What Is Human Growth Hormone?
- Human growth hormone is produced by pituitary gland in the brain. Human growth hormone is involved in the growth of an individual.
- In children, human growth hormone plays an important role in development of bones and muscles.
- The child attains a natural height because of this hormone. In adults, HGH works to metabolize various elements such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
- HGH in recent times is made by advanced genetic engineering technique, and it is available in tablets and nasal sprays.
- Human growth hormone is used to treat a child deficient in this hormone.
- The child has a stunted growth, if he has HGH deficiency.
- Many athletes use HGH for building stamina and muscles, which is not usually by medical profession. Still certain individuals use it without considering its side effects.
- HGH should be used only under medical supervision. The risk of side effects increases when a person takes HGH in a larger dose.
Side Effects and Dangers of HGH
- Acromegaly: there is excessive growth of bones and tissues with tall stature. The person looks like a giant. There is excessive protrusion of jaw bone and eyebrow bone. The hands and legs bones are abnormally long. The person suffering from gigantism has a short life expectancy.
- Heart gets enlarged.
- Protruding lips and chin.
- Pain in joints.
- Peripheral nerve disease.
- Liver and spleen gets enlarged.
- Headache due to increased in intracranial pressure.
- Visual defect.
- Edema of feet.
- Excessive hair growth all over the body.
These are some of the risks and dangers of indiscriminate use of human growth hormone. Therefore it has to be used under medical supervision only.