What is age related Human Growth Hormone (HGH) deficiency, and how does it impact your quality of life?
Despite your body’s continual need for growth hormone, it is normal for growth hormone production to decrease over time. In fact, your levels of growth hormone, or HGH, drop significantly in middle age and beyond. This prompted researchers to speculate that so-called “adult,” or “age-related” HGH deficiency, could be responsible for some of the weakness, fatigue, and lack of vitality that we experience as we age.
As we developed a deeper understanding of growth hormone’s role in the body, growth hormone therapy began to be used “off label” in ways other than to treat disorders of height and stature. There is on-going research looking into the use of growth hormone therapy to treat Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even some forms of autism.
Beyond that, we are already using growth hormone to treat many of the symptoms normally associated with aging. HGH levels decline as you grow older. We in the anti-aging community have long known that this drop in growth hormone as you age, contributes to your diminished strength and vitality. We have used growth hormone therapy to successfully combat many of the symptoms associated with aging.
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HGH Deficiency and Aging
Recently, there has been some new research that suggests declining levels of HGH as you get older not only leads to your loss of energy and strength, but also, the lower levels of HGH in the blood may actually be what starts the aging process.
The thinking goes like this: rather than the aches, pains and weakness typical of “old age” being caused by damage to your cells, joints, and tissues over time, they occur because of your body’s decreased ability to heal that damage, which is directly related to your level of growth hormone.
HGH is responsible for your body’s ability to repair damaged tissue and grow new cells, therefore it is essential for healing. As you age, it isn’t so much that you are doing more damage over time that lowers your ability to perform at your peak, it is the lowered level of growth hormone that reduces your ability to repair tissue and produce new cells. Fighting this losing battle of cellular death vs repair, is the direct result of growth hormone deficiency.
If you return your levels of HGH to that of your youth, then theoretically you will improve your body’s ability to repair itself, and increase vitality and longevity.
Is Growth Hormone Therapy Safe to Treat HGH Deficiency?
A lot of people wonder if taking growth hormone is a safe way to treat HGH deficiency.
With many high-profile celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone and Jane Seymour, and entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, swearing by the use of growth hormone, more and more “average” folks have been calling our offices to ask about growth hormone therapy.
One of the first questions they ask is, “is it safe?”
Like any drug therapy, taking growth hormone to combat aging could have some side effects. However, growth hormone when prescribed for you by a qualified physician, is generally safe and side-effect free.
Any negatives you may have heard about growth hormone therapy, are probably due to people who have obtained growth hormone illegally, or have taken some kind of supplements claiming to be growth hormone. Real growth hormone therapy can only be obtained by a doctor’s prescription. Growth hormone therapy is only given via injection. Any product claiming to be “growth hormone” that you can buy without a prescription, or is administered in any way other than via injection, is not real human growth hormone.
What is Human Growth Hormone?
Human Growth Hormone, or HGH, is produced by the pituitary gland. Growth hormone stimulates growth in children and teens, and helps to maintain muscle mass and bone strength throughout life. In some ways, “human growth hormone” should be described as “Human Repair Hormone.”
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.
Growth hormone is responsible for how you build muscle, how you burn fat, for maintaining strong bones, and many other bodily processes.