Produced naturally by the pituitary gland, human growth hormone (GH) is essential throughout all phases of life. In addition to stimulating bone growth in children, GH takes part in processes in both children and adults that assist with cellular regeneration and keeping tissues and organs healthy. GH also serves important roles in promoting protein production and fat burning and assists with blood sugar control by raising blood sugar levels as a counterbalance to insulin.
Normally, your levels of GH rise and fall daily, increasing after you exercise and also at night, while you sleep, which is the time when your body is busy repairing and renewing itself. When you experience an injury, such as an athletic injury or if you sustain a trauma, such as an automobile accident your GH levels will also rise to help with the healing and repair process.
As a result of the aging process and certain health conditions, GH levels may become deficient in some people. Adults with GH deficiency can experience a range of symptoms, including fatigue, decreased muscle strength, depression, heart disease, insulin resistance, and hair loss. If you are an adult with GH deficiency of either childhood-onset or adult-onset you might be a candidate for replacement therapy. Medically supervised GH therapy can safely restore your GH levels and help you regain your health.
GH therapy has been shown to increase lean muscle mass and preferentially reduce visceral fat, the deep abdominal fat deposits that are associated with increased risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke and other chronic and degenerative diseases. Additionally, patients with low GH levels tend to have higher cholesterol levels, which often decrease with GH therapy, due, in part, to its ability to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. GH also increases bone density, thereby reducing the risk of fractures. Restoring GH levels has been shown to improve cognitive function, concentration, and mood; all of which are important components of healthy aging and psychosocial well-being.
Some conditions associated with GH deficiency include:
GH has also been used experimentally in multiple sclerosis, to enhance weight loss in obesity, as well as in fibromyalgia, heart failure, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and burns. GH has also been used experimentally in patients with short bowel syndrome to lessen the requirement for intravenous total parenteral nutrition.
We invite you to find out how American Medical Care can help you reverse your growth hormone deficiency and restore your health through targeted Human GH Therapy. Our talented and dedicated physicians will provide a fully comprehensive diagnostic workup to determine your needs and then provide you with a precise medical treatment plan designed specifically for you.