When any person whether they be a man or woman begins to lose their hair, they often grasp at any new idea that claims to prevent hair loss.
Unfortunately, there are few proven methods of preventing hair loss and restoring new hair growth. It is very understandable that hair loss is so devastating since the appearance of a person can be drastically changed.
Actually, the most effective way to keep a healthy head of hair is to take good care of it before it begins to fall out. Avoid using hair styling tools and products that dry the hair shaft, causing it to become brittle and break off.
Hair products that clog the pores of the scalp can also cause the hair shaft to die, and this can cause premature hair loss.
The best idea is to use only hair products that clean and condition the hair naturally without leaving any residue on the scalp. Some hair loss is genetic, so no amount of prevention can change that.
There are some supplements that contain HGH, and they are advertised as able to promote the regrowth of hair on people who are experiencing severe hair loss.
These claims are not supported by scientific research, so the products are illegal and possibly dangerous because their manufacture is unregulated.
It seems reasonable that increasing the level of human growth hormone could result in regrowth of hair just as the supplement boosts energy, improves skin tone, improves the memory and increases the size and strength of muscles.
Unfortunately, research shows a condition called acromegaly is caused when the level of human growth hormone is increased artificially.
Some medications that are prescribed for this disease can cause hair loss, so using HGH to treat hair loss may actually result in more hair loss.
In addition, taking human growth hormone will affect other areas of the body, so it is impossible to take it as a treatment for hair loss only.
Also, since the hormone does not affect the systems of the body, it will not solve the hair loss problem completely. Considering the wide range of effects HGH has on the body, it should not be used to treat hair loss.
While many people view human growth hormone as a veritable fountain of youth, using the substance is not without risk.
HGH is an illegal Class C drug, and people are able to purchase it from foreign-based internet websites.
It may be counterfeit or even contaminated with harmful substances that have the potential to cause serious health issues or even death.
Since it is very expensive to get HGH injections from a physician, most people inject the hormone themselves without knowing for sure the substance they are injecting is safe.
HGH should be provided and administered by an edocrinologist who has the knowledge to correctly balance all the hormones in the body.
High levels of human growth hormone can cause swelling the soft tissues, lead to excessive growth of internal organs and abnormal growth of the feet, hands and face.
Additional health risks include blood clots, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiomyopathy and increased risk of cancer.
Another question that people often ask is whether or not human growth hormone can cause hair loss. The answer is a definite yes, but the resulting hair loss is referred to as “shedding” by proponents of the hormone.
The loss is purported to be temporary, and the hair will regrow once the hormone levels of the body have returned to their normal balance.
Thus, the temporary hair loss is not considered to be a big deal since it is not permanent and will regrow once the anabolic and hormonal levels of the body stabilize. Unfortunately, this regrowth will not include hair follicles that are already dead.
HGH is a hormone that is naturally produced in the pituitary gland, and is responsible for normal growth in children and teenagers.
Normal HGH levels in young people are necessary to regulate the growth of muscle and bone, metabolism of sugar and fat and regulating body composition.
Since human growth hormone decreases naturally as people age, there has been some speculation that products containing HGH could reverse normal deterioration of the body that comes on with age.
These ideas are not supported by research, so the FDA has not approved HGH for anti-aging purposes.