Have you started to notice changes to your overall health that you cannot seem to figure out the cause of? Does it feel like your health has turned into a guessing game? It is no secret that hormones have a major impact on the body, but they influence wellness and body systems in ways you may not anticipate. A decline in the production of specific hormones can harm other body systems, but treatments like growth hormone replacement therapy can help. Explore the benefits of GHR during a consultation with our qualified team at Male Clinic USA in Pasadena, CA!
What Is Growth Hormone Replacement?
Growth hormone replacement therapy, or GHR, is a hormone therapy method used to reduce adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD). Many people experience AGHD as a result of hypopituitarism, which is an underactive functioning of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is important for producing hormones for healthy bodily functions.
Experiencing AGHD may negatively influence many aspects of your body, including:
- Cardiovascular system
- Metabolic system
- Neuromuscular system
- Neuropsychiatric-cognitive system
- Skeletal system
As an underactive pituitary gland affects your body’s growth hormone levels, it is important to remember the body will be impacted overall. Growth hormones have a significant impact on how your body responds to insulin, which affects many avenues of health.
What Could I Expect from Treatment?
The GHR process begins with an insulin tolerance test to better understand your hormone levels. Daily injections may then be recommended. Our growth hormone replacement treatment involves giving yourself injections of somatotropin, which is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates growth and cell reproduction.
The specific amount of somatotropin will depend in your experiences and needs. Although you will be giving yourself the hormone injections, Dr. Myers and his team will closely monitor your levels to ensure you are receiving all of the hormones you need. They will also monitor other important body levels, such as bone density, cholesterol levels, and glucose levels.
There is no pain associated with treatment, but you may experience some numbness or swelling at the injection site. Experiencing some aches and pains in the muscles and joints may also occur. Results achieved with GHR will vary for each man, but it typically takes some time to enjoy the benefits as your body responds to and adjusts to hormone levels.
Am I a Good Candidate for GHR?
Most men who are experiencing a decline in growth hormone production may benefit from GHR. It is important to be comfortable giving yourself the injections.
A consultation with our team in Pasadena is the best way to determine if growth hormone replacement is right for you. They can also help provide guidance and monitoring to ensure you are receiving the hormones you need.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Concerned your hormone levels may be impacting your overall health and wellness? Contact us today at Male Clinic USA and schedule your consultation to learn more about growth hormone replacement! Our team proudly serves you from Pasadena, California, and we look forward to helping you determine if GHR is a good fit for you!