Synthetic Human Growth Hormone (HGH) have gotten a lot of negative attention in the news in recent years, as many people have tried to obtain them under the table to boost their athletic abilities, reduce the signs of aging and even lose some weight.
However, HGH is not intended for any of these purposes. Instead, synthetic human growth hormones were developed to treat a number of serious disorders that impair natural development. At the Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston, we administer HGH treatments to people who have been diagnosed with Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency – a condition that can significantly limit their quality of life – according to the guidelines established by the Endocrine Society.
What are Human Growth Hormones?
Human growth hormones are produced by the body’s pituitary gland. For children and teens, these hormones are essential for muscle and bone development, which are especially important at a young age. However, growth hormones are also important in adulthood, when the body has finished growing. That’s because they also play a role in regulating metabolism rates and maintaining proper organ function
Adults may experience a deficiency in this hormone for a number of reasons. It can be the result of an improperly formed pituitary gland at birth, or may be brought on after a undergoing surgery, typically to treat a tumor later in life.
What is Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency?
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency, or AGHD, is a medical condition that occurs when either the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus that controls it have been impaired and can no longer produce the necessary amount of human growth hormones.
Because these hormones affect how the body stores and uses fat, people with AGHD often have a greater amount of body fat that typically falls around the midriff. Growth hormones also facilitate muscle development, so a deficiency can cause lower muscle mass and bone density. This leads to an overall feeling of weakness, a lack of physical stamina and fatigue. A lower bone density may also make individuals with this conditions more prone to fractures and other injuries.
In addition, the condition impacts cholesterol by altering the natural levels of certain lipoproteins and triglycerides that are present in the bloodstream.
AGHD can have a psychological impact as well, and may lead people to feel a sense of alienation around others.
How can the Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston help me?
If you suspect that you may have AGHD, or already know that you have this disorder, the physicians at our clinic can help. At Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston, we can diagnose and provide ongoing treatment for this condition through injections that reintroduce this essential hormone into your system.
Through Human Growth Hormone Therapy, we have seen patients develop a better overall body composition. It has been shown to decrease the amount of body fat that has accumulated because of the condition after six months of treatments, the Endocrine Society states.
Following HGH therapy, your fat and protein levels should begin to improve. That means that physical exertion also becomes easier than it used to be, and that your stamina will be greater as well. This therapy may also boost bone development, resulting in increased skeletal structure and density.
You may have reservations about growth hormone therapy being unnatural, but, in fact, this treatment is simply infusing your body with an essential natural hormone that it should be able to produce on its own. At Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston, we are committed to helping you lead the happiest and most fulfilling life you can.
You don’t have to accept the physical limitations caused by AGHD. Getting human growth hormone therapy can improve your quality of life and enable you to accomplish things you may never have thought possible.