I personally would not advise anyone to take prescription HGH. In adults, approved uses of HGH include: Short bowel syndrome, a condition in which nutrients are not properly absorbed due to severe intestinal disease or the surgical removal of a large portion of the small intestine.
HGH deficiency due to rare pituitary tumors or their treatment. Muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS. But the most common uses for HGH are not FDA-approved. Some people use the hormone, along with other performance-enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids, to build muscle and improve athletic performance. Yet HGH's effect on athletic performance is unknown. Possible side effects of HGH use include: nerve, muscle, or joint pain - swelling due to fluid in the body's tissues (edema) - carpal tunnel syndrome - numbness and tingling of the skin - high cholesterol levels. HGH can also increase the risk of diabetes and contribute to the growth of cancerous tumors. Furthermore, if you get the drug illicitly, you may not know what you are really getting. Because of the high cost, HGH drugs have been counterfeited. If you are not getting prescription HGH from your doctor, you may be getting an unapproved product.
edited by justmyselfornow on 4/30/2014