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Human Growth Hormone:

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Human Growth Hormone
hGH... What exactly is it?
DEFINITION OF
GROWTH HORMONE:
GH controls the overall growth of all systems in the human body, especially the skeletal and muscular systems.
By: Joseph Masiel
2/9/14

G
HGH levels are at their highest in babies, in growing children during their young adolescence, and during those awkward puberty years (when the body is constantly growing).

Reasons people take hGH...
ADULTS
HGH production is necessary even after the growing stages of childhood.
Works Cited
Synthetic Growth Hormone was developed and approved by the FDA in 1985 to help treat children and adults with deficiencies.
Children with GH deficiencies are treated to help combat pituitary dwarfism. If prescribed and treated on time, they'll have a good chance to grow to their proper height.
CHILDREN
On the flip side, children that have an excess amount of GH output must be treated to prevent pituitary gigantism
Growth Hormone deficiency in adults may result in increased body fat, as a result of slowed metabolism. "AGHD" may also result in...
Decreased muscle mass...
Thinning bones...
Higher BAD cholesterol: LDL
Both children GHD and adult GHD are most common the result of :
congenital (before birth)
tumors in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
brain radiation treatments for cancer
severe head injury
Turners Syndrome
Prader Willi Syndrome
Chronic kidney insufficiency
HOW IS HGH ENTERED INTO THE BLOODSTREAM?
WHICH TYPE OF ATHLETES
MIGHT
BENEFIT FROM THIS?
Is HGH legal?

HGH injections are illegal in the U.S. unless perscribed and administered by a licensed physician.
A few athletes who have taken HGH
PROS VS CONS
POTENTIAL
BENEFITS VS RISK FACTORS WHEN USING HGH TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE
LOOK OUT FOR FRAUDS!!:
creams...

sprays...
pills...
Growth Hormone,
produced in the pituitary gland, releases to spur growth in children and adolescents. It helps regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, and metabolism.
Athletes who may be attracted to the idea of HGH are those who want to:
improve endurance
stimulate muscle growth
stay focused longer
increase metabolism
So how can I get perscribed?
A doctor may perscribe FDA approved HGH to patients who report:
Short Bowel Syndrome
natural HGH deficiency or insufficiency
muscle wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS
Most common uses for HGH are not FDA approved, and injections are administered for off-label purposes(performance and anti-aging), through online pharmacies and anti-aging clinics.
Synthetic HGH pills/sprays and other supplements are not illegal. However, they are not cleared and approved by the FDA, and once again, they are not pure forms of HGH.
Rodney Harrison
Jason Giambi
Lance Armstrong
Benefits:

faster metabolism
improved endurance/quicker recovery time
stimulate muscle growth
mental focus
injury prevention
Risks:
nerve, muscle and joint pain
swelling due to fluid in the bodies tissue (edema)
Carpal Tunnel syndrome
numbness and tingling in skin
high cholesterol rates
increased risk for diabetes
contribute to growth of cancerous tumors
punishment from drug enforcing agency and employers
Synthetic HGH and athletes:
DOPING
WHAT DO YOU THINK???
THIS LEAVES ROOM FOR DEBATE: SHOULD HGH TREATMENTS BE LEGALIZED IN SPORTS?
It's not ethically right
Why not?
it's cheating!
not if it's legal for everyone
the risks outweigh the potential benefits
with more HGH, potential for injury is reduced,
and with less injury comes less dependence on pain killers and other drugs.
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