What is Growth hormone?
Growth hormone (abbreviated as GH or HGH), also known as somatotropin or somatropin, is a naturally occurring polypeptide produced by the pituitary gland. Somatropin, or human growth hormone, stimulates growth, cell regeneration, and cell reproduction. The effects of HGH on the body can be generally described as anabolic, or building up, as in the building of bone and muscle tissue.
In some individuals, though, growth hormone levels are lower than they should be, which can lead to a number of health problems. This is referred to as growth hormone deficiency, or GHD. The effects of GHD can vary depending on the age at which the deficiency occurs. According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, adults with GHD "tend to have a relative increase in fat mass and a relative decrease in muscle mass and, in many instances, decreased energy and quality of life."
Growth hormone deficiency may be responsible for a host of undesirable symptoms including;
- Low Sex Drive
- Impaired Sexual Function
- Fatigue – No Energy
- Loss of Strength
- Weight Gain
- Decreased Lean Muscle
- Decreased Bone Density
- Joint Aches
- Decreased Endurance
- Sleep Disturbances
- Depressed Feelings
- Increased Stress
Several studies involving patients with growth hormone deficiency have suggested a crucial role of HGH in both mental & emotional well-being, and in maintaining a high level of energy.
How can I increase my Growth Hormone levels?
The most common treatment for hormone deficiency is Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT. Restoring healthy hormone levels can help to ease many of the undesirable symptoms we may experience as we age. Apart from its vital role in building muscle mass and bone strength, HGH has also been shown to increase sex drive, increase mental acuity, and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Can’t I just buy HGH off the internet? A recent article on Doctor Oz’s website suggests that “People who purchase HGH illegally may be getting tainted or impure products, which are potentially dangerous.” Injecting human growth hormone, or any injectable medication, into your body should only be done under the direction of a doctor. The many horror stories of tainted drywall and poison pet food should be enough to deter people from trying to save a buck at the expense of their health.
Identifying a growth hormone deficiency (GHD) involves a diagnostic process which includes a GH Stimulation Test to see if your pituitary gland will release growth hormone when provoked. If a patient is found to have a deficiency, supplemental HGH can be prescribed. Various brands of growth hormone are used for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency. The most common are Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, Omnitrope, Saizen, Serostim, and Tev-tropin.
What are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Patients receiving HGH consistently report dramatic improvements in their sexual function, body composition, strength & endurance, and overall sense of well-being. Growth hormone not only fuels childhood growth, it also helps maintain tissues and organs throughout your life.
Benefits of Healthy Growth Hormone levels include,
- Increased Libido
- Improved Sexual Function
- Increased Energy & Endurance
- Increased Lean Muscle
- Reduced Body Fat
- Greater Strength & Stamina
- Increased Bone Density
- Better Sleep
- Less Stress
- Improved Mental Acuity
In the largest review of trials with HGH, it was demonstrated that long-term use of growth hormone resulted in patients losing weight, gaining lean body mass, and generally feeling better, as seen in quality of life scores.*
*No guarantee of specific results. Individual results may vary.
Finding the treatment that's right for you
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