The Truth About Growth Hormone?
Human Growth Hormone stimulates growth in children and teens, and helps to maintain muscle mass and bone strength throughout life.
In this way, it really should be described as “Human Repair Hormone.” True, it is fundamental for “growth” in children and teens, but after that, it is still regularly produced by your body, and is essential to the way your body heals and repairs itself.
Watch the video below, as Dr. Gaines discusses the truth and misconceptions about HGH with former Miami Dolphins star, Jimmy Cefalo.
It is normal for HGH production to decrease over time, and levels to drop significantly in middle age and beyond. This prompted researchers to speculate that low HGH levels could be responsible for some of the weakness, fatigue, and lack of vitality that we experience as we age.
HGH and Age Management
With the successful use of HGH injections in those suffering clinical HGH deficiency, those of us in the field of age-management felt it stood to reason, that
Growth Hormone replacement therapy could also be helpful in replenishing what age takes away.
Your body produces less and less human growth hormone as you age. It declines at a rate of about 2%-4% a year. A 20-year-old man makes about 800 micrograms of HGH every day, while an 80-year-old man produces about 60 micrograms each day.
That is a significant drop which can contribute to fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass and bone density, poor sleep, and sexual issues.
In 1991, the New England Journal of Medicine published one of the first studies to test the effects of HGH injections on aging. The study was conducted using elderly men. Lead researcher on the study,Dr. Daniel Rudman, concluded,
“We reversed 10 to 20 years of the aging process. We saw fat diminished, muscle tissue increased, and better bone density.”
Patients in this and later studies, also reported a “general feeling of better health,” as evidenced by quality of life scores.
Who Should Consider HGH Replacement Therapy?
Like any hormone replacement therapy, HGH replacement therapy is not without its risks and controversies. There have been side effects reported with the use of HGH, such as joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and an increased risk of diabetes.
However it is important to point out that such side-effects usually occurred with people who were abusing HGH, and/or having it administered by unqualified professionals, or having obtained it from disreputable sources.
Which is all the more reason why anyone over 40 who is experiencing symptoms that may be related to low HGH – fatigue, weight gain, sleep disruption – seek the advice of qualified medical professionals who are experienced with the symptoms of low HGH, and the proper administration of Human Growth Hormones.
Only through proper analysis and diagnostics, can doctors get at the root of your aging issues, and then prescribe the most effective treatments for your individual needs and lifestyle, which may, or may not, include HGH replacement.
Human Growth Hormone is just one way that age-management professionals have to give you back, what age takes away. Every day we are discovering new and innovative ways to renew your vitality.