HGH Side Effects
HGH side effects are a subject of concern for anyone looking for hormone therapy to slow down or reverse the aging process. The side effects of HGH use can be quite scary sometimes and researchers are still working upon the optimal dosage to reduce adverse reactions and optimize results. As with any drug each person must compare the benefits derived against the drawbacks and then decide if the end justifies the means and if the drug is worth taking or worth the risk taken.
HGH side effects range from the most minor of things such as joint pain and some fluid retention to the more serious effects like high blood pressure and abnormal bone and cartilage growth. Almost all medicinal uses of HGH focus on short-term correction of a hormonal imbalance. General growth hormone side effects from this type of use tend to be things like fluid retention, joint pain, a reversible insulin resistance, and some joint swelling. However, this isn’t too serious or life threatening.
HGH for anti-aging or "plastic surgery in a bottle" use results in more long-term complications and damages like high blood pressure, more serious fluid retention, chronic joint pain and swelling, and some facial bone growth. Long-term abuse, as seen in athletic use, can lead to more pronounced, and sometimes deadly, side effects such as irregular heart rhythms, increased risk of diabetes, joint and facial deformities, and an entire shut down of the pituitary glands.
HGH side effects can be decreased and brought under control by limiting the length of time the hormone is used. Lowering the dosage of human growth hormone can also reduce the number and severity of these reactions. Human growth hormone is a drug. The introduction of any foreign substance, even if your body produces some naturally, will trigger reactions by the body. These reactions cause the effects that we see with any drug. HGH side effects also come from the extra growth hormone in the body along with what is already produced by the pituitary glands.
Your body needs time to return to a normal state of function. If you take more than the suggested dosage for a long period of time you will see complications arise from this abuse, side effects that cannot be reversed and might cause harm to your body. Your liver has to work harder to process this externally introduced HGH running through your blood. This could lead to liver stress, and ultimately liver damage. Your body may recognize a higher level of HGH in the bloodstream and stop producing as much for itself. If this goes on long enough the pituitary glands begin to shut down. This is extremely harmful and might prove to be fatal eventually.
HGH side effects can come from any HGH use. Minimizing the side effects by lower the dosage and the length of time on the growth hormone can be helpful. Each person must weigh the benefits against the possibilities and decide if this course will help them reach their anti aging goals.