Teenagers and "Human Growth Hormone" (HGH)?

Answer Your height is very normal and you will probably peak at 5'9 at 18 or even taller with a growth spurt.HGH is intended for dwarfs or midgets whose pituitary gland is not secreting enough HGH. If yo... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Teenagers and "Human Growth Hormone" (HGH)

What is human growth hormone?

Human growth hormone (HGH) has been brought to the limelight with its use by athletes in professional sports. Although HGH has taken a public beating, it does have physical benefits if administered... Read More »

Is Human Growth Hormone a Steroid?

Some hormones are steroids, but human growth hormone (hGH) isn't one of them. This naturally occurring substance regulates height and body growth, but apparently has no affect on athletic performan... Read More »

Why is human growth hormone illegal?

Like steroids, human growth hormone is a popular drug for athletes to use as a performance aid. Because of the health consequences with their uses, growth hormone and steroids are illegal. However,... Read More »

What are the functions of the human growth hormone?

Hormones are chemical messengers that affect various processes in the body. The growth hormone is therefore important to normal body function.HIstoryIn 1966, the biochemist Choh Hao Li identified a... Read More »