Growth Hormone Therapy for Adults

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 30th, 2023
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hCG-002It is common knowledge that once an individual reaches adulthood, their bodies will cease to continuing growing. However, that should not suggest that a fully developed adult body will no longer have a need for growth hormones. Growth hormones play a key role in maintaing healthy muscle mass, regulating the process of how our bodies collect fat, and the ratio of high density to low density lipoproteins in our cholesterol levels and bone density. In addition to these benefits, growth hormones are also essential for normal brain functioning. The treatment of Growth hormone therapy can be simply defined as a process in which physicians are medically prescribing the Growth Hormone (GH). It can be identified as a type of human hormone therapy. The pituitary gland secretes Growth Hormones and their main function is to stimulate the process in which cells grow and reproduce. In previous years, the process of capturing Growth Hormones was to simply just extract them from the pituitary gland. Today, the production of Growth Hormone is extremely common. There are an abundance of individuals who are prescribed Growth Hormone and all for multiple reasons.  However, it should come as no surprise that social and ethical controversies have surrounded the topic of Growth Hormone therapy for nearly half a century now.

hGH-002There are many telltale signs of having an adult growth hormone deficiency. The first of these signs is developing a higher level of body fat. This excess body is typically concentrated around one's mid-section. A second sign is changes in the make up of the blood cholesterol. People with adult growth hormone deficiency have higher than normal levels of low-density lipoproteins. They also tend to have higher triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are another type of fat that circulates in the blood and contributes to blocked blood vessels. Anxiety and depression are also common side effects among those with adult growth hormone deficiencies, as well as a decrease in sexual function and interest. They will feel as if they have less strength, stamina, and the inability to exercise without pausing to rest.

Semorlin-002Once a person is diagnosed as having an adult growth hormone deficiency, a physician will prescribe them with a regimen of growth hormone therapy. All Growth Hormone prescriptions that are used in various continents, other than our own, will always be found to be Human Growth Hormones.  The process of injecting Human Growth Hormones must be inserted into a muscle or tissue that sits under the skin. This way, the hormones can easily make their way into the patients bloodstream. . Luckily, insulin syringes make this process nearly painless and much less trying than it is typically anticipated. For adults who find themselves with Growth Hormone deficiencies, it is important for them to know that the replacement therapy will offer them a great deal of notable benefits. For instance, increased bone density is among these benefits. As we get older, our bone density will inevitably become diminished.

Testosterone-402So it is important for adults with growth hormone deficiencies to take steps to reverse this process. The patient will also see an increase in their muscle mass, which is more than likely decreasing at an accelerated speed. A stronger immune system is another benefit of Human Growth Hormone therapy. This is always a desirable trait to see in our bodies, as it prevents us from catching illnesses and helps us to maintain a good level of health. In addition to these benefits, faster growth of the hair and nails has also been reported. In the event that an adult has a severely low level of Growth hormone, a physician will prescribe them injections that are to be done each day. Despite the obvious potential benefits of growth hormone therapy, the majority of adults who are found to be deficient are not being treated due to a variety of factors. The most popular reasons these individuals give for neglecting to seek treatment are reluctance to seek medical care, an aversion to needles, and an inability to acquire the proper coverage needed for the treatment.


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