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Growth hormone treatment helpful in Fibromyalgia
Saturday 24 September 2011
Growth Hormone Treatment Helpful in Fibromyalgia
Several earlier studies have shown that growth hormone (GH) deficiency is common in FMS — and that treatment with GH can be helpful. A new study adds more evidence.
In this placebo-controlled study of 120 fibromyalgia patients, daily GH injections were more effective than a placebo. After 12 months, 53% of patients no longer had the 11 tender points that are necessary for a diagnosis of FMS.
Although GH injections can be helpful, I rarely use them. I prefer to treat the underlying causes of hormone deficiency (hypothalamic/pituitary dysfunction) with SHINE. In addition, growth hormone is naturally increased by exercise, sex and sleep.
My concerns about using GH injections include:
Nonetheless, GH injections remain a valuable option if the standard SHINE protocol doesn't work.
The above originally appeared here.
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