Growth Hormone Optimization

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What is Human Growth Hormone?

Human growth hormone, also called HGH, is essential for bone and muscle growth. HGH is released daily by a pea-sized gland in your brain called the pituitary gland in response to the growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) released from the hypothalamus. HGH plays an essential in the growth and overall regenerative and reproduction of the cells. HGH promotes the preservation and reconstruction of healthy tissues, including the brain. This hormone can help accelerate the repairing process following injuries, and also, after exercise, it can increase body recovery and rebuild muscle mass. This process enhances mass muscle growth as well as body baseline metabolism. The combination burns body fat, decides on the body composition, prevents obesity, and increases mental wellbeing and quality of life. It is also believed that HGH improved skin and has an anti-aging effect at its physiological doses.

How Does Human Growth Hormone Work?

HGH regulates cells’ metabolic processes by stimulating the secretion of an insulin-like protein called insulin-like growth factor I (IGFI or IGF1). IGFI is a peptide hormone mainly produced by the liver as a response to the endocrine HGH stimulus. Cardiovascular development. Cardiovascular and muscle mass are the most critical targets of HGH and IGF-I. HGH acts together with estrogen during puberty, and it is responsible for the growth spurt and gender-specific body composition determination. GH and Insulin are two counterregulatory hormones; however, they also have a synergistic function and regulate each other.

What are the Causes of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)?

Interestingly, HGH levels are highly affected by diet and lifestyle. HGH usually falls below its physiological ranges as the natural process of aging. Previous research in the endocrinology field has shown increasing natural HGH levels by aging, which was associated with higher body fat, more challenging weight loss, and lower quality of life. However, any damage to the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus (which releases growth hormone-releasing hormone) due to trauma, tumor, or irradiation can also cause Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD).

What are Symptoms of Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)?

Essential body functions, including metabolism and cell growth, rely on the human growth hormone. Low HGH levels can result in weaker bones, decreased energy, and skin thinning.

Symptoms of human growth hormone deficiency include:

If you are experiencing these symptoms and skeptical of having Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency, you can book a consult with our experts at Everwell for further evaluations.

How is Human Growth Hormone Deficiency Diagnosed?

There are many different GH testing types, and the exact test procedure depends on your doctor’s recommendation.

It would be preferable if you usually did the following before GH tests:

GH serum test, IGFI test, GH suppression, and GH stimulation are some of the evaluations your healthcare provider may order step by step since GH levels are not usually stable.

What is Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The natural process of HGH level slow down has led to human growth hormone replacement available in synthetic forms as a treatment or oral supplements. Growth hormone replacement is administered at a particular time every day by injecting the drug subcutaneously into the body fat tissues at the back of the arms, thighs, or buttocks.

What are the types of Human Growth Hormone Optimization?

Dietary supplements containing amino acids, AKA human growth hormone releasers, claim to increase HGH levels and have anti-aging effects.

What are the Side-Effects of Human Growth Hormone Treatment?

Human Growth Hormone optimization may cause side effects such as carpal tunnel syndrome, increased insulin resistance, diabetes, joint and muscle pain, swelling of the limbs, and cancer.

How Does Human Growth Hormone Treatment Affect Adults?

Previous research on healthy adult individuals receiving human growth hormone treatment indicated that human growth hormone treatment increased muscle mass, reduced body fat, and optimized body composition in healthy adults. However, this treatment is not approved by FDA, and the existing evidence still lacks.

How Can Everwell Help?

Everwell’s experts can perform tests to see where your HGH levels naturally fall. If your body’s growth hormone levels are lower than optimal, our staff can recommend treatments to restimulate growth hormone production and help restore your strength and stamina. Ready to start feeling like your best self again?