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A study on the Human Growth Hormone

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The Human Growth Hormone is a chemical substance found in specific cells (not all) which stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans. It is also known as somatotropin and is a peptide hormone because the molecules comprises of peptides or proteins.  The growth hormone is made by the pituitary gland and is released into the bloodstream and usually in the rise following exercise, trauma, and sleep. It aids in human development.

Significance of Growth Hormone

GH acts on numerous tissues throughout the body. It helps in stimulating growth of bone and cartilage in children and adolescents. For people of all ages, GH boosts protein production, utilizes fat in the body, interferes with the action of insulin, raises the blood sugar levels and also raises the levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1).

Why is GH important?

HGH is of vital importance to the human body.  Less or more levels of GH disturb the overall hormonal balance of a person. It helps in stimulating the immune system, increases calcium retention, stimulates the growth of internal organs (all except the brain), Helps in Fueling homeostatsis, Reduces the liver uptake of glucose, Increasing muscle mass and bone mineralization etc.

HGH also influences the body’s metabolism.  Regulation of Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate metabolism is maintained by the GH. Talk to your doctor to grab an understanding about the recommended cycle length for insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) cycle.

GH Deficiency

Research reveals that the GH raises its levels during childhood, peaks up during puberty and starts to wane from middle age. Few may develop a deficiency of this substance and the symptoms of it could be varying from droopy body posture, wrinkled skin, tired body and loss of energy, insomnia, depression, retarded growth etc

Effects on Health:

Growth Hormone is one of the powerful hormones in the body and it affects many functions. It helps in increasing the growth of the cells tissues and muscle cells as well as bone cells. When the levels of growth hormone are too high, it leads to many side effects like imbalances in the functions of body and metabolic functions. The growth and development is also affected.

Children – Deteriorated health conditions are commonly seen with the deficiency of GH in children affecting their normal growing process. Kids detected with low GH levels look short and retarded in height from others their age, look younger than their peers, happen to have delayed puberty etc.

Adults    – Adults could get worse by the fall of the HG. Osteoporosis in women is found to be accelerating in its seriousness with age and could be fatal if not taken care of. Also Obesity has been detected which in turn lowers the metabolism of the body and can be life threatening if not reversed with proper drugs. Diabetes and Heart diseases are also seen to rise for the ones with lessened levels of GH. HGH is also helps in strengthening of bones. It also helps is increasing sexual performance. It is also beneficial to kidney and heart health.

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