Side effects of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) Injections

HGH (Human Growth Hormone): Uses and Side Effects | Side effects of HGH Injections
  1. Growth of existing cancers

    It’s believed that HGH injections can promote the growth of cancer cells that already exist in the body. Since HGH promotes cell growth, it also speeds up the growth of cancers.

  2. Acromegaly – Enlarged bones and organs

    Acromegaly is a condition where bones, fingers and sometimes internal organs can experience high growth rates. High doses of HGH that are consumed for long periods of time, usually many years, might lead to Acromegaly.

  3. Diabetes

    According to Mayoclinic, growth hormone injections can lead to the development of diabetes in some cases.

  4. Risk of Leukemia

    According to Mayoclinic, Leukemia was noticed in a few cases after getting human growth hormone treatment. It’s not clear, however, whether HGH was a direct cause or not.

  5. Muscle and joint pain

    People getting HGH treatment might experience muscle or joint pain. This symptom, however, usually disappears as the person stops the injections.

  6. Carpal tunnel syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where pain in the hands and fingers is caused by the compression of a nerve by the hand’s carpal bones. Since HGH promotes tissue growth, it might lead to that condition. Weakness and numbness of the hand can happen as a result. (See 10 Side effects of Dying Hair with Henna)

  7. Breast enlargement in men

    HGH injections might lead to breast enlargement for men, as per a 1993 study in the October issue of  ‘Clinical Endocrinology’.

  8. Joint pain

    According to Wikipedia, HGH can lead to joint swelling and joint pain.

  9. Immune response towards HGH

    According to Wikipedia, in some cases, a person can produce an immune response towards HGH, thus his body might not respond well to that hormone.

  10. Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates from a certain type of white blood cells. HGH injections are considered among the risk factors for that type of cancer. (See What does it feel like to die by lethal injection?)

  11. Blurred vision

    According to Mayoclinic, blurred vision is among the common side effects of growth hormones.

  12. Severe headache

    Getting A Severe headache is among the common side effects of consuming human growth hormone.

  13. Allergic reaction in the injection site

    HGH can cause an allergic reaction in the injection site such as redness, bleeding, lumps, or scarring.

  14. Fluid retention

    HGH can cause fluid retention in the extremities. This can lead to swelling and other problems.

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