What Are the Most Likely HGH Deficiency Causes in Adults?

HGH Deficiency Causes

One of the single most mystifying questions for adults is what caused their human growth hormone deficiency, especially when they never had a problem with growth as a child.

HGH deficiency causes are not always known. In fact, many people go through the rest of their lives not knowing why the changes associated with HGH decline happened to them but not to someone else.

Genetics is one factor that rarely fits into this scenario, although some people do believe that if one’s parents aged early in life, a condition often seen with HGH decline that they will, as well.

We do know that the following health issues are among the growth hormone deficiency causes in adults:

  • Brain tumor
  • Injury to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
  • Severe head injury
  • Brain surgery
  • Radiation treatment to the brain
  • Infection
  • Decreased blood supply to the pituitary gland

When none of these issues are present, hormone specialists tend to look to the most common of all HGH deficiency causes in adults – aging.

Why HGH Deficiency Risk Increases with Age

Getting older has its benefits – life experiences, knowledge, freedom to do what you want, accumulation of wealth and possessions, but it also has its downfalls – illness, loss of loved ones, health risks, forgetfulness, and the physiological signs of aging.

Aging is a common denominator when we look at growth hormone deficiency causes because the pituitary gland begins to reduce the secretion volume of HGH after most people turn thirty.

Part of the reason for the production decline is the fact that we are no longer growing – at least in the sense of height.

The problem is that our bodies are always in a state of growth. New cells are needed on a continual basis to support internal organ function, bone density, muscle strength, skin, hair, and more. HGH, along with insulin growth factor 1 (a hormone secreted by the liver after it receives signals from HGH) stimulate the process of cellular regeneration in the body.

Once the pituitary begins its reduction of HGH secretion, the decline worsens with each passing year. After ten or twenty years, all parts and functions of the body that require human growth hormone start to undergo changes associated with HGH decline.

The older you get, the more likely you are to notice these changes stemming from aging being at the forefront of HGH deficiency causes.

Reducing the Risk of HGH Deficiency

It is possible to reduce the risk of adult onset human growth hormone deficiency.

Taking care to avoid head injuries by wearing a helmet when you ride a bicycle, motorcycle, skate board, or other moving object is one suggestion.

Reporting any strange or unusual headaches or dizziness to your doctor is another. If a tumor is present, the earlier you can catch and treat it the better the outcome.

When it comes to natural aging in relation to the HGH deficiency causes in adults, here are some steps you can take to help improve your body’s production of human growth hormone naturally:

  • 1. Get enough sleep – if you have trouble falling or staying asleep, and average less than seven hours a night, there is a high chance that you are not producing enough HGH. Nearly half of the body’s daily supply comes during periods of deep, slow-wave sleep.
  • 2. Engage in high-intensity exercise – ten minutes a day will help increase the pulsatile bursts of HGH into the bloodstream during the day. Follow two minutes of movement with a twenty to thirty-second high-intensity burst, and repeat three to five times.
  • 3. Reduce stress – the stress hormone cortisol interferes with HGH secretion and relaxation necessary to help you fall asleep.
  • 4. Get the right nutrition – consuming a healthy and varied diet, and even engaging in intermittent fasting will help stimulate HGH production.

Identifying HGH deficiency causes is not always easy, nor is it necessary so long as there are no serious concerns such as a tumor or head injury. The most important issue is treating and correcting the decline to help the individual get back on the right track for a life filled with vitality, energy, health, and well-being. Please contact HT Medical Center for a free consultation with a hormone specialist.