HGH is a hormone that has been used to help improve the physical appearance of patients with growth hormone deficiency. However, as a prescription medication, it is not covered by insurance.
The use of HGH for aesthetic purposes has a downside side effects.
As with any drug, the use of HGH can have side effects. These can be classified as those that are direct effects of the drug itself, or those that are effects of the body’s reaction to the drug.
Side effects that are direct effects
The following side effects are direct effects of HGH, and are caused by the hormone itself.
Low blood sugar
HGH can cause your blood sugar to drop to an unhealthy level. This can cause hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.
Low blood sugar can also cause low insulin levels, which can cause other health issues.
HGH can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Increased blood pressure
HGH can increase your blood pressure by causing a decrease in blood volume and an increase in blood vessel tone.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke. HGH can also increase your risk of developing heart disease and kidney disease.
Increased risk of infection
HGH can increase the risk of getting an infection. This is because HGH can affect your immune system and lower your ability to fight off germs.
This can increase your risk of infections like:
- Respiratory tract infections
- Skin infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Bacterial infections
- Fungal infections
HGH can cause you to gain weight, especially if you’re taking it as part of a prescription for weight loss.
HGH can increase your appetite and increase the amount of calories you consume, causing you to gain weight.
HGH can cause you to lose your hair. This is because it increases your levels of insulin, causing your body to store more fat.
Hair loss can also be caused by:
- Alopecia areata, a hair loss disorder
- Telogen effluvium, a hair loss disorder
- Hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid gland stops making enough thyroid hormone
What is the dosage for HGH?
The recommended dose of HGH for adults is 0.02 mg to 0.06 mg per day. An adult with a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 kg/m2 to 25 kg/m2 should take 0.20 mg to 0.40 mg per day.
The dosage for children under the age of 18 is 0.02 mg to 0.03 mg per day.
What are the side effects of HGH?
The following are some of the side effects that you may experience while taking HGH:
- Low blood sugar
- Low blood pressure
- Low blood cell count
- Muscle problems
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle pain
- Weight gain
- Increased appetite
- Increased energy
What is the dosage for weight loss?
The following are some of the possible side effects that you may experience while taking HGH for weight loss:
- Insulin resistance
- Increased body fat
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- High blood sugar
- Increased risk of infections
It is important to know that HGH can cause hypoglycemia, which means that your blood sugar will drop too low. This is a medical emergency, and can be fatal.
If you are taking HGH for weight loss, it is important to take your medication before a meal.
There are ways to deal with this such as getting a snack before eating, or taking a small amount of sugar.
If you are taking HGH for weight loss and have any of the following symptoms, talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
- Extreme hunger
- Extreme thirst
- Extreme tiredness
- Extreme weight loss
- Extreme weakness
- Extreme fatigue
- Extreme dizziness
- Extreme confusion
- Extreme anxiety
- Extreme headaches
- Extreme irritability
- Extreme depression
- Extreme feelings of depression
- Extreme crying
- Extreme sleepiness
- Extreme nervousness
- Extreme mood swings
Can you use HGH to improve?
People who are born with dwarfism or growth hormone deficiency can take HGH to help improve their height.
Diet and exercise can help you achieve your goal.
This is because increasing your levels of growth hormone can:
- Increase the rate at which your body makes new cells
- Increase the rate at which your body stores fat
- Increase the rate at which your body creates new muscle
Talk to your doctor if you’re considering this option.
Can you get HGH from food or supplements?
HGH is an animal protein hormone. Animal protein is made from:
The proteins in these foods contain amino acids that are similar to those in HGH.
People who are taking HGH for aesthetic purposes can take it in the form of an injection or a pill, or they can take it as a supplement.
HGH can be taken as a supplement, in the form of an injection, or as a pill.
The form of HGH that you take will depend on your medical history, and your doctor’s advice.
You can also get HGH from food. This is because HGH is one of the proteins in:
If you’re a vegetarian, you can find HGH in the following foods:
- Dairy products
How can you take HGH for weight loss?
You can take HGH as a supplement, in the form of an injection, or as a pill.
You can get HGH injections or take HGH pills by:
- Visiting a doctor.
- Talk to your doctor about your diet and exercise habits.
- Talk to your doctor about the appropriate dosage for you.
You can take HGH as an injection or a pill.
You can take HGH injections in the following places, and you can take HGH pills in the following places:
- Your doctor’s office.
- Insurance companies.
There are different types of HGH injections. You can get:
- HGH injections into a muscle.
- HGH injections into a vein.
HGH can be expensive. You can ask your doctor for advice on how to choose a treatment plan that works for you.
If you have a condition that requires HGH, talk to your doctor about how HGH may fit into your treatment plan.
You should also talk to your doctor about whether HGH is safe for you to take.
There are many different HGH products available. The cost of these products will depend on:
- Where you buy your HGH
- How much you pay per month for your HGH
- How often you need to buy HGH
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