HGH injections are synthetic versions of the natural human growth hormone (HGH) that is produced by the pituitary gland. HGH injections are used medically to treat growth hormone deficiency in children and adults and may also be prescribed for other conditions such as short bowel syndrome, muscle wasting due to HIV/AIDS, and Prader-Willi syndrome.
When HGH injections are administered, they can stimulate the growth of bone, muscle, and other tissues in the body, leading to an increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat. HGH injections can also increase bone density, improve exercise capacity and performance, and enhance immune function. In children with growth hormone deficiency, HGH injections can promote growth and development.
However, HGH injections can also have side effects, particularly when used at higher doses than prescribed. These side effects may include:
- Joint pain and swelling
- Edema (swelling caused by excess fluid in the tissues)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Increased insulin resistance
- Acromegaly (a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of bones and soft tissues)
- Enlargement of the heart and other organs
- Increased risk of diabetes and other health problems.
For these reasons, it is important that HGH injections be used only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider and in accordance with the recommended dosage and administration instructions.