accelerated rate.
HGH may suppress the production of thyroid hormones. If you have an underactive thyroid (low thyroid), this may need to be treated prior to beginning an aggressive growth hormone therapy program. Most patient with severe hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) take T3 in addition to growth hormone.
HGH opposes the action of insulin and can increase blood glucose levels, which can lead to insulin resistance or metabolic syndome in some people. To offset this, alpha lipoic acide and chromium piccinolate may be used along with medications to dispose of excess glucose and increase insulin sensitivity. In some people, additional insulin should be combined with HGH.
Ongoing Medical Supervision
Growth hormone demonstrates amazing results because it has a powerful influence in the body. Ongoing medical supervision is required by law and is a matter of common sense if you are using growth hormone as part of an overall wellness and hormone optimization program.
HGH Therapy is under the umbrella of AAG Health and Wellness, the world leaders in hormone management for adults. As the pioneers in treating adult hormone deficiencies to achieve optimal wellness, we are uniquely qualified to help adults of all ages regain a rich, fuller, and more satisfying quality of life. To find out if you are a candidate for growth hormone replacement therapy, please call us at 888-877-4206 or complete the contact form and a representative will get back to you.