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There is no more powerful or necessary chemical in the body than human growth hormone. That is why you should understand the benefits of HGH therapy for men.

When you are young, your body produces an abundant supply of HGH to power growth.

Children who suffer from short stature often have low growth hormone levels. Doctors use HGH therapy as a method of helping them reach appropriate adult height.

Although HGH is still associated with growth in adulthood, it is a different type of growth that we see. Human growth hormone stimulates the regeneration and growth of new cells.

The process of cellular reproduction is essential to the maintenance of the following:

  • Internal organ size and functions
  • Skin thickness, elasticity, and appearance
  • Hair growth
  • Muscle mass
  • Bone density
  • Blood
  • All tissues
  • Nail growth

Since the entire body is made up of cells, male HGH therapy impacts every part of your being.

Of course, there is still much more to HGH than just cellular regeneration, and we will cover all aspects of it in this report.

HGH Levels in Men by Age

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Maintaining adequate growth hormone levels in men becomes a problem after the age of thirty. By this time, the pituitary gland begins to decrease the natural secretion of HGH.

The measuring of HGH levels is done through blood analysis. A hormone doctor will order multiple blood panels that measure everything from cholesterol to blood count to various hormones. The reason why numerous hormone levels get checked is to ensure the proper diagnosis. Many of the symptoms of HGH deficiency are similar to those of other hormones that also tend to decline with age. Ensuring the proper treatment means verifying all applicable hormone levels.

To diagnose human growth hormone deficiency, the doctor will measure insulin growth factor 1 levels. IGF-1 is the better indicator of low HGH because the liver releases this hormone in direct correlation to the amount of HGH in the bloodstream.

When the liver receives the stimulus from HGH, it secretes a corresponding level of IGF-1. HGH stays in the bloodstream for mere minutes after its secretion. IGF-1 levels remain relatively constant throughout the day, making it the better measuring tool.

You can see the tremendous decline in human growth hormone production that occurs between the ages of 21 and 41. By age 61, many males have half the amount of HGH that they did when they were in their twenties. If your numbers fall within the red zone, your body is likely still producing adequate amounts of HGH. Towards the lower end of the red zones, as well as anything in blue, signifies possible growth hormone deficiency.

Why Does Growth Hormone Decline as You Age?

Part of the reason that growth hormone levels decline as you get older is that the body knows it no longer need to grow vertically. Other than that, we also look at why testosterone and estrogen levels decrease. It is a fact of life that our hormone levels are in a constant state of flux. Sometimes they rise, and other times they fall. Our bodies naturally change as we age. However, these changes do not need to be debilitating.

One reason why HGH levels decline is that we tend to get less sleep as we age. Getting a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night is critical to growth hormone production. It is in deep sleep that the body secretes much of the day’s HGH. Anything less than seven hours automatically reduces HGH levels.

Another cause of needing HGH therapy for men may lie in other lifestyle habits. People who are sedentary a significant portion of the day will not produce as much HGH as those who engage in regular exercise. Poor dietary choices and stress are also contributing factors to human growth hormone decline.

Benefits of HGH Therapy for Men

People who begin HGH therapy do so for the benefits. After all, that is the purpose of this treatment in the first place.

When growth hormone levels decline, the effects can be felt throughout the body. Reversing these changes is the reason to begin HGH therapy for men.

Male benefits of human growth hormone therapy include:

  • Stronger bones
  • Increased lean muscle mass
  • Reduction in fat mass
  • Improved strength
  • Better metabolism
  • More energy and stamina
  • Enhanced organ growth and functions
  • Brain function support – memory, learning, focus
  • Regrowth and thickening of hair – possible color return
  • Increased collagen and elastin for better skin appearance
  • Fading of age spots and reduction of sagging and wrinkles
  • Deeper sleep
  • Sharper night vision and overall eyesight
  • Improved cholesterol profile
  • Better mood and emotional state
  • Reduced feelings of depression
  • Enhanced libido, sexual functions, performance, and pleasure
  • Lower blood pressure levels
  • Speedier wound healing
  • Improved immunity and quicker recovery times from illness
  • Better temperature regulation – reduced sensitivity to changes
  • Increased cardiac output and exercise capacity
  • Stronger nails

As you can see, the benefits of HGH therapy for men impact the entire body.

Side Effects of HGH Therapy for Men

You should only use HGH therapy for men if you have a verified growth hormone deficiency as shown by blood test results. By adhering to this policy, you should not experience any side effects of HGH injections.

Unfortunately, there are those individuals who believe that since HGH improves lean and fat mass ratios, they can use this treatment to bulk up their muscles. That is not the case. HGH therapy does not have benefits for those people who have normal levels of growth hormone in their bodies.

The most likely cause for HGH side effects is increasing growth hormone levels too high. You should not have that problem when working with an experienced hormone specialist.

The most common (although rare) side effects of HGH therapy are:

  • Pain in the joints, nerves, or muscles
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fluid retention and swelling in the extremities
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes

If you do notice any side effects from HGH, your doctor will likely lower the dosage until the symptoms disappear. After that, the hormone physician will gradually increase the dosage, allowing the body to adjust itself naturally.

Please contact our hormone clinic for additional information. Consultations are confidential and free of charge.

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