Human Growth Hormone and PRP – Two Therapies, One Goal.
As an age-management physician I use two very promising therapies to help my patients achieve peak performance, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). They are two different therapies with one goal — the growth, or regrowth of healthy new cells. They are part of a new and emerging science of cellular, or regenerative medicine.
Like many other practices used in age management, both the use of HGH and PRP, have their origins in treating damaged tissue, most often as the results of sports related injuries. While HGH has recently been banned as “performance enhancing substance” in many professional sports, it has a great track record of healing sports related injuries, particularly when combined with PRP. Orthopedists, and age-management professionals such as myself, continue to use it that way in non-professional athletes where use of HGH is not an issue. Remember, the ban of HGH in pro sports has nothing to do with safety, but actually speaks to its benefits, since its use is seen as giving pros an unfair advantage.
Basically, the goal of all such regenerative therapies generally, and HGH and PRP specifically, is to stimulate your body’s own healing processes to repair and replace weak and damaged cells with healthy new ones.
In the case of orthopedic or joint injuries, both HGH and PRP have been used in this way to stimulate the growth and repair of connective tissue, muscle and collagen to effectively treat injuries involving tendons, ligaments and cartilage. These therapies have been found to reduce inflammation, leave little or no scarring, and help many a sports-star get back in the game quicker.
With this proven understanding of how the growth factors within HGH and PRP stimulate the repair and regeneration of tissue, both therapies are now being used not only in the treatment of injuries, but also to repair the ravages of aging in procedures ranging from aesthetics to sexual wellness.
Human Growth Hormone is what stimulates growth in children and teens, and helps to maintain muscle mass and bone strength throughout your life. Despite the need for its continued presence, HGH production does decrease over time. Levels begin to drop most significantly as you reach middle age.
Your body produces less and less human growth hormone as you age. It declines at a rate of about 2%-4% a year. Over time, that is a significant drop which can contribute to fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass and bone density, poor sleep, and sexual issues. This reduction in the production and release of HGH is what ultimately begins the steady decline and cellular death we think of as “aging.”
There are many benefits to reestablishing your body’s level of HGH through HGH therapies.
- Rejuvenates every cell in the body
- Aids fat loss and muscle gain
- Helps the body heal faster
- Boosts energy to youthful levels
- Improves quantity and quality of life
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is made from your own blood, using a centrifuge to create a concentrated fluid rich in platelets, growth factors and undifferentiated stem cells. This concentrate is then injected into an injury site, or used in any procedure where increased blood flow, or regeneration of tissue is the goal.
Barely a week goes by now, without seeing another headline about a sports celebrity using PRP to heal faster and get back in his or her game.
In age management procedures, PRP has been used for facial rejuvenation, and more recently, as a safe and effective treatment for sexual wellness. My own proprietary male enchantment procedure, the Gains Enhancement is based on PRP, and is the only non-surgical male enhancement procedure that is guaranteed to deliver both a treatment for erectile dysfunction, and increased penis size.
For women, we use PRP in the O-shot, which has been found in clinical trials to be an effective treatment for all forms of female sexual dysfunction.
Do you look and feel the way you did in your 20s or 30s?
Would you be willing to use HGH or PRP to look and feel younger?
Have you, or has anyone you know tried either therapy? What were the results?
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