Located at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland is responsible for producing human growth hormone (HGH). This hormone is what causes children to grow and also helps maintain healthy organs and tissues in adulthood. However, this hormone decreases as time goes on—peak HGH levels generally occur in the early 20s and lessen thereafter.
Many people seek relief from the symptoms of aging, and supplemental HGH -combined with the right diet and exercise program can help turn back the clock and improve your quality of life. Dr. Edward Jacobson and the rest of our team could give you more information about Rhode Island human growth hormone (HGH) treatments and how it could meet your needs. A qualified physician could help to explain the benefits of the hormone replacement therapy process.
Low HGH levels can contribute to loss of bone mass, resulting in osteoporosis or easily fractured bones. For those already diagnosed with osteoporosis, HGH treatments can aid in fracture healing.
HGH treatments may also help reduce the likelihood of suffering a stroke or heart attack, as low levels of this hormone may also contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, men suffering from erectile dysfunction could benefit from HGH supplementation.
In addition, low HGH levels can cause the following symptoms:
Prior to beginning HGH treatment, a doctor would take a blood sample from a patient to test their hormone levels and subsequently determine the amount of HGH that they require. Because HGH treatments are performed via daily subcutaneous injections, a patient must feel comfortable injecting themselves. Their doctor can show them how to inject themselves and answer any questions they have regarding the procedure.
A patient undergoing HGH therapy must return for blood testing at least monthly so that their doctor can monitor their hormone levels. Once an appropriate dosage of HGH is found, blood testing is not needed as regularly.
Overall, you should feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally after partaking in HGH treatments. These injections can decrease body fat as well as increase bone density, exercise capacity, and muscle mass.
Most people tolerate HGH treatments without issue, but side effects can occur. Adjusting the HGH dosage may relieve certain side effects, which could include:
HGH treatments are not suitable for people diagnosed with serious illnesses such as diabetes or cancer.
Most people want to feel as well as possible, with a goal of optimal health in all aspects of their life. If you are seeking improved overall health in Rhode Island, human growth hormone treatment may be an option worth considering. Call our Greenwich office today to arrange a consultation or contact us online to learn more about the treatments available to you.