Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Deficiency Therapy in Largo, FL
Understanding Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a peptide hormone which promotes cell growth and regeneration to regulate growth, body composition and metabolism. It is also believed to have influences on the heart and liver. HGH is secreted during a number of activities including exercise, fasting, and deep sleep. A deficiency of human growth hormone may be due to certain diseases, genetic mutations, damage from radiation therapy, and a number of other conditions.
A deficiency of HGH can lead to a number of symptoms, including:
- Loss of energy
- Muscle loss
- Weight gain
Many of the symptoms of HGH deficiency are passed off as being part of the aging process. Because of this, HGH imbalance often goes undiagnosed. Many treatments for HGH deficiency are not supported as being medically safe as illegal use of HGH is rampant in competitive sports. This is why it’s important to seek the help of a trained medical professional in diagnosing and treating HGH imbalance.
Side effects of many HGH treatments include:
- Development of breasts (gynecomastia)
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Carpal tunnel
- High cholesterol
- Increased risk of diabetes
It is impossible to discuss HGH without giving mention to its cultural impact in recent years. HGH has a long and tenuous history in competitive sports. Many athletes have been caught illegally dosing themselves with HGH to enhance their athletic performance. Growth hormones are also given to dairy cows to increase milk production, a subject which has faced heated debate over the years.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for HGH Deficiency
A treatment option that has received a large amount of medical support and attention is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Patients considering HRT begin their treatment by undergoing hormone level testing. This confirms a hormonal deficiency and measures the dosage needed to correct the imbalance. Patients of HRT are administered doses of synthetic hormones. This is can be done using a number of delivery methods including pills, gels, creams, injections, and patches.
While HRT is widely accepted as being much safer than makeshift alternatives peddled by shady characters in bodybuilding gyms (as is often stigmatized), it is flawed in its own way. The synthetic hormones used in HRT don’t always match up perfectly to the hormones they’re intended to supplement. Because of this, the body only recognizes/uses a small portion of synthetic hormones administered. This causes the treatment to be less effective. The unused hormones may linger in the body and cause harm, increasing the risk of heart attacks and certain cancers.
BHRT – A Safer Alternative?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is widely believed to be a far safer and more effective alternative. The synthetic hormones used in BHRT are chemically identical to those the body naturally produces. The body is unable to distinguish between its own hormones and the bioidentical hormones being introduced. This is thought to be why BHRT is a safer, more effective alternative for those seeking treatment for HGH deficiency.
Hormone pellet therapy is an incredibly popular delivery method for BHRT. A hormone pellet no larger than a grain of rice is injected into muscle tissue. It dissolves slowly over time, distributing bioidentical hormones throughout the body. This results in fewer treatments being needed over the course of the year. BHRT and BHRT pellet therapy are some of the safest and most effective treatments available for the treatment of HGH deficiency. Talk to an expert in HGH BHRT treatment today! Call (727) 826-0838 or contact Dr. Tracie Leonhardt online.
Peaks of Health Metabolic Medical Center
Address1120 Belcher Road S
Largo, FL 33771
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