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What are the side effects and hazards of using human growth hormone (HGH)?

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Possible side effects of human growth hormone (HGH) use include:

HGH can also increase the risk of diabetes and contribute to the growth of cancerous tumors.

Furthermore, if you get the drug illicitly, you may not know what you are really getting. Because of the high cost, HGH drugs have been counterfeited. If you are not getting HGH from your doctor, you may be getting an unapproved product.

You should speak with your doctor before considering any form of HGH.

  • Nerve, muscle, or joint pain
  • Swelling due to fluid in the body's tissues (edema)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Numbness and tingling of the skin
  • High cholesterol levels

From: Human Growth Hormone (HGH) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Federal Trade Commission: "HGH Pills and Sprays: Human Growth Hype?" Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control: "Human Growth Hormone." FDA Import Alert: "Detention Without Physical Examination of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Also Known As Somatropin." MedlinePlus.gov: "Turner Syndrome," "Prader-Willi Syndrome," "Short Bowel Syndrome." Quackwatch: "Growth Hormone Schemes and Scams."




Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 17, 2017

SOURCES: Federal Trade Commission: "HGH Pills and Sprays: Human Growth Hype?" Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control: "Human Growth Hormone." FDA Import Alert: "Detention Without Physical Examination of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Also Known As Somatropin." MedlinePlus.gov: "Turner Syndrome," "Prader-Willi Syndrome," "Short Bowel Syndrome." Quackwatch: "Growth Hormone Schemes and Scams."




Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 17, 2017

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