Enhancing your quality of life starts with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. HGH and Testosterone are options that may be recommended by Dr. Bissoon.
You’re probably reading this because you may be experiencing symptoms that could be related to low Human Growth Hormone - HGH. You’ve read about HGH in newspapers and magazines like GQ and Men’s Health. You’ve seen reports on TV shows like 60 minutes and 20/20. You’ve probably even “googled” or searched for HGH on internet.
Until recently the effects of low Human Growth Hormone - HGH levels in adults were not well known. It is now recognized as a specific clinical syndrome with a number of different physiological and psychological consequences that may affect the following:
Improvement in body composition
Central obesity and fat accumulation
Lipids in the blood
Exercise capacity and energy
Physiological well being
You know HGH is a hormone that declines with as you age, but did you know what problems your low HGH levels are causing you?
Ask yourself these questions:
Is your abdomen flabby?
Are your muscles slack and weak?
Do you have sleep problems?
Have you experienced weight gain?
Is your hair thinning?
Do you feel exhausted most of the time?
Is recovery after exercise too long?
You may be surprised to hear of some of the psychological problems associated with low HGH. Problems like: anxiety or nervousness, sadness or depression, feelings of hopelessness, shyness and withdrawal from others.
If you can identify with the above problems and symptoms the doctors at Anti Aging Medicine may be able to help you. We specialize in treating adults, in otherwise good general health, who are experiencing symptoms associated with low HGH levels, enabling them to lead healthy, active and vigorous lifestyles.
The medical term for low HGH in adults is Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency, or AGHD. This can mean you experience several different symptoms, many of which directly affect not just your body composition but also your mood and emotions.
This is thought to occur because HGH plays an important part in managing psychological feelings besides helping growth and other physical processes to occur.
Listed below are some of the most commonly reported symptoms expereinced by people with AGHD. You should know that not everyone with AGHD experiences all of these problems, but if you do, there are effective HGH therapies available that may help.
Lack of energy
Feeling of Hopelessness
Effects of HGH
The first major study showing the promise of HGH therapy was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Rudman; 323:1-6 1990). This study was orchestrated by the renowned Dr. Daniel Rudman. It divided 21 men (between the ages of 60 and 80) with IGF-1 levels less than 350 IU per liter into two groups: 12 test subjects and 9 control subjects.
A 6-month period of data collection was followed by a 6-month period in which the 12 test subjects received HGH injections and the 9 control subjects did not. The results were promising: increases in lean muscle mass, decreases in adipose fat tissue, and increases in vertebral bone height. All test subjects had measurable increases in HGH levels, as measured by IGF-1 blood values.
The control group had none of these results. The effects of six months of HGH on body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during the 10 to 20 years of aging. This study has become the definitive point of reference for all HGH therapy protocols.
Since Rudman’s landmark study, leading doctors and healthcare professionals worldwide have performed many studies and the current consensus amongst these specialists is that HGH is effective and safe.
Known Effects of HGH Therapy:
SKIN - Increased skin elasticity, texture, and tightness.
ENERGY - Increased energy and emotional stability
BONE - Improved bone strength.
SEXUAL POWER - Increased sexual potency and frequency.
MUSCLE - Increased muscle strength and mass.
FAT - Decreased fat tissue.
MEMORY - Improved mental functioning and strength.
HEART - Improved cardiovascular strength and lower blood pressure.
KIDNEY - Improved kidney function.
IMMUNE SYSTEM - Improved immunity and healing.
HAIR - Improved hair texture.
CHOLESTEROL - Elevated HDL and lowered LDL.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Rudman: 323:1-6 1990)
What is HGH?
HGH is a hormone. Hormones can the thought of as a "messengers" that are produced by the endocrine glands and then sent all over the body to stimulate specified activities.
Growth, digestion, reproduction, and sexual function are all triggered by hormones,and tHey all depend on each other to work properly. HGH in particular, is critical foR tissue repair, healing muscle growth, bone strength, brain function, physical and mental health, energy, and metabolism.
The production of HGH, and its metabolite IFG-1, decreases with age, approximately 2 - 4% each year on average. We normally produce about 500 micrograMS OF HGH daily at age 20. By age 80 the daily production falls to 60 (or less) micrograms and many doctors consider IGF-1 levels sub 200 to be HGH deficient. Look a the graph below to see how dramatically the declines is.
It is well accepted that with age, many hormone levels decline. However, if you wish to maintain normal function then you need to modulate your hormone level. This is especially true with HGH and the sex hormone (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone).