If you are over the age of 40 and have 4 or more of the above symptoms, you are a strong candidate for growth hormone (HGH) replacement therapy. This can be confirmed by testing your blood serum levels of HGH and IGF1, a hormone associated with growth hormone.
The doctors at HGH Therapy are the world’s leading experts in HGH, testosterone, and andrenal fatigue therapy, with a more than a decade as the pioneers in male hormone management.
What Does Growth Hormone Do?
HGH has very specific benefits in men. It works with testosterone to provide energy, build muscle, and maintain a normal sex drive. It works with thyroid hormones to burn fat and maintain metabolic energy. Both HGH and thyroid hormones tend to be low in men with a BMI (ratio of fat to muscle) above 29%. It offset the effects of cortisol, the “stress hormone,” by working in conjunction with insulin, ghrelin, leptin, and cholecystokinin (CCK) to regulate appetite and metabolism. It also works in combination with melatonin to normalize sleep patterns.
HGH also has unique benefits related to the body’s ability to repair itself. For example, it promotes hair cell regeneration, which is why patients report new hair growth and thicker hair after several months of HGH therapy. It has the same effect upon skin and tissue cells, which is why patients have better healing and recovery after exercise and show a reversal of skin aging. Some patients report improved vision. HGH also lowers cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, increases bone density, and improves the immune system.
The much-publicized anti-aging benefits of growth hormone therapy are due to its ability to stimulate cell regeneration. HGH deficiency is directly correlated to increased cellular oxidation, which is one of the mechanisms of aging. HGH has been shown to have anti-oxidant effects, and it has been show to extend life span in lab animals, but increased longevity has not been studied in humans.
What Does Growth Hormone Not Do?
- Growth hormone will not increase height in adults over the age of 30
- Growth hormone does not cause cancer, but it will cause increased tumor growth if you already have cancer
- Growth hormone does not cause diabetes, but it can cause insulin resistance if doses are too high
- Growth hormone does not cause growth abnormalities, such as acromegaly, except at the extreme and prolonged doses seen in competitive bodybuilding
How Do I Start Growth Hormone Therapy?
The first step is to determine if you have a HGH deficiency. This is done with a blood test that measures HGH and IGF1 levels. If these come back within normal range, it does not rule out your candidacy for growth hormone therapy. HGH deficiency can be difficult to determine in some individuals. Additional tests, such as the insulin tolerance test (ITT) may be required. These tests are not usually done at first because they can have unpleasant side effects.
We can arrange for a phlebotomist to draw blood samples at your home or office. It usually takes 3 days to receive the results. The medical team will review your lab work and schedule an appointment to discuss whether or not treatment is needed, and if so, how treatment can proceed.
The cost of the GH/IGF1 test is $225. We usually recommend a complete blood panel, because low HGH is generally accompanied by other deficiencies, including low testosterone, which impact male endocrine balance and wellness. A patient care specialist give you these costs based on your age and quality of life scores.
Healthgains is under the umbrella of AAG Health and Wellness, the world leaders in hormone management for adults. As the pioneers in treating adult hormone deficiencies to achieve optimal wellness, we are uniquely qualified to help adults of all ages regain a rich, fuller, and more satisfying quality of life. To find out if you are a candidate for growth hormone replacement therapy, please call us at (866)-977-5816 or complete the contact form and a representative will get back to you.