We provide growth hormone replacement therapy and testosterone replacement therapy for men and women.
Growth Hormone Therapy
Growth hormone deficiency usually results from the destruction of normal pituitary and/or hypothalamic tissue from a tumor or surgical and/or radiation therapy. Reduced growth hormone is also linked to the inevitable aging process and will naturally diminish over time.
Growth hormone deficiency may be associated with significant changes in body composition, bone density, lipid metabolism, cardiovascular function, and physical well-being. Additionally, individuals with decreased growth hormone levels may have affected sleep patterns and decreased immune system function.
HGH therapy is recommended for adults if, after adequate laboratory testing and appropriate evaluation an individual is diagnosed with HGH deficiency and a doctor believes that a patient could benefit from HGH replacement therapy.
What is the human growth hormone?
HGH replacement therapy has been shown to help patients lose and maintain their weight. When we are younger, growth hormone is produced naturally in the pituitary gland. Natural growth hormone plays a major role in the growth of both children and teens.
Our growth hormone supports our body’s regeneration and stimulates the growth of cells in the muscles, bones, brain, and vital organs. Growth hormone also assists our metabolism, as well as regulates the health of the body fluids and heart function.
Later in life, our body slows down its production of the growth hormone.
With the help of human growth hormone replacement therapy (HGH Therapy), both men and women can improve their strength, energy, and immunity levels.
Benefits of HGH Therapy
How can HGH replacement therapy improve your body’s healthy function?
Patients who receive the treatment can enjoy the following improvements:
- improve their muscle mass and strength, with the help of periodic, doctor-recommended levels of exercise;
- help patients lose and keep off weight;
- improve skin health to help counter signs of aging;
- rejuvenate organ health, restore bone density, and promote the production of bone marrow;
- lower cholesterol levels;
- balance testosterone levels;
- better immune system function;
- improve patient’s mood and stress levels;
- restore the patient’s healthy sex drive;
- improve mental clarity;
- support healthy sleep quality.
Every patient’s Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy will be tailored to their unique body and the HGH-related issues they would like to address.
Testosterone Therapy in Hypogonadal Men
Testosterone is a vital hormone for men. As men age, testosterone levels gradually decline in a process known as andropause or late-onset hypogonadism. Approximately 480,000 new cases of testosterone deficiency are diagnosed each year in the United States.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can reverse unwanted effects. Effective methods of testosterone replacement include gel application and injection therapy. All men on testosterone replacement therapy must be closely monitored for prostate health, red blood cell counts, and testosterone levels in the blood.
How will I know if my testosterone is low?
If testosterone levels fall men may feel tired, low in mood, and can develop hot flushes. Weight gain and a loss of muscle strength can also occur. These ‘symptoms’ can often be quite vague and difficult to recognize.
Testosterone deficiency may result in:
- decreased libido or sexual interest;
- poor or no erections;
- impaired energy levels;
- loss of muscle mass & strength;
- decreased bone density.
Much more specifically, if the testosterone levels are much lower than normal, men usually notice a loss of or difficulty in achieving normal erections on waking up in the morning, a fall in sex drive (loss of libido), and difficulty in maintaining erections strong enough for masturbation or sexual intercourse. If testosterone levels are low for a prolonged time, this can cause breast swelling (gynecomastia), thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), and an increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The blood test to measure testosterone levels
It is important that this particular blood test is performed in the morning. Testosterone levels are at their highest early in the morning, and this is when the blood test can be performed accurately. The results should only take a few days to be fully processed in most areas.
What is the normal level?
A normal level of testosterone is usually considered to be between approximately 9 – 30 nmol/L (nanomoles per liter). A level below 8 nmol/L is considered to be low and the blood test should be repeated. If it is low on 2 occasions taken at the right time of the day, then men will usually benefit from starting testosterone replacement therapy.
How do I know if the treatment is working?
If men start TRT their testosterone levels will have to be checked on a regular basis to ensure a normal level is achieved. Most people start to feel better within a few weeks of treatment, but it may take at least 3 months to obtain a steady level in the bloodstream and to feel the full effects of treatment. If testosterone replacement therapy does improve a man’s symptoms following treatment for testicular cancer then it can be continued indefinitely.
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