The human body produces various hormones for our overall wellbeing. One particular hormone is the human growth hormone which is produced by the master gland called pituitary gland. The human growth hormone is essential for a normal growth in children and maintaining an overall wellbeing during adulthood.
However, there are cases when an individual’s pituitary gland cannot produce the right amount of human growth hormone and can result in growth hormone deficiencies. Such deficiencies are not only limited to children but also affects many adults. This is because the production of human growth hormone significantly decreases as we reach the age of 30. Fortunately, the advancement of medical technology has given treatment to growth hormone deficient individuals.
Genotropin is a man-made replica of the human growth hormone which is manufactured and produced by the American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. It has proven to help treat many patients with growth hormone deficiency, both children, and adults and help in increasing their quality of life.
Genotropin has so many benefits and positive effects in the body such as:
- Stimulates growth in children
- Improved cognitive function
- More endurance
- Increases nails and hair growth
- Help prevent erectile dysfunction
- Reduces risk of obesity
- Better mood
- Lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
- Better, Deeper sleep
- Improves blood pressure
- Faster cell regeneration
- Tissue regeneration
- Boost immune system
- Stronger Bones
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Higher energy levels
- Decreases lethargy and fatigue
- Higher libido
- Improved sexual performance
- Faster recovery after workouts
- Promotes fat burning or lipolysis
- Boosts synthesis of protein for muscle growth
- Reduces wrinkles
- Better, glowing skin
- Decreases depression
- Reduces muscle and joint pains related to aging
Genotropin’s Approved Uses are:
- Replacement therapy
(Genotropin treatment is only indicated in limited circumstances and is required to be monitored frequently because of the severity and frequency of side effects.)
Genotropin is primarily used as a replacement therapy for adults suffering in growth hormone deficiency of either adult-onset (typically a result of pituitary tumor or damage to the pituitary gland) or childhood onset.
- Human growth hormone deficiencies in children
Genotropin is used to treat children who experience slow growth or children who do not produce enough human growth hormone on their own in order to have a normal growth.
- Other Approved Uses
Genotropin is used to treat certain conditions in children that are not related to growth hormone deficiencies but somehow became short in stature. Examples of this certain conditions that are treated with Genotropin are:
- Severe Idiopathic short stature: refers to an extremely short stature without diagnostic explanation after a normal growth evaluation
- Intrauterine growth restriction: refers to a certain condition where an unborn baby is unusually small than it should be because of not growing properly at a normal rate inside the mother’s womb.
- Prader-Willi Syndrome: a genetic condition that resulted in the function loss of certain genes.
- Chronic Renal Failure: now called as chronic kidney disease refers to the gradual loss of kidney functions.
- Turner Syndrome: a chromosomal condition where a female is completely or partly missing an X chromosome and affects growth and development.
- Noonan Syndrome: an autosomal dominant congenital disease that causes malformations of bones of the rib cage, developmental delays, bleeding problems, heart defects, short stature and unusual facial characteristics.
- Muscle-wasting disease that is associated with AIDS or HIV
- Short Bowel syndrome refers to a condition where nutrients are not properly absorbed by the body because of a surgical removal of the small intestine or other serious intestinal disease.
However, in such cases, a high dose of Genotropin is usually required in order to produce significant growth acceleration and normal blood levels.
Side Effects of Genotropin
However, before you look for these HGH for sale in the market, better look for the possible side effects. Genotropin does have some great benefits in the human body and can help treat conditions of short stature, using it beyond the appropriate dose will render negative effects on an individual. Certain side effects include:
- Internal Organ’s Abnormal Growth
- Muscle Aches
- Edema or swelling caused by the fluid in the body’s tissue
- Swelling of the feet and hands
- Recurring Headaches
- Joint discomfort
- High levels of cholesterol
- Vision Problems
- Numbness and tingling sensation in the skin
- Arthritis-like syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Acromegaly (refers to a condition were bones particularly in the face, feet and hands thickens and overgrow)
- Increase risk of heart disease and high blood
- Skin dryness and itchiness
Moreover, there are some people with certain conditions who are advised not to take Genotropin injection. They include those who suffer from:
- Severe breathing problems
- Serious illnesses