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Posted by: Wyatte
Date: September 17, 2002 12:02 AM

I'm interested in taking Human Growth Hormone for a few key reasons and wanted your input. I have injuries (ligament and joint) that I hope it will assist in full recovery after surgury .I'm 40 so everything about my stamina and athletic ability are starting to slow. I've read many books and consulted with doctors regurding it's benefits including body building and it is my understanding that with controlled increased dosages the lean body mass and muscle growth can be incredible.

How long can I take HGH safely?
How much can I consume to reach the levels in my sport ?
Will it help in the repairs of my injuries?
What side effects are there that are dangerous ie diabetes, enlarged heart ect.?

Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: September 17, 2002 4:52 AM

Like any other hormone HGH is useful only if one is deficient, or at least not at optimal levels, in it. It should not be used as a substitute anabolic steroid, or even used with that mentality. Proper testing should be done to determine if you are deficient or not at optimal levels. If you are in need of it, it can be safely taken indefinitely at levels which are restorative. Level of consumption should be determined by blood tests for IGF-1 and there is no "one size fits all" dose level. At proper dosage there have been no ill effects reported, although prolonged overdosing will produce all the signs and symptoms of acromegaly. If you are deficient, yes it will help accelerate healing and if you are not deficient that effect would be minimal.

Posted by: Wyatte
Date: September 17, 2002 11:37 AM

I realize the amount of HGH consumed should only be enough to restore what is deficient however 3 times the normal perscribed dosage should give massive muscle growth. Is there anything that I should monitor or be aware of during this 12 month process? Also I'm not sure what Acromegaly is?

Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: September 17, 2002 1:57 PM

Acromegaly is the disease caused by excess HGH. I suggest you become an expert on it. It is also very important to use HGH "by the book" and under a doctor's supervision. You would be a fool, an absolute fool, to go off and dose yourself with what you think is "three times the recommended dose." There is no "recommended dose." HGH should be dosed according to lab results: IGF-1 levels. Find a doc.

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