What is HGH deficiency and how to manage it

Somatotropin, HGH, Human Growth Hormone

When you hear of human growth hormone, what’s the first thing you think about? Chances are, you think about athletes illegally taking HGH supplements to boost their performance or recover from injuries quicker. As you may know, this type of technique is banned by most sports to help keep playing fields even. But did you know there’s a rare, serious condition called human growth hormone deficiency, and that it needs to be treated immediately with HGH therapy?

HGH is an essential component of our body. In fact, it’s so important that those with low levels experience a wide variety of conditions, according to Healthline. Some of those include:

  • Low self-esteem.
  • Depression.
  • Poor memory.
  • Delayed puberty or lack of sexual development in teens.
  • Decreased bone strength.
  • Decreased ability to concentrate.
  • More anxiousness.
  • Increased sensitivity to coldness and hotness.
  • Increased fatigue.

And the list goes on.

“HGH deficiency is most likely to occur in younger people.”

What is HGH and HGH deficiency?
HGH deficiency is most likely to occur in younger people, but it can affect older people as well. A normal functioning pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain, produces enough HGH to prevent the above conditions. One that is abnormal – either because of serious brain injuries or infections, noted Healthline – can cause babies to produce cleft palate, cleft lip or other abnormalities.

It may be difficult to tell, at first, whether a child is suffering from HGH deficiency, but MedlinePlus noted that slow growth is often the first sign of health problems. As these children grow, they typically begin to show the more obvious signs of HGH deficiency.

How to manage HGH deficiency
People who undergo HGH therapy can obtain ongoing treatment through qualified physicians, such as those at Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston. Doctors inject patients with the correct amount of hormones. From there, they typically show improvement in terms of body fat reduction, increased protein levels and bone development, and improved stamina. Both men and women are likely to see a decrease in body fat and an increase in muscle mass. Older children and adults can typically inject themselves with HGH, but it’s a good idea to visit a physician or doctor to ensure it’s done correctly.

Side effects
Some patients may exhibit common side effects such as headaches, muscle and joint aches and problems with fluid retention, MedlinePlus reported. But the overall benefits of HGH therapy outweigh any minor, common issues that may arise. The results last several years.

If you’re not sure whether you have HGH deficiency and are a candidate for HGH therapy, contact Longevity & Stem Cell Centre today.