The Human Growth Hormones, acronymed HGH has gained so much in popularity in the recent past. HGH is a natural body hormone manufactured in the pituitary gland located in the human brain, and is tasked with facilitating the growth and continuance and maintenance of healthy body cells in all parts of the body. Just like all other hormones in the body, as you age, your body’s ability to manufacture HGH is compromised, and your cells will start receiving less and less of this hormone. This significant decline in HGH levels is what is responsible for the common aging sides that old people have such as hair loss, loss of bone density, wrinkled skin, and a decline in lean muscle tissue.
With that being said though, there is a reason to smile again as you age, thanks to HGH. According to recent medial researches and studies, when supplementary HGH is taken in adulthood, it has proven to have the ability to not only halt but also reverse the side effects of aging… if that is not good news to the aging population I don’t know what is for sure. The market has presented different options when it comes to supplementing HGH levels in your body. First off, your doctor can write you a prescription and recommend injections of the HGH; alternatively, you can take OTC supplements. These HGH supplements are natural and are targeted at boosting the body’s natural ability to manufacture HGH. HGH supplements are available in powder form, sprays, effervescent tablets, and capsules.
While the benefits of the Human Growth Hormone are remarkable, they are not with their share of risks. There are some notable side effects of supplementary HGH, some of which are short-term while others are long-term and could be life-threatening to say the list. Hypoglycemia, onset of diabetes, enlarged kidneys and heart, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness in the joints, stiff joints and muscles, high blood pressure, fatigue, disturbing nightmares, pain or tenderness at the point of injection when it is administered subcutaneously through injections are few of the many side effects of HGH.
As is therefore apparent that the side effects are many, it is always advisable that before starting any supplement program, HGH included, you should consult a practicing medical professional so as to be able to determine the best supplements to use to boost your HGH levels, those that will have minimal side effects on you as an individual. In addition to the above-mentioned side effects, there have also been reports of people having allergic reactions to some of the major ingredients in these supplements. Some of the notable signs of reaction include chest pain, tightness in the throat and/or chest, itchy skin, skin rash, swollen skin, or hives. It is advisable that if you see any of the abovementioned signs of reaction you alert your medical doctor immediately for further professional guidance and counseling.
While supplying the body with HGH is advisable to help stop and reverse some side effects, an excessive use of the hormone can lead to undesirable side effects. Long-term use of HGH can lead to acromegaly, increased growth of hair all over the body, enlarged heart, significantly low levels of blood sugar which could lead to diabetic coma, excess fluid retention, live damage to the thyroid, diabetes, cancer, and worst of all premature death.
It is also to be noted that continuous use of HGH can lead to a condition known as carpel tunnel syndrome, a condition that can lead to loss of coordination in the limbs movement. This condition is however very common among people who don’t follow their doctor’s advice and prescription of the HGH, reason again to consult a professional medical practitioner who will prescribe the best HGH supplement based on your fitness level, age, body mass index, among other factors.
Most HGH uses focus mainly on giving short-term results in creating a hormonal symmetry in the body, thus slowing down the pace at which aging signs and symptoms occur. So, if you find that you are adversely affected by HGH, the surest way to reduce these side effects is to shorten the period of time that you use the hormone. You can also reduce the severity of the symptoms of side effects by lowering your HGH dose. But always remember the cardinal rule of consulting your doctor before starting any type of body supplement program.
But when all is said and done, aging is inevitable; it is a natural course of justice for all. While HGH supplements and injections can indeed slow down the process of aging, if you want to remain young for as long as you will live, the best way to go about it is to eat right, exercise regularly, and stay fit, avoid stress, and above all else assume a positive mental attitude towards life. By doing all these, you wouldn’t need any artificial additions to keep you young; your body’s immunity will be boosted significantly and in turn will boost the performance of the pituitary gland to produce the Human Growth Hormone in significant amounts.