HGH – Human Growth Hormone – Doctor's Analysis of Side Effects & Properties

A physician’s analysis of HGH aka Human Growth Hormone or somatreopleopin and its side effects and properties. HGH is often used for fat loss, and it is somewhat anabolic even though it’s not a steroid. However, there is concern it may increase cancer risk and cause diabetes. There is no data on long-term use of HGH, so in this video I take a look at the effects of diseases that cause low and high production of natural HGH, as well as anecdotal evidence I’ve seen in my practice, including many cases of cancer. If you are considering taking HGH or have taken it, please watch this video!

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02:59 – HISTORY
– Cadaver sourcing & “human mad cow disease”
05:04 – Men using pregnancy tests to detect fake HGH
07:06 – BENEFITS
07:31 – Fat loss / lipolysis (especially visceral fat)
07:53 – Anabolic (somewhat) throughout the body
08:40 – Carbohydrate metabolism (can be a risk)
09:19 – CNS, mood, one paradoxical study
10:23 – RISKS
– No data – what we learn from HGH overproduction diseases: heart disease & diabetes, shortened lifespan
12:00 – Cancer risk – Sloan Kettering doc’s opinion (13:16)
14:29 – Cancers I’ve seen in HGH users (many)
16:41 – HGH risks compared to steroid risks
17:31 – Polypharmacy: drugs used with HGH & their risks
19:37 – Case study: weakness from steroids, HGH, Metformin
21:31 – Can we learn about HGH from people who live the longest?

Stay Strong and Healthy,
Dr. O


As the Anabolic Doc, since 2003, I’ve provided men who are using or have used anabolic steroids a confidential, ethical and professional medical venue to discuss their use. I do NOT in any way support the use of any performance enhancing drugs – PEDs, anabolic steroid or other medicine for muscle building or body transformation. The “off-label” use of PEDs, as such agents is considered elicit and may lead to adverse health outcomes. Please consult an expert health professional regarding any medical agent and do NOT use any medicine without the explicit advice and supervision of an appropriate medical expert.

This video is for education and information only. This is not medical advice. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take illegal substances. Taking steroids can lead to serious health consequences.

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