Possible HGH Side Effects in Adults
Any medical treatment has pros and cons and must be entered into with a clear idea of what to expect and what could occur so that potential side effects do not take you by surprise. Human growth hormone has many benefits for adults dealing with a severe decrease in its production in later years, but there are also supplemental HGH side effects that could occur if the levels of HGH in the body are too high.
When it comes to using HGH, dangerous side effects are extremely rare and are more likely to occur during illegal use (such as for sports or bodybuilding when the body already produces enough growth hormone).
The most recognized side effect of HGH is injection site irritation, redness, swelling, or pain. Because HGH administration occurs at home, getting used to giving oneself a shot is a likely cause for side effects at the injection site. These issues remedy themselves with practice.
If you have too much human growth hormone in your bloodstream, your body will let you know with easily recognizable HGH side effects. Acne, oily skin, fluid retention and swelling, and joint pain may be your first warning signs that the dosage you are taking is too high.
For men wondering about other HGH side effects, gynecomastia – male breast enlargement – is a possibility. Bodily stiffness may also occur in adults.
Women and men may also face other potential HGH side effects. Hair loss from the head or hair growth on the face and body, tingling or numbness of the skin, and high cholesterol levels are possible.
All these warning signs will let you know to contact your doctor. Your hormone specialist may want to reduce your HGH dosage until the side effects subside before gradually increasing your human growth hormone levels as the body adjusts. If you are taking HGH without a doctor’s prescription, you will need to contact a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doctor immediately as you could be subject to more serious issues, including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- High cholesterol
Why HGH Side Effects Occur
Adverse reactions to human growth hormones occur for one primary reason – too much HGH in the bloodstream. All hormone levels in the body have what is called a “normal range.” Anything below or above that range could cause problems.
That is why we sometimes see HGH side effects. Female use often occurs around the same time as menopause. Although HGH decline begins around age thirty, it is a slow process and often creates havoc in a woman’s late forties to fifties. Using HGH without undergoing blood analysis or in conjunction with other forms of hormone replacement without trained doctor supervision can cause problems. No woman should ever begin HRT without first having her blood levels checked by a specialist in this field.
When we look closely at HGH side effects, male illegal use for sports and bodybuilding is the most likely cause. Athletes looking to increase their muscle bulk, strength, or endurance may turn to illegal HGH injections, but this is a serious mistake. HGH use by people who do not have a deficiency will not provide these benefits. Numerous studies have proven that fact. If blood levels of HGH are normal, then using this supplement will only increase the potential for dangerous HGH side effects.
How to Reduce the Risk of HGH Side Effects
One of the easiest things to do to reduce the risk of HGH side effects is to follow the instructions for use as prescribed by your doctor.
Here is what you need to know:
- 1. Never administer HGH without a doctor’s prescription
- 2. Do not accept a prescription for HGH without first completing these steps:
- Blood testing
- Physical examination
- Medical history form completion
- Hormone replacement consultation
- 3. Do not change the dosage or frequency of HGH injection without doctor authorization
- 4. Report any adverse reactions to the HRT specialist
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