The most commonly used treatment for a deficiency of growth hormones for both adults and children is growth hormone replacement using injections. This hormone is also called somatotropin. The individual can give their own injections. If the injection is meant for a child with growth hormone deficiency, it can be given by a member of the family. The pituitary gland usually produces this hormone to stimulate cell reproduction and growth within the body.
Once a prescription for growth hormone replacement has been issued by the physician, daily doses are usually required. This depends on how severe the conditions is and additional injections may be necessary. In most cases, the individual visits the physician every four to eight weeks during the treatment. This enables the physician to monitor the person’s condition. Blood tests are taken so the physician can determine how much growth hormone is still necessary.
The physician may additionally monitor the individuals bone density, blood glucose levels and cholesterol levels periodically during the time they are taking the hormone injections. This ensures the patient is maintaining healthy levels of the growth hormone. This hormone can change the response of the body to insulin. Insulin controls the blood glucose levels. If a deficiency of growth hormone is not treated, the result can be osteoporosis and high cholesterol.
If the physician determines the individual is receiving more growth hormone than necessary, they will adjust the dosage to help eliminate any side effects. It is important to note certain people should not take this hormone. This includes individuals with cancer, cancerous tumors, multiple injuries sustained during a trauma, serious illnesses, have severe breathing difficulties or a respiratory illness. In some cases, other growth hormone replacement treatments are necessary in addition to the hormone injections.
It is also important to eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercise regularly and get enough sleep during the treatment. The physician will show the individual the way to combine a healthy lifestyle with the hormone injections. Good candidates includes men who are experiencing a decrease in growth hormone production. You will be giving the injections to yourself, so you must be comfortable doing this.
If you are interested in receiving growth hormone replacement, feel free to speak with the educated professionals at Male Clinic USA in Pasadena, CA. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!