Ongoing research continues to show great promise for the use of HGH for AIDS patients. Areas that tend to suffer the most are body composition, quality of life, and emotional well-being. As the HIV/AIDS virus attacks the body, it destroys the immune system, tissues, and muscles, and impacts emotional health and outlook.
Great strides have been taken with medications to improve the symptoms of HIV/AIDS. However, there is still much to do, and the side effects of some treatment options can cause further issues.
Patients with the AIDS virus often develop elevated levels of the following:
- Blood sugar
- LDL and total cholesterol
- Triglycerides (fats)
Whether resulting from or contributing to these issues, increased visceral fat deposits in the abdomen and trunk further increase the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and heart attacks. The muscle wasting often seen with AIDS increases the risk of early mortality.
Weakened immune systems, whether from the virus itself or the anti-HIV medications, can further complicate the situation. Frequent illness continues to weaken an already weak body, impacting overall health and quality of life.
The use of growth hormone for AIDS patients can potentially reverse all the above. HGH plays a significant role in balancing blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Human growth hormone helps improve body composition, energy, sleep, and mood.
One of the most important benefits of HGH therapy is the impact it has on decreasing the viral load when used with anti-HIV medications. In previous studies, HGH was found to increase the size and function of the thymus gland. This organ located beneath the breastbone produces naïve T-cells that can then increase CD4 cell counts. HGH improves thymus gland size and functions through its role in stimulating cellular regeneration. By promoting the liver to secrete insulin growth factor 1, HGH brings about the production of its own mediating hormone IGF-1.
HGH and Weight Loss in AIDS Patients
Accumulated pockets of fat in the abdomen increase crowding of the internal organs, and therefore the heart. Excess weight also puts a further strain on the heart, causing it to pump harder to get blood flowing. Increased abdominal fat puts a person at risk for further complications that can include cardiovascular disease (CD) and coronary heart failure (CHF). With both low HGH levels and HIV/AIDS, a person may find decreased energy reserves. The body must use more energy to power its increased bulk. With the administration of HGH for AIDS patients, the metabolism gets the signals it needs to convert food into fuel rather than fat. The results of this action include:
- Increased energy to better food metabolism
- Mobilizing and utilization of stored fat for additional energy
- Loss of accumulated abdominal fat
- Improved lean to fat mass ratio
- Decreased breast size
- Reduction of buffalo hump
- Increased exercise capacity thanks to enhanced energy
The combination HGH AIDS treatment can help improve cardiovascular benefits through loss of visceral fat, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and increased energy.
HGH and Muscle Loss in AIDS Patients
Loss of lean muscle is as significant an issue as fat retention for patients dealing with low levels of HGH and AIDS. As the body loses muscle tone and tissue it becomes weaker. Since growth hormone promotes cellular production, the body loses not only muscle tissue, but also bone density. Joint pains, weakness, and an increased risk of fractures and osteoporosis interfere with overall quality of life.
Not only does HGH directly impact IGF-1 production which is critical for cell reproduction, but it also stimulates testosterone secretion. Testosterone also helps to support muscle growth and bone mineral density. AIDS-related wasting contributes to early mortality, so using HGH for AIDS patients can help reverse the muscle loss. By strengthening bones and increasing energy as we previously discussed, HGH also helps improve exercise capacity. Being able to engage in exercise further strengthens the heart and the body.
Other benefits of HGH for HIV/AIDS patients include:
- Improving appearance by reducing the signs of wrinkles and skin sagging through better elastin and collagen production
- Decreasing depression, stress, anxiety, and irritability
- Enhancing mood, sense of humor, positive outlook, and feelings of well-being
- Strengthening brain functions including cognitive processing, concentration, memory, and learning
- Improving hair growth and thickness
Contact our hormone clinic for more information about HGH and AIDS. Our medical advisors provide cost-free, confidential consultations to adults throughout the US.