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The introduction of more human growth hormone to your body can improve your ability to repair and replace cells. The purpose is to reinstate the proper balance of hormones, making your body function as it did when you were younger.
- Improves metabolism, resulting in higher energy levels and less fat
- Regulates sleep patterns, thus improving brain function and emotional well-being
- Benefits the immune system and the cardiovascular system
- Increases libido
- Improves nail, hair, and skin health
- Can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure
Like any other medical procedure, HGH therapy has risks and side effects, but ultimately, it is safe when used as prescribed. When administered by a qualified doctor, your doses will be monitored and the entire process will be supervised and analyzed to maximize results and minimize side effects.
Upon receiving HGH therapy, patients report feeling younger, healthier, and more energized. While other treatments can rejuvenate your appearance, nothing provides the same health benefits as the hormones that are meant to exist naturally in your body.
A doctor may perform blood tests periodically to adjust your growth hormone dose. These blood tests measure things like insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), which is produced when GH tells the liver to make it. IGF-1 then goes to bones, muscles, and organs to signal growth and/or metabolism. Because IGF-1 lasts longer in the bloodstream then GH, doctors can indirectly measure the amount of GH by looking at the levels of IGF-1. Ask a doctor for details.
Testosterone levels gradually drop in men as a natural part of aging. By age 45, it starts falling by about 1 percent a year, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, but it is widely accepted that levels may start to decline when a man is in his thirties.
Lifestyle factors also affect testosterone production, including exercising too much or not eating a healthy diet.
Testosterone replacement therapy is currently only FDA approved for men who have been diagnosed with hypogonadism, but it’s also prescribed off-label for older men who take it in hopes that it will improve their libido. The use of testosterone therapy is increasingly common in the United States, with more than 2 million men receiving the therapy. Not every man benefits from taking testosterone supplements. Testosterone is available in different forms, including topicals such as gels, creams, and patches; injections; and pellets that are surgically placed directly beneath the skin.
Estrogen remains the most effective treatment for relief of troublesome menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. It can also ease vaginal symptoms of menopause, such as dryness, itching, burning and discomfort with intercourse. Long-term hormone therapy for the prevention of postmenopausal conditions is no longer routinely recommended. But women who take estrogen for short-term relief of menopausal symptoms may gain some protection against the following conditions:
Osteoporosis. Studies show that hormone therapy can prevent the bone loss that occurs after menopause, which decreases the risk of osteoporosis-related hip fractures.
Colorectal cancer. Studies show that hormone therapy can decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.
Heart disease. Some data suggest that estrogen can decrease risk of heart disease when taken early in your postmenopausal years. A randomized, controlled clinical trial — the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) — exploring estrogen use and heart disease in younger postmenopausal women is under way, but it won't be completed for several years.
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