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Ageing Oz men splashing $15k a year on 'youth' fix.



Byline: ANI

Sydney, May 10 (ANI): An increasing number of middle-aged men are injecting human growth hormone human growth hormone (HGH): see growth hormone.  in a bid to fight old age, spending up to 15,000 dollars a year on a drug they believe is the fountain of youth Fountain of Youth

legendary fountain of eternal youth. [World Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 432]

See : Unattainability
.

Government guidelines state it should only be prescribed to kids with growth disorders and adults with severe hormone deficiencies.

However, an investigation has revealed that many anti-ageing clinics in Australia are flouting regulations by prescribing to people as young as 35 who want to look good, stay fit and boost their sex lives.

Most are men who use human growth hormone (HGH HGH, hGH human growth hormone.

HGH
abbr.
human growth hormone


hGH Human growth hormone. See Growth hormone.
) to improve fitness and energy levels, but leading specialists claim it can have serious side effects Side effects

Effects of a proposed project on other parts of the firm.
.

Black-market sales are also booming, with Australian Customs has reporting a four-fold increase in HGH seizures in the last year, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

While six pharmaceutical companies have refused to confirm figures, a senior industry source said HGH sales had soared during the past two years.

Ken Ho, chairman of the department of endocrinology at St Vincent's Hospital, said misuse increases the risk of cancer and diabetes as well as enlargement of the heart and elongation elongation, in astronomy, the angular distance between two points in the sky as measured from a third point. The elongation of a planet is usually measured as the angular distance from the sun to the planet as measured from the earth.  of the jaw.

Ho said anti-ageing clinics were "trying to sell an expectation that if you're 55 and you no longer have the body of a 21-year-old then you can reclaim former glories by taking these drugs ... but there is no hormone that can stop ageing." (ANI)

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