Pros and Cons of Human Growth Hormone
People with deficiency of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) are treated by use of synthetic injections. However, there has been a lot of research in the recent past aimed at developing a catalyst that can enhance the body to naturally produce its own human growth human. There are many people who are not capable of producing adequate amounts of HGH hormone. This hormone is crucial in the body since it assists muscles, ligaments and tissues to repair and in turn develop into adulthood. Inadequate production of the hormone results to stunted growth.
The injections offered in hospitals currently to substitute natural GH have chemical substances similar to those in natural GH. These chemical substances are capable of sending messages to the rest of the body and assist it to grow. Natural GH also facilitates growth by sending messages to the rest of the body through pituitaries just like synthetic GH do. The following are some of the pros and cons associated with using artificial GH.
One of these effects is notable increase in weight, length of appendages and height. Actual growth is recorded in bones that gain more strength, thickness and elongation. It is also seen in muscles that develop to cover the developed bone mass. There is also a record of growth in ligaments that helps to link the increased muscles mass and bone mass. The increased body growth helps to eliminate stunted growth.
There are some people who have lost confidence in themselves as a result of being physically short. The growth hormone can provide solution to this kind of problem by ensuring that it supplies the necessary hormones for helping you develop physically. When you are as tall as your colleagues, you will have confidence in yourself that can help you in gaining a positive attitude in life.
Deficiency in GH leads to increased accumulation of weight. Increase in weight puts your health at risk. In addition, it can result to lowered self esteem which can affect your social life negatively.
The GH is also suitable for use by people who have reduced body metabolism. This hormone can increase the rate at which your digestion system functions. You will have your metabolic rate increased automatically. Increased metabolism can help in getting rid of excess fat in the body; hence this hormone is suitable for use by people who want to lose weight.
GH can cause edema and accumulation of interstitial fluid in areas that have fast rate of growth which can in turn cause pressure, swelling and pain in these areas if not treated. The joints and muscles do sometimes grow at a faster rate than the rest of the body. This can result in growing pains. The pains are minor but disturbing after all. Besides, diabetes and hypertension is another weaknesses associated with use of GH.