Potential Side Effects

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Many studies have shown that the claims made about HGH use in adults without a deficiency are entirely unfounded. Moreover, those who take these supplements may experience some rather alarming and unwanted side effects. These include the following:

  • Swelling of the arms and legs
  • Enlargement of the organs
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects the hands and wrists
  • Gynecomastia, the enlargement of breast tissue
  • Increased growth of existing cancer

HGH has also been shown to affect cholesterol levels, increase risk for diabetes, and may contribute to heart disease.