Bodybuilders have a positive experience with growth hormone, say that the accumulated power and, especially, most of the muscles are preserved and after receiving the hormone. American physician Dr. William N. Taylor, confirms this in his book Anabolic steroids and athletes, where one can read.
The statements of athletes that reached the power and weight after taking hormone saved means more muscle cells (hyperplasia). In Essentially, strength and muscles can grow further after months, because thanks to the training they stimulated muscle hypertrophy carries over to the newly acquired muscle cells. The undesirable effect of growth hormones, the so-called side effects, this is a very interesting topic that is causing heated debate. First of all, it should be noted that growth hormone causes the side effects are not similar to those observed when taking anabolic / androgenic steroids such as.
Reducing its own testosterone production, acne, hair loss, aggressiveness, elevated estrogen level, the phenomenon of virilization in women reinforced water and salt retention, etc. There are two main problems. The first is the possible lack of sugar in the blood, and the second, the possible hypothyroidism, so it can not be used for diabetes and thyroid disorders. In very rare cases, there is the formation of antibodies in a few months after the initiation of growth hormone.
What about the horror stories about acromegaly, bone deformation increase in heart problems with various organs, gigantism, and early death?. To answer this, it is necessary to draw a distinction between taking hormones in the pre - and poslepubertanny periods. Growth is possible if a person is in dopubertannom period. After the bones of any possible gains by hypersecretion of endogenous growth hormones nor an excessive exogenous due to the influx of growth hormone.
People suffering from an endogenous hypersecretion in poslepubertanny period and finished with normal growth can occur acromegaly, ie bone becomes thicker, wider, but not longer. Sometimes there is some growth in the hands and feet, as well as an increase in facial features due to proliferation of the lower jaw and nose. Heart muscle and kidneys may increase in volume and weight, which sometimes can lead to diabetes and heart disease, which in theory could lead to death. In this and the media are speculating, they represent extreme cases with sick people as examples for scaring vdalblivanie athletes about what fate awaits them when taking growth hormones.
And yet it is so unlikely as the reality showed that these examples should not be taken into account. Among the many athletes taking growth hormone is relatively small two-meter with extended Neanderthal jaw and size 56 feet. To avoid misunderstandings, we do not want to mitigate the adverse effects occurring in healthy adults, but we want to try to explain what acromegaly, diabetes, myocardial hypertrophy, high blood pressure, increased kidney and liver may theoretically occur when excessive debt and taking growth hormone.