There are many websites that talk about the use of human growth hormones, or HGH, and the benefits related to anti-aging and athletic prowess. They tell you that human growth hormones are produced by the human pituitary gland but what they don’t tell you is that the product they are selling is a synthetic reproduction.
The history of using human growth hormones dates back to the early 1920s when a doctor, searching for a solution to his growth hormone deficiency, decided to withdraw hormones from a cadaver and inject them into himself. Eventually, he used the hormones to treat another patient with the same deficiency and the treatment was successful, leading to the practice of removing HGH from the pituitary gland of cadavers. Because of the limited amount of available human growth hormones, doctors only treated children with severe hormone deficiency until they reached a specific height. In the 1970s and 1980s, pharmaceutical companies began to produce their own versions of human growth hormone treatments. The appeal of a ‘natural’ enhancement attracted the attention of athletes and soon stories emerged of sports figures using these products.
While HGH can be a successful treatment for people who struggle with hormone deficiencies, it is a dangerous substance with a number of health issues associated with it. Unfortunately, today, this drug is available to the general public and is touted as an anti-aging treatment or athletic enhancer. Companies who offer the products will go out of their way to present the benefits of taking the synthetic product, glossing over the facts. One such product lists the following side effects: insomnia, muscle pain, diarrhea, headaches, change in stomach appearance, hormonal imbalance, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, sexual dysfunction, cancer, and even diabetes.
A study was released in 2007 that showed using human growth hormones has a direct link with diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions – – especially in people who are healthy. The study also showed additional side effects from using HGH such as carpal tunnel syndrome, swelling of arms and legs, and gynecomastia (growth of breast in males). It should also be noted that growth hormones can encourage the growth of cancer cells and medical studies have proven this fact. Medical studies have also shown that the improper use of growth hormones can lead to abnormal growth of bones and internal organs. This is because as you grow, much of your growth is attributed to the amount of growth hormones that your pituitary gland is producing. These hormones contribute to the growing of your organs, bones, tissue, brain function, heart health and function, and other metabolic functions that occur within your body.
While it is easy to be seduced by the claim that taking a simple pill or injecting a dose of HGH will make you feel younger and help you have the body you want, the fact of the matter is that when you improperly use growth hormones, if you are, in fact, playing a game of Russian roulette. It is also important to remember that those companies who sell such products are making a lot of money off of your desire to improve your performance or to stave off natural aging. They don’t want you to think about the truth when it comes to taking growth hormones because if you realize the risk that you are taking with your life and your overall health, you are likely to think twice before using a product that is so dangerous.