Treating growth hormone deficiency has been a highly-debated topic between scientists, with many voicing concerns regarding the adverse side effects associated with HGH therapy. Until the late 1900s, HGH was the only known treatment for hypopituitarism (also called GH deficiency) had been shown to cause serious complications when administered in high doses.
In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug sermorelin acetate for treatment of GH deficiency and has since been used by many aging men as a tool to help reverse the unpleasant side effects of hypopituitarism.
HGH is an abbreviation for human growth hormone, a naturally-produced hormone that stimulates cell reproduction in both males and females. This hormone is mass produced by the body during periods of rapid growth like adolescence.
As the body ages, the pituitary gland releases less HGH, and the body begins to exhibit signs of aging such as wrinkles, muscle loss, weakness, fatigue, and sexual problems. HGH also refers to human-made growth hormone, which is used both legally and illegally around the world to treat certain conditions and as a performance-enhancing drug.
Unlike, other treatments for growth hormone deficiency, HGH has been shown to cause serious health implications such as infertility, cancer, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, joint pain, edema, and high cholesterol. Due to adverse reactions seen in clinical trials, HGH supplements the Food and Drug Administration banned HGH treatments for all but a handful of medical issues.
Additionally, most major sports leagues have also chosen to ban this drug since it’s considered to be a “performance enhancing drug.” Use of HGH supplements is dangerous and isn’t recommended unless they are prescribed by a medical professional.
Sermorelin is a synthetic peptide that stimulates the pituitary gland to increase the natural production of growth hormone. Since its discovery in 1970, sermorelin therapy has been used successfully in numerous clinical trials to treat the symptoms of hypogonadism and hypopituitarism. In 1997 the Food and Drug Administration approved Sermorelin as a treatment for people with hypopituitarism.
Unlike HGH, sermorelin has few adverse symptoms; this is because sermorelin causes the body to produce GH naturally. Most men report a noticeable difference in symptoms of low GH after only three months of therapy.
Sermorelin has been shown to promote increased bone density, better muscle, and joint health, reverse weakness caused by aging, and decrease risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
Since its introduction to the medical field, many men with hormone deficiency have found it to help manage secondary conditions such as osteoporosis, loss of muscle tone, fatigue, and weight gain.
Other reported benefits of sermorelin therapy are more restful sleep, a stronger immune system, and a better sense of overall wellbeing. Many testosterone replacement therapy patients also find sermorelin to be a helpful addition to testosterone replacement therapy since it decreases the likelihood of certain side effects.
Renew Vitality is a trusted health center for men who are exhibiting signs of hormone insufficiency. We have ten centers across the US to deliver superior treatment for men who are battling low T and GH levels.
Our providers strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible and will work with you to create an effective lifestyle plan and hormone regimen to help you manage the symptoms of hormone deficiency.
Patient health is our number one priority at Renew Vitality; this is why our providers require blood work and a physical exam to examine the full scope of your physical health. During the initial appointment, our providers will perform a physical exam and ask a few questions about your overall health history and lifestyle.
Patients are asked to submit a blood sample 48 hours their exam so we can have an accurate analysis of your hormone levels before we go forward with treatment.
After a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will discuss treatment options and work with you to develop a lifestyle plan to help your body produce more hormones naturally. If you think you may be experiencing the signs of hormone insufficiency, please schedule a consultation with our care team today.
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