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The human growth hormone (HGH) is vital to muscle mass, mood, and bone density as well as children’s growth. If you are experiencing adverse symptoms from poor growth, a Connecticut physician could recommend Massachusetts human growth hormone (HGH) treatments to help build up your muscle mass and improve your bone density. Call today to learn more.

The Importance of HGH

HGH is critical for healthy human development. The pituitary gland is responsible for producing this hormone for cell reproduction, regeneration, and growth. HGH helps activates metabolic processes in the cells to stimulate metabolism.

Synthetic hormones can be used to treat low HGH levels and poor growth in both children and adults, which could stem from a wide range of causes. For example, chronic kidney disease, muscle wasting disease, HGH deficiency, and being born at a low weight could all lead to growth complications.

HGH injections could help those with growth hormone deficiencies to increase their overall bone density, build muscle mass, lower body fat, and boost stamina. Many Massachusetts patients use HGH to heighten their athletic performance, while others use it for anti-aging purposes.

Signs of HGH Deficiency in Adults and Children

Children with low levels of HGH could be born smaller than average, and growth issues may reveal themselves over time. Some kids cannot produce HGH when they are born and continue to have low levels thereof into adulthood. Signs of HGH deficiencies in children include:

  • A chubby body build
  • Appearing younger than other kids their age
  • Reduced hair growth
  • Late puberty
  • Short height

For adults, insufficient HGH is often caused by pituitary gland damage, which may be permanent. A tumor could affect the pituitary gland’s production of HGH, which may require treatment that causes further damage.

Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, weight gain, exhaustion, brain fog, and weak muscles and bones could all indicate low human growth hormone levels.

How HGH Treatments Work

Lab-developed HGH injections are the most common treatment used for adults and children. Doses may be required daily or several times per week depending on the severity of a patient’s deficiency, and treatments could last for several years. HGH injections could be self-administered or by a physician.

When receiving HGH treatments, Massachusetts patients could be required to see their Connecticut physician monthly and undergo frequent blood tests to confirm the proper dosage. Dr. Edward Jacobson would check an individual’s bone density and blood glucose levels while they undergo treatment to verify that the patient’s numbers are in the healthy range.

The particular treatment for HGH deficiency will depend on factors such as a patient’s health and medical history, age, the severity of their condition, and their goals. The earlier an HGH deficit is treated in children, the closer they can get to average adult height. Many adults must take HGH treatment for the rest of their lives.

Potential Side Effects

Most patients tolerate HGH treatments very well. However, some individuals experience side effects such as:

  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Swollen hands and feet

People who have severe breathing problems, are very ill, or have numerous injuries from trauma should not take HGH. The hormone can impact the body’s insulin usage, so individuals with diabetes must carefully monitor their blood sugar levels when taking HGH. It is not recommended that individuals with cancer, tumors, or other severe illnesses take HGH.

Learn More about Massachusetts HGH Treatments from a Physician

If you want to revitalize your health, Massachusetts human growth hormone (HGH) treatments could be a reliable option to consider. Call our Connecticut office today to discuss your questions and find out what treatment options are available to you.