Injections of human growth hormone come with a lot of negative consequence. HGH side effects are thought to occur for two reasons. The first is that the hormone that is injected is synthetically produced and not exactly chemically identical to your natural human growth hormone. The second reason HGH side effects occur is that doctors have yet to find the ideal amount to reap the most benefits while keeping negative effects to a minimum; the ideal amount will most likely vary from person to person.
There are a variety of negative HGH side effects, the most common being joint pain. Often, this joint pain develops into arthritis, and HGH injections tend to exacerbate existing arthritis in patients. Fluid retention is also a quite common, if not the most common of HGH side effects.
For those who have diabetes, either type one or type two, HGH injections can be dangerous. There are a few reasons that even borderline diabetics and people with a family history of diabetes should be wary of HGH side effects of this nature. For one, HGH sometimes raises blood sugar levels substantially. More importantly, HGH has an effect on insulin production and your brain's ability to read your levels of insulin. This is due to the fact that HGH injections make your body produce more IGF-1, which stands for insulin-like growth factor 1.
Using HGH injections excessively can lead to liver damage, because IGF-1 is excreted from the liver. If it has been relatively inactive for an extended period of time a sudden jolt can be too much for it to handle; imagine going from spending an entire day on the couch overeating then suddenly doing a four hundred meter sprint, you could pull something or overexert yourself. Live damage is one of the most common of the serious HGH side effects.
The most severe of HGH side effects is acromegaly. Commonly referred to as gigantism, it can strike in middle age and usually occurs as one of the HGH side effects when people use HGH injections in excess. Acromegaly can be described as an enlargement of body parts and/or irregular growth of bones and cartilage. This condition can also result in an enlarged heart, which is irreversible despite discontinuing HGH treatment. In some cases this condition leads to premature death.
To avoid HGH side effects yet still take advantage of its anti aging or bodybuilding applications there is another option. Rather than receive injections of synthetically producer hormones you can take supplements that stimulate the brain to produce more of your own HGH naturally. While the effects are no felt as quickly using these supplements, called secretagogues, is infinitely safer than the injections. Because you are producing your own natural HGH specifically made for your body there are no negative side effects at all, and best of all it is available without a prescription. The supplements are also a fraction of the price, and by far the better choice.