What Is An HGH Deficiency In Adults

HGH Deficiency

An HGH deficiency in adults is when the body stops producing enough of the vital hormone, lowering levels within the body into an unhealthy range. Growth hormone (GH) is vital for the human body to stay healthy and strong. When levels of growth hormone drop and become unbalanced, a person may start experiencing negative symptoms. According to WebMD, a GH deficiency can cause weakness, lethargy, bone loss, heart problems, loss of sleep, unregulated sugar and fat metabolism, a decrease in sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, mild depression and loss of quality life.

When the pituitary gland stops functioning as well as it used to

Less human growth hormone is produced naturally in the body

A growth hormone deficiency in adults is considered to be a medical condition that is caused by lack of the pituitary gland (located at the base of the brain) to signal the body to create growth hormone. The hormone is important to stimulate growth and helps the body to replace and restore its cells and tissues. It is important to keep this polypeptide hormone flowing through the blood stream in order to help with good health.

There are more than one HGH deficiency causes. There could be something wrong with the pituitary gland or a person can just experience the innate passing of time (growing older). When the pituitary gland ages, like any other organ or gland it starts to slow down. When it begins working at a slower rate, it will not be able to send signals to the body to produce growth hormone as readily as it did when the person was younger. This is what will cause an HGH deficiency or lack of growth hormone being naturally produced in the system.

What Are The Most Common HGH Deficiency Symptoms For Adults

There are many growth hormone deficiency adult symptoms that can occur when GH levels get too low in the system. Not all people will experience all of them or get them at the same time or at the same level of severity. However, everyone should notice some differences in their minds and bodies, even if just the slightest of changes. As the body loses growth hormone (as every human body does) the symptoms emulate the signs of aging.

Some people are never bothered at all by less growth hormone being produced in their bodies. They are lucky enough to not have any growth hormone deficiency effects truly bother them. However, other people can be affected in drastic ways and they can lose all the quality to their lives, lose relationships and fail at work.

Below is a list of some of the most popular symptoms of a GH deficiency:

  • Lethargy
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Less vigor and vitality
  • Weaker endurance levels
  • Less strength
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Weight gain (primarily in the abdominal area)
  • Loss of attractive physique
  • Saggy skin
  • Weaker skin elasticity
  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Thinning hair or balding
  • Nails that do not grow
  • Difficulty with healing
  • Bruising easily
  • Loss of bone mineral density
  • Bones have the propensity to break or fracture easily
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor sleep
  • Sleep disturbances
  • The inability to concentrate as well
  • The inability to focus as well
  • Forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Agitation or anger
  • Less acute vision
  • Loss of sexual desire and sexual libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Inability to have an orgasm
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • A weaker immune system
  • The propensity to get sick more easily
  • Organs that do not grow anymore
  • Higher cholesterol (LDL) levels
  • Possible cardiovascular issues
  • A less healthy heart which can lead to heart attack or stroke

These symptoms are not being shared to scare people who read them. Our professionals just wish to educate people as to what to look for if they start to feel less than optimal. We suggest to patients that they write down all the symptoms that they are feeling and take that list to their doctor. If the doctor understands how the hormones in the body function, they will hopefully order blood work to check hormone levels as they consider HGH deficiency in adult treatment for some of their patients.

What Is The Best Treatment For An HGH Deficiency For Adults

The best treatment for an HGH deficiency for adults is with a 191 amino acid sequence, injectable medication. This is called hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The injections must be prescribed by a licensed doctor of endocrinology or a licensed and highly qualified doctor from another closely related medical field. The patient must first be diagnosed with a GH deficiency and that can only be done through testing.

To get a legal prescription for HGH injectable medications, a prospective patient must follow three steps:

  • 1. Get an HGH deficiency test: Blood work

This will be done a LabCorp clinic that is closest to the patient’s home. The clinical advisor in charge should call and make the appointment for the patient. A simple blood test will be taken.

  • 2. Get a physical exam completed

A prospective patient will be required to visit a doctor of their choice for a full physical examination. This information will then be sent in to our doctors for analysis.

  • 3. Fill out a medical history form

The prospective patient will fill out a medical history form right from our website. This data will be sent to us through a very secured and confidential connection.

Once our doctors evaluate all of the patient’s information, they can they tell if the patient has an HGH deficiency and if that person would be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy. If they are, a prescription and full treatment plan will be written. Medical supervision and constant client – clinical advisor contact will be on-going.

HRT treatment can be very safe and effective if done correctly with the right professionals. To find out if you qualify for HRT and learn whether you are comfortable with treatment of this kind, please contact us. You can either call us by phone or simply fill out our online CONTACT FORM to get a phone call from one of our advisors.