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Does HGH Helps Crohn’s Disease?

Last Updated on by James Jackson

HGH or the human growth hormone has gained a lot of attention recently as an anti aging treatment; however, it has many other uses and one of those is in the treatment of Crohn’s disease.

Alfred E Slonim Crohn’s Study

A study done by  Alfred E. Slonim, showed that HGH might be beneficial in treating patients with chronic Crohn’s Disease.  The study showed that 74% of the patients had an improved score and all of those taking prednisolone were able to reduce or discontinue the dosage.

Doug Wilmore Digestive Tract Study

Studies conducted by Doug Wilmore, M.D. and his associates at Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston show the efficiency of HGH injections when combined with the amino acid L-Glutamine in the regeneration of the digestive tract in patients suffering with short bowel syndrome. Before the therapy, the digestive tracts of the patients were unable to digest food, as a result, these patients had to be fed intravenously.

After therapy, these patients were able to not only eat solid food but also effectively absorb nutrients. This work holds great promise for the number of people with Crohn’s disease and colitis – typically, these diseases continue to worsen with the standard medical protocols.

This indicates another way that HGH works to reverse the aging process, by turning back the clock on the digestive system. As we age the nutrients, we absorb decreases because the lining of the digestive tract the thinning begins to thin. The permeability of the digestive tract lining is directly linked directly to the onset of an assortment of illnesses. When a patient suffers from a very thin digestive tract, their doctor may tell them they have Leaky Gut Syndrome, which is a condition that can lead to a number of autoimmune diseases including allergies, rheumatism, and arthritis.

North Shore University Hospital Crohn’s Study

Printed to the N Engl J Med. 2000 Jun 1;342(22):1664-6.  A preliminary study of HGH for Crohn’s disease was conducted by Slonim AE, Bulone L, Damore MB, Goldberg T, Wingertzahn MA, McKinley MJ. From the Department of Pediatrics, North Shore University Hospital and New York University School of Medicine, Manhasset 11030, USA.

This study looked at Crohn’s disease, evaluating whether the administration of HGH (somatropin) in combination with a high-protein diet would improve disease symptoms.

They randomly assigned 37 adults suffering from moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease that was active, to 4 months of self-administered HGH injections with a loading dose, 5 mg per day subcutaneously for one week, then followed by a maintenance dose of 1.5 mg per day, or placebo.

Patients were instructed to increase their intake of protein to at least 2 grams per kilogram of body weight per day. Throughout the study, the patients were under the care of their regular physicians and received other medications for Crohn’s disease. This preliminary study concluded that HGH may be a helpful treatment for Crohn’s disease.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conclusion

The bottom line – Studies are showing that the use of human growth hormone (HGH) to treat Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or other digestive conditions led to fewer symptoms in just one month and those benefits continued.

1 Response to Does HGH Helps Crohn’s Disease?

  1. Scott Cole says:

    My 12 year old son has ulcerative coliltis. I am very interested in any information and/or studies with regards to growth hormone as a treatment for the disease. Also, any information regarding growth hormone treatments used to address the lack of his growth/development due to the disease and/or treatments for his disease.

    I live in Albuquerque, NM. Unfortunately, there are no pediatric GI doctors in our state. We have temp. doctors who travel from other parts of the U.S., but the care he gets is minimal due to their lack of knowledge (and lack of caring), for a patient with whom they will see for a short period of time.

    Any information you can provide to help my son with his condition will be greatly appreciated.

    My name is Scott Cole, and I can be contacted at alphasep1@aol.com

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