All You Need To Know About Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy
Human growth hormone or HGH is produced in the pituitary gland and it is responsible for growth in children including height, bone development, increase in muscle mass etc. In adults, the growing continues and HGH helps in calcium retention to strengthen bones, in building up lean muscles, breakdown of fat, in making glucose and thus energy available, in production of proteins, in development of organs and in stimulation of the immune system. However, as you grow older, the level of HGH drops even when you still can draw from its benefits. To address this you should undertake the HGH replacement therapy.
Even though HGH given in the course of a replacement therapy is semi-synthetic, care has been taken to make sure that it is bio-equivalent to the HGH your body naturally secretes. This means it not only will work the same way but they are very similar and are in the same doses.
When you go in to see your doctor you will be screened through physical exams and lab tests to see if indeed your HGH level is low. If you do qualify for treatment then you will be placed on a schedule in you can take your hormone injections.
Also, you will have to consult your doctor regularly and do certain lab tests to ascertain if your body’s HGH level is gaining from the replacement therapy. Although the incidence of side-effects in low, if you present with any during the program promptly tell your doctor. He will adjust the dose or the frequency of your injections accordingly.
When you are on hormone replacement therapy, it is usual that there will be breaks in your treatment schedule. This is called cycling and it is done regularly so that your body’s natural HGH production does not decline steeply. This decline could happen because your body is apt to no longer find the need to produce HGH since the hormone is always present. Cycling prevents your body from learning to be ‘lazy’.
In a few weeks into the therapy you should expect to start seeing changes. The benefits of HGH replacement therapy include a better lipid profile, weight loss in the obese, increase in lean muscle mass and increased energy.
Growth hormone replacement therapy works and is safe. It can rejuvenate your body and give you a better quality of life.
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