Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Olympics

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about performance enhancing drugs and athletics, especially the Olympics.

What are the risks of taking GH or HGH?

The long-term risks of using GH or HGH include diabetes, joint and muscle pain, increased HDL levels in the blood, osteoporosis, hypertension and overgrowth of tissues.

Source: Corinne Lyons, MA, AT, CSCS, Premier Health Sports Medicine, Upper Valley Medical Center; World Anti-Doping Agency, US Anti-Doping Agency