Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Side Effects

The Clark Firm, LLP is investigating potential legal claims on behalf of anyone who used Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and developed serious side effects.

Need a Texas HGH Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by Human Growth Hormone (HGH), you should contact our lawyers immediately. We would like to speak with anyone who developed severe side effects of HGH.

HGH Side Effects

If adults or children use Human Growth Hormone (HGH) when they do not need growth hormones, serious side effects may occur. These side effects can also occur in people who have a medical condition that needs to be treated with HGH, including:

  • Type-2 diabetes
  • Abnormal growth of bones
  • Abnormal organ development (heart, kidneys, and liver)
  • High blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Nerve, muscle, or joint pain
  • Swelling due to fluid in the body’s tissues (edema)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Gynecomastia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Colorectal cancer or colon polyps
  • Hypothyroidism

Common Side Effects

Common side effects of HGH, according to the Mayo Clinic:

  • Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles,” tingling
  • Dizziness
  • Ear infection or ear problems in patients with Turner’s syndrome
  • Nervousness
  • Pounding in the ears
  • Severe headache
  • Slow or fast heartbeat

HGH and Leukemia in Children

During the 1990s, leukemia was reported in a small number of children who were treated with Human Growth Hormone (HGH). However, more recent studies have found that the estimated incidence of leukemia is about 3 or 4 cases per 100,000 patients, which is similar to the general population. Researchers now believe there is no increased risk of leukemia from HGH unless the patient has an underlying predisposition.

HGH and Cancer

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) stimulates the liver and other organs to produce insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Both hormones can cause the proliferation of normal and malignant cells, which is why researchers are concerned that HGH side effects may include cancer.

Studies of animals have shown that high doses of HGH can cause malignant tumors. Studies in humans have also shown a potential risk of colorectal cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and more. According to a study published in Drug Safety in 2004:

“A recent follow-up of pituitary GH recipients has suggested an increase in colorectal cancer. In addition, follow-up of oncology patients has suggested an increase in second neoplasms in those who also received GH therapy.”

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