People who have grown up with normal stature and without any defects in growth might not understand the challenges that people with short height and stature have to face.
We discuss a lot about our issues during our lives but we rarely think about how difficult it is for people with short stature to adjust in our societies. They lack confidence, it is hard for them to build relationships, marriage is a problem and many have trouble coming in front of the world to show their talents.
Thankfully, nature has provided us with a possible solution to this problem right within our bodies.
Scientists worked hard and came up with recombinant DNA technology that allows them to treat people with short stature now. The hormone used for treating short stature and growth problems in humans is human growth hormone, often abbreviated HGH.
This particular hormone is present in our brains and produced by the pituitary gland. Children who have a deficiency in this hormone often do not grow like normal children and it is generally realized by the age of 4 that their body growth has deficiencies. This deficiency is then overcome through human growth hormone therapy, also called HGH treatment.
HGH Therapy For Child Growth
HGH therapy has been the most effective method of overcoming the growth problems in children. Children who lack this hormone accept the external treatment very easily, according to reports. The duration of the therapy is not defined. It is often continued unless the child has stopped growing any further. Some people would continue with the treatment for life because it has other benefits as well.
The effects of human growth hormone therapy can usually be seen within a few weeks of the treatment. The child grows fast and shows signs of thinness due to quick growth. Side effects are very rare and not alarming in nature. Some very interesting details in this regard can be found if you enter the HGHT website.
During the therapy, growth hormone is given in the form of injections. Pills are often marketed on the internet but are not considered to be a reliable way of treating growth related problems. The injection can be given by the doctors or parents, or anyone taking care of the person who needs to be given the injection. In most cases, a caregiver or parent is the one who gives the injection because it needs to be given on a daily basis. Night time, usually the time when the person is ready to sleep, is considered best for maximum effectiveness of the therapy. At this time insulin is naturally low.
Adults also take these injections but not for the purpose of growth since they don’t have the deficiency of the hormone, as children do. However, the production of growth hormone starts to go down naturally with age, but that is not considered a deficiency.
In adults the human growth hormone injections are given for the purpose of regaining muscle strength, bone mass and vitality. People often experience being “energized” after taking these injections and this is why many marketers have falsely started to pitch growth hormone as an anti-aging miracle. Injections are often made on the buttocks, side of the belly, upper or inner thigh region or the back of the arm.