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How HGH and Fibromyalgia Are Connected | The Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia

How HGH and Fibromyalgia Are Connected


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Human growth hormone or HGH and fibromyalgia may be interrelated according to a number of studies. Determining the exact relationship between the two may provide relief to numerous patients who are currently searching for effective ways to manage and treat fibromyalgia.

There are around 3 - 5 million people in the United States who are currently suffering from fibromyalgia and the number will be much higher when world statistics are added to the totals.

Because many people are suffering from this condition, there is a lot of research that is aimed at pinpointing the factor or factors that lead to the development of fibromyalgia. In the past, the ailment had been mistaken as a varied form of rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue.

However, since there are differences in symptoms and nature to other conditions, it has been established that fibromyalgia should be considered an independent condition.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic or long-term condition where the patient experiences severe and traumatic pain in several areas of the body, particularly the joints and the musculoskeletal areas of the body. Fibromyalgia generally affects adults, and is more common in women than in men. The ailment is not life-threatening, but the pain can be really debilitating and progressive.

Other common symptoms of the condition include headaches, fatigue, insomnia and inability to concentrate (brain fog).Fibromyalgia patients often find that many areas of their lives are strongly affected by the onset of the condition. It can lead to some people having to give up their jobs, relationship problems and depression.

HGH and the link to fibromyalgia

HGH is a hormone produced by the body’s pituitary glands. All people have HGH in their bloodstream. However, the level of HGH differs from one person to another, considering age, gender and inherent features.

HGH is the hormone that regulates growth in people. It is at highest in young people, particularly children and adolescents who are growing rapidly in height and weight. As people mature, HGH levels naturally slows which is why your height doesn’t change as you get older.

HGH is also responsible for the repair and development of muscle fibers, which is why older people experience general aches and pains that are put down to ‘old age’.

A number of the symptoms caused by a deficiency of HGH are similar to symptoms experienced by fibromyalgia sufferers:

Poor general health
Reduced energy
Diminished cognition
Mood imbalances and/or depression
Intolerance to the cold

A placebo double blind study of 50 fibromyalgia patients was conducted over a 9-month period, where some of the participants were given GH injections and the others a placebo.

The group who received the GH injections noted significant improvements by the end of the 9-month trial, whereas the participants receiving the placebo reported no change. For most of the GH injection group it took about 6 months to start to see improvements and when the trial finished their symptoms reverted within 1 – 3 months. 

Human Growth treatments can be really expensive and your insurance may not cover the cost. If you want to learn more about HGH and fibromyalgia then speak to you doctor. There are a number of side effects with HGH therapy, which include: hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hypertension, impaired thyroid function, diabetes and enlargement of the heart or kidneys.

If you haven’t already done so you can grab your free copy of the free fibromyalgia newsletter and discover more about HGH and Fibromyalgia as well as other natural options.

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3 Responses

  1. Christy Simonds
    November 2nd, 2007 | 2:56 pm

    I am begining to believe that hormones have a very big part of fibromyalgia. My complete hystorectomy brought about many changes in my body. Including the onset of fibromyalgia, I don’t think it was the only reason for the onset but one of many. After several years of dealing with fibro, I began to notice I felt worse after eating highly processed foods, beef and pork. I’ve tried to adjust my diet to more natural product, it’s very difficult given the amount of chemicals and hormones in our meats and foods. I have to say I’ve noticed a big difference. It’s in no way a cure, but staying away from the beef and pork has made a big difference. I realize there are many different hormones, but it seems there is a deffinate link.

  2. ANGELA SILLINCE
    November 7th, 2007 | 3:52 pm

    I also have had a hysterectomy at the age of 29, since then i have been on hormone replacement therapy.Two years ago,when all the fuss about HRT and breast cancer was in the news, i came off the HRT,within two months, i was suffering with pains in my shoulders and arms,so bad at one time that the doctor thought i was having a heart attack.luckily this was not the case and I was sent home with some pain medication.and a diagnosis of a frozen shoulder.However,the pains continued and i was getting hardly any sleep,mood swings,feelings of exhaustion and getting very depressed because i didn’t know what was happenning to me.
    I went back to my GP and he sent me to see a specialist at my local hospital.After tests,I was told i had fibromyalgia and it was such a relief to know that i wasn’t going mad and that there was a problem.
    Now I am learning to cope with this with a lot of support from the hospital and my GP.
    I also think that this illness is linked to hormonal imbalance.

  3. dave hardy
    November 8th, 2007 | 2:46 am

    what about hgh promoting supplements?

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