Argumentative Essay_Priscilla Fossatti de Carvalho

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Running head: HGH TREATMENT FOR PERSONAL ENHANCEMENT 1 Priscilla Fossatti de Carvalho L5DRW Argumentative Essay Adverse Events of Human Growth Hormone Nowadays everybody wants to feel and look good, and also have more energy. Human growth hormone (HGH) treatments are an option for people who are looking for personal enhancement or for athletes who wants to improve their performance. However, a large number of people have started using this treatment without talking to doctors or knowing the risks that it offers. I strongly believe that there are other alternatives for people who want to feel better that don’t offers to many risks such as human growth hormone (GH) treatments, such as a healthy diet or including exercising activities in their routine, so I don’t support human growth hormone for personal enhancement. Vageesh S. Ayyar (2011) points out that the process of identifying HGH was protracted and hard. First of all, the GH was extracted from cadaveric pituitary glands and animals, and was used just in the most severe cases, such as people with hormone deficiency. Sometime later, with more sources available and the development of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH), the list of approved GH treatment raise significantly. Ayyar (2011) expresses that the rhGH treatments increase adult height in many conditions and looks like a safe therapy. However, there are still some controversial points about these treatments. Ayyar (2011) states that some studies
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