What Is HGH Testing?
If you are feeling weak and tired, you may benefit from HGH Testing.
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a critical hormone to many bodily functions. It is normal for your growth hormone levels to decline as you age. However, if your levels are so low, that it is having a negative impact on your life, HGH testing may be required to evaluate your levels, and check for adult growth hormone deficiency.
When Should I Have My Growth Hormone Level Tested?
If you are over 35 and experiencing any of the following, you should consider having your HGH levels tested.
There are many signs and symptoms of growth hormone deficiency. These can include:
- Changes in memory, processing speed and attention
- Lack of well-being
- Lack of strength
- Decreased muscle mass
- Decreased bone density
- Impaired cardiac function
- Irregular sleep
- Sexual health issues
But the only way to be diagnosed with any kind of hormone deficiency is with through specific hormone testing. There are various ways to test your HGH levels. After taking a complete medical history, and basic physical exam, your doctor will take some blood and order a lab test for your HGH levels. The type of HGH test may vary depending on your age, weight, and other factors. However, the quickest and most common way to test for HGH deficiency is to measure the amount of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) circulating in the blood. A value below 200 is generally considered to be indicative of being growth hormone deficient.
Related HGH Article: How Does Aging Affect Growth Hormone Production?
Who Provides HGH Testing?
HGH testing should only be conducted by a skilled and qualified physician who specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of hormone imbalances. If the results of your HGH test indicate that you have below normal levels of HGH, you may be prescribed hormone replacement therapy.
Real growth hormone is only available with a doctor’s prescription. It is against the law to dispense growth hormone any other way. Any product that claims to be growth hormone, and you can purchase online or in a vitamin store, cannot legally contain any human growth hormone.
If you are a man or women, between the ages of 35 – 55, and are feeling sluggish, tired and depressed, if you are putting on weight and failing to build lean muscle, despite exercising and dieting, it is good chance that your HGH levels are below normal.
What many patients fail to realize is that growth hormone is only one of about dozens of hormones, which are all critical to your optimal health. You really cannot, and should not, test for HGH, and ignore related hormones. If you have an HGH deficiency, the chances are your levels of other critical hormones, such as testosterone, will be low as well.
However the only way to know, is to get a clear picture through professional HGH testing.
Why not contact us today, and make an appointment for an evaluation, and to potentially have your HGH and all of your hormone levels tested for proper levels and balance.