Activate Now
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

For veterans with Gulf War Illness, an explanation for the unexplainable symptoms

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

SURVEY: Has Your Illness Affected What You Eat?

DePaul Study Recruiting Participants

Recent Research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: Effe...

Cocoa flavanols lower blood pressure and increase blood vessel function in healthy people

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil Associated with Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Chemical exposure linked to rising diabetes, obesity risk

Researchers find 'dormant' parasite cysts are actually quite active

Resveratrol impacts Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Print Page
Email Article

Should Fibromyalgia Patients Be Treated with Growth Hormone?

  [ 17 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ] • April 18, 2013

GH/IGF1 axis disturbances in the fibromyalgia syndrome: is there a rationale for GH treatment?

By G. Cuatrecasas, C. Alegre and F.F. Casanueva


Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a frequent idiopathic condition in which patients experience intense pain in specific tender points, profound fatigue and sleep disturbances.

Although pain had not account so far in growth hormone deficiency syndrome (GHD) description, symptoms of FMS are very similar; and there is strong evidence of decreased GH secretion at least in a subset of FMS patients. Is there an overlap of the two diseases?

A systematic Medline/Embase search for preliminary proof-of-concept trials, but also larger placebo-controlled studies, have shown that GH replacement in low-IGF1 patients can significantly improve some symptoms of FMS and quality of life, suggesting a direct causal effect of GH deficiency. Despite the use of relatively high doses of GH in these patients, treatment seems to be well tolerated.

Several mechanisms of action for GH in FMS relief have been suggested, including both central modulation of pain and peripheral musculo-tendinous effects, as already described in classic GHD.

Source: Pituitary, April 9, 2013. By G. Cuatrecasas, C. Alegre and F.F. Casanueva. Endocrinology Department, CPEN S.L, CM Teknon and Clinica Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain,

Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

GH for FMS
Posted by: KerryK
Apr 19, 2013
I understand growth hormone is quite scarce and therefore very expensive. So, it is hard to see how it will ever be widely used to treat FMS since it is not a life threatening condition. Maybe a few of the wealthier patients will get it, but not most of us.
Reply Reply
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia & Lyme Disease treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More
Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS
Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera
Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Causes
Fibromyalgia Treatments
Fibromyalgia Diet
Fibromyalgia Medications
M.E. & CFS
What is M.E./CFS?
M.E./CFS Diagnosis
M.E./CFS Symptoms
M.E./CFS Causes
M.E./CFS Treatments
M.E./CFS Diet
M.E./CFS Medications
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Lyme Disease Causes
Lyme Disease Treatments
Lyme Disease Diet
Lyme Disease Medications
M.E. & CFS
Lyme Disease
General Health
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing