Growth Hormone: Its Uses and Impacts

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The Wachstum hormone (growth hormone) is also known as somatotropin. It stimulates the growth of all the tissues and bones. Growth hormones are essential for a child’s growth. The growth hormone increases with age and reaches its maximum at puberty. When the food intake and physiological stresses decrease, the growth hormone secretion increases.

On the other hand, it decreases in response to food indigestion. Sometimes, people face abnormalities due to deficiency or an abundance of hormones. Growth is a natural process that occurs through the pituitary gland. Although Human growth hormone is a naturally occurring mechanism, some supplements help when the hormone is in excess or deficient, such as steroids.

Uses and Benefits of Steroids

Steroids are a form of synthetic human growth hormone that helps with poor growth in children and adults. It is also used to treat short bowel syndrome or muscle loss due to HIV or AIDS. Steroids affect the growth and effects of the growth hormone. Causes behind growth deficiency can be medical issues, like:

  1. Kidney disease
  2. Human growth hormone deficiency
  3. Muscle wasting disease
  4. Birth with low weight
  5. Turner syndrome

Steroids and other injections can help with growth hormone deficiency in the following ways: 

  1. Improve bone density
  2. Build muscle mass
  3. Reduce body fat
  4. Increase exercise capacity

These benefits help in the athletic formation of a person. It helps to increase muscle mass and athletic performance. These are sometimes mixed with Anabolic steroids. It also helps in anti-aging as human growth hormone decreases as age increases. It is said that it also increases the testosterone hormone. However, most of the benefits are not scientifically proven. You can buy these steroids only if you have been prescribed them. Otherwise, it is illegal to buy steroids. Some of the supplements are sold online and have the same effects as the injections. These supplements increase the growth hormone level due to amino acids. One such supplement is Serovital. It is said to have the best effects because it contains amino acids. It has an anti-aging effect, builds stronger bones, increases muscle mass, and reduces body fat. However, these effects are still not proven scientifically. 

Side effects of supplements and steroids

There are several side effects associated with supplements. Both have similar side effects, whether it is the prescribed form or the illicit form of supplements. These generally affect older generations more. Side effects that can occur are:

  1. Nerve or muscle pain
  2. High cholesterol levels
  3. Swelling in arms and legs due to liquid retention
  4. Cancerous tumors can increase
  5. Mood fluctuations and withdrawals
  6. The risk of heart diseases and diabetes can increase
  7. Low blood sugar and fatigue
  8. Liver damage
  9. Tingling or numb skin
  10. Carpal tunnel syndrome, a compression in the median nerve passing through the hand. 

Many other side effects can occur due to the intake of supplements but are not proven yet. 

Concluding thoughts

Only take the supplements that the doctor has prescribed to you. Otherwise, it can have great side effects on your wachstums hormone (growth hormone). Stay connected with your doctor and ask for any changes needed in the dose. Notice your body behavior after taking the supplements and look for other ways to keep yourself healthy.