If ever there was a miracle hormone in the human body, it would certainly have to be the Human Growth Hormone. This growth hormone is commonly referred to as HGH. HGH is produced by the pituitary gland and can affect everything in the body from height to fertility. HGH in the simplest manner can best be described by its use or function to various body parts and functions. Here are two examples.
- For individuals suffering with a short stature or poor growth, HGH is a growth stimulant. HGH stimulates the body to increase the individual’s height according to age and weight variables. This may be done over a long period of time requiring ongoing medical intervention and supervision.
- Turner’s syndrome- is a female related genetic chromosome disorder. The affected female can easily be identified by a simple blood test. The HGH in this case would be defined as a needed and necessary intervention and hormone replacement therapy that will allow the female to begin sexual development. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, this development includes areas such as puberty, hair growth, menstruation and breast development.
While the above two examples only capture a piece of what HGH is and can do, it is a clear and concise picture of its importance. It is quite simply a growth hormone that can allow almost anything and everything in the human body to grow, mature and or develop in the manner in which it was intended to grow.