HGH Therapy is not for everyone. Individuals with specific medical diagnoses should avoid HGH therapy, and AAG health doctors only prescribe it after a comprehensive medical evaluation including a blood test to determine levels of HGH (human growth hormone). The goals of HGH treatment are to help treat AGHD (adult growth hormone deficiency), restore HGH / IGF-1 levels to upper normal range and improve quality of life.
HGH Human Growth Hormone is becoming an important treatment for managing low hormone levels and the resulting aging process. The unique medical term for HGH is “Somatotrpin” or “Somatropin”. Human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and is the hormone that simulates growth, cell regeneration, healing and repair. Levels of HGH naturally decline as a person ages and as an individual approaches middle age a person can have lower HGH levels than is normal.
Effects and Symptoms of Low HGH Levels in Adults.
Adults with low levels of HGH may have the following symptoms:
- Low energy, decreased stamina and endurance
- Extreme tiredness, fatigue or exhaustion
- A weak heart rate; decreased heart health
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Loss of muscle, muscle tone and figure
- Weight gain, especially in the mid-secton
- Inability to lose weight despite exercise
- Decreases libido or lower sex drive
- Decreased bone strength or density
- Low blood sugar / adult diabetes
- Problems sleeping such as insomnia
- Depression, irritability, moodiness
- Noticeable problems with memory
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Dry, weathered, thinner skin
Low levels of HGH are normally associated with menopause in women and andropause in men, however HGH deficiency can also be associated with other medical conditions and chronic diseases like a weakened immune system, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, hair loss and slow wound healing. If your physician suspects that you may have low HGH, you should be referred to a hormone doctor or endocrinologist for testing and evaluation.
Only a licensed physician can prescribe injectable HGH for growth hormone replacement therapy after determining an HGH deficiency due to menopause or male menopaue (andropause) or hormone-related illness. A specialty Human Growth Hormone doctor has experience diagnosing a hormone imbalance through comprehensive lab testing and properly evaluating patients for bio-identical hormone replacment with injectable HGH.
HGH Deficiency Diagnosis. When diagnosed with human growth hormone deficiency, your doctor will administer an injectable form of the human growth hormone. The hormone somatropin HGH for injection with brand names like Humatrope, Norditropin, Genotropin or Tev-Tropin may be prescribed by your doctor and the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has approved HGH hormone injections for this purpose.
After thorough testing and medical consulation determining the medical need for HGH replacement therapy, the doctor will prepare an HGH treatment plan with injectable human growth hormone tailored to your needs and give you a shot into the fatty tissue under your skin. There are also self-administered HGH programs supervised by your physician.
Testosterone – Testosterone Therapy and HCG – HCG Therapy may also be prescribed by your doctor to complement the HGH therapy program. HCG hormone treatment can help boost testosterone levels and is used along with testosterone injections to increase low testosterone levels.