HGH Deficiency Symptoms

HGH Deficiency Symptoms

Human growth hormone deficiency has become increasingly common in adults, in part due to the longer lifespans and sheer number of people aging into these advanced years. We notice this decline in hormone production now that more adults are living past the age of eighty, and hormone levels that once only had to make due until one turned fifty are no longer present in enough of a supply to fuel the body in the latter decades of life.

HGH deficiency symptoms in adults are different from those of children who visibly demonstrate short stature and slow growth. In older men and women, the symptoms are vast and varied and may not appear the same from one person to the next.

Growth hormone is the most abundant pituitary gland hormone in adults, and although it begins to decline in production after the age of thirty, it is still necessary as long as we are alive. Without an abundant supply of HGH, our bodies could not regenerate new cells for the skin, muscles, internal organs, bones, hair, and all tissues in the body.

For this one reason alone, HGH deficiency symptoms in adults include the following changes:

  • Increased wrinkles, cellulite, thinning, discoloration, and sagging of the skin
  • Thinning hair, balding, color changing to gray
  • Decreased bone density and a higher risk of osteoporosis
  • Loss of lean muscle mass and reduced strength
  • Internal organ shrinkage and impaired functions
  • Brittle, chipping nails

Other physiological growth hormone deficiency symptoms in adults include:

  • Sluggish metabolism and weight gain
  • Reduced sexual desire, functions, and pleasure
  • Trouble with night vision and overall eyesight decline
  • Increased sensitivity to climate changes
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Loss of energy and endurance

Understanding How Growth Hormone Deficiency Affects the Brain

The many growth hormone deficiency signs and symptoms experienced by adults do not stop with the physical changes already mentioned.

HGH plays a significant role in cognitive and emotional health. This is why people often undergo feelings of depression, moodiness, lack of drive, and an overall feeling that something is just not right.

HGH deficiency symptoms that impact brain functions include:

  • Impaired memory and forgetfulness
  • Trouble with mental calculations
  • Slow to learn new tasks or information
  • Lack of focus/concentration
  • Inability to perform cognitive functions as well as in the past
  • Depression
  • Mood swings or changes
  • Lack of motivation
  • Reduced productivity
  • Impaired performance
  • Poor outlook for the future
  • Increased feelings of stress
  • Social isolation
  • Irritability
  • Pessimism

These human growth hormone deficiency symptoms can have a significant impact on a person’s life – especially when work performance and personal relationships begin to suffer.

One other issue to point out is that the increased stress people feel when HGH decline is present often leads to an increase in cortisol production. Cortisol is the stress hormone that interferes with the body’s ability to secrete growth hormone. Not only will cortisol make it even harder to fall asleep at night, but it will stimulate the release of the hunger hormone ghrelin during the day causing a person to overeat for added energy. With lower metabolic functions, this increases the weight gain previously mentioned, and since roughly half of the body’s HGH production occurs during sleep, cortisol further interferes with HGH secretion at night.

Effects of HGH Deficiency on the Immune System and Heart Health

Additional growth hormone deficiency adults’ symptoms get straight to the heart of the matter, influencing cardiac health and even immunity.

Here are some of the other warning signs and symptoms of HGH deficiency in adults:

  • Elevated LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Insulin resistance and possible diabetes
  • Reduced cardiac capacity for exercise
  • Increased inflammation in the body
  • Higher risk of atherosclerosis
  • Frequent illness
  • Longer recuperation time from illness
  • Cuts or injuries taking too long to heal

A person may have only a few of these HGH deficiency symptoms. Human growth hormone decline uniquely affects each man or woman. Some individuals may find that their brain functions are the biggest concern – one that leads to fears of dementia. It is true that HGH deficiency left untreated can increase this risk.

Another person may discover that changes in lean and fat body mass and physical appearance are the areas most affected by declining growth hormone levels in later years. That is why it is essential to understand all of the potential symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency to help you know when it is time to contact a hormone replacement specialist for a consultation and blood analysis. Only with the proper tests can you receive HGH therapy to restore balance to growth hormone levels.

Growth hormone therapy provides significant improvements in all of the symptoms mentioned in this report. Additionally, HGH treatments demonstrate a positive effect on the heart by increasing oxygen uptake, power output, left ventricular posterior wall thickness, mass, ejection diastolic diameters, and stroke volume. [1]

The hormone specialists at HT Medical Center provide free consultations, local diagnostic laboratory testing, and affordable treatment options to men and women throughout the US. Complete the form on this page or call us at (954) 587-4410 for a confidential consultation today.