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

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Research on Astaxanthin Demonstrates Significant Whole Body Benefits

Humans have three times more brown body fat

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

 
Print Page
Email Article

Can the use of growth hormone reduce the postoperative fatigue syndrome?

  [ 37 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • January 12, 1996


Convalescence after surgery is characterized by a period of fatigue
(POF). If we assume that the POF syndrome has a
multifactorial etiology, it is clear that the aim of
therapeutic measures should be to reduce the response to
surgical stress. The purpose of the present study was to
determine if administering exogenous human growth hormone
(hGH) can prevent the development or reduce the duration of
the POF. We carried out a placebo-controlled randomized
double-blind trial with 48 patientsafter elective
cholecystectomy (placebo, or control group, n =26;
hGH-treated group, n = 22). Eligibility criteria were strict
so as to introduce as few variables as possible. The results
obtained in the study show that for moderate surgical injury
(cholecystectomy in metabolically healthy subjects) the
administering of low doses of hGH (8 IU/day) minimized the POF
syndrome (Christensen score). Furthermore, a positive
nitrogen balance was achieved in the hGH-treated group during
the postoperative period from the first 24 hours onward. This
finding correlates with the significant increase in serum
levels of hGH(p < 0.05) and insulin-like growth factor 1
(IGF-1) (p < 0.001).On the other hand, anthropometric
measurements in the hGH-treated group revealed a slight but
continuous decrease in body weight and thickness of the
triceps skinfold; however, arm muscle circumference did not
significantly change during the postoperative period. These
findings are related to the effectsof the application of
exogenous growth hormone, which preserves or increases lean
body mass and reduces adipose tissue mass. The serum
transferrin level proved to be a reliable biochemical
indicator of POF.

Vara-Thorbeck R, Guerrero JA, Ruiz-Requena E, Garcia-Carriazo M




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Vitamin D3 Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More
Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map