What are the negative effects of HGH?

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland that plays an important role in growth and development, especially during childhood and adolescence. However, there are some potential negative effects associated with HGH, particularly when it is used exogenously as a performance-enhancing drug or anti-aging treatment:

*Increased risk of mortality - One meta-analysis linked use to a 1.88 times higher risk of mortality from all causes. Researchers indicate more studies are still needed in this area. The side effects seem most common/severe when HGH is used at very high, non-physiological doses by athletes and bodybuilders or when it is used long-term at moderately high doses for anti-aging purposes. There also seem to be genetic differences in sensitivity where some people are predisposed to side effects at dosages that are well-tolerated in others. As with any hormone therapy, HGH effects can be highly variable between individuals. In therapeutic settings, side effects can often be minimized by using the lowest effective dose, monitoring health markers, and taking breaks from usage. But more research is still needed to definitively outline the impacts of long-term use for performance enhancement or anti-aging treatment. Anyone considering HGH should carefully weigh potential health risks versus possible benefits alongside their physician. Lifestyle changes like improved nutrition and more exercise may offer comparable anti-aging and performance benefits with less health risks. I aimed to provide an overview of some of the commonly reported side effects associated with exogenous HGH use and abuse while being mindful of the word count limit. Please let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!

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