What Is the Correct Dosage for Growth Hormone Injections?
Growth hormone therapy is specifically prescribed on an individualized basis. There is no standard dosage for growth hormone injections. Your prescription for growth hormone injections will be based on your height, weight, age, gender, lab results, individual needs and lifestyle.
Doses of injectable HGH are measured in “IUs” or International Units. Your HGH injection therapy is titrated, slighted adjusted, after you begin therapy. The prescribing physician will start you out at the closest effective dose, after careful analysis. 85% of the starting doses fall between 1.0 - 2.0 IUs per day. After 6 to 8 weeks you will have some labs repeated and the prescribing physician may change your starting dose, if needed, to the best possible dose for you.
Additional lab testing will be required every 3 to 4 months thereafter to ensure the medication’s dose is maximized for results while ensuring there are no side effects.
What Are the Top 8 Growth Hormone Injections?
There are several brands of injectable HGH available. Prescription hormone injections differ mainly by their IUs (dose) and delivery methods. Here are the Top 8 brands of HGH legally available in the US:
Are There Different Types of Human Growth Hormone Injections?
There are several brands, ways to store and to inject HGH legally available and approved in the United States. However, there is only 1 type of human growth hormone injection known as Somatropin (rDNA origin). Some manufacturers offer multi-use injectable pens, single use injectable pre-loaded syringes or vials that require reconstitution.
The various manufacturers brands of HGH also differ by the dosages available in their injection kits and differ mainly by their IUs and delivery methods, in addition to ratings of quality. All of the HGH name brands produced by US based pharmacies are considered “high quality” growth hormone.
How Safe Is Growth Hormone Treatment?
When taken under proper medical supervision, growth hormone therapy is very safe. All of the US FDA-approved human growth hormone medications are created by Pharmaceutical Company’s and have been clinically tested and monitored for years. This results in a synthetic form of HGH that is virtually indistinguishable, bio-identical, on a chemical and molecular level, from the growth hormone naturally produced by your body.
Because the growth hormone used in growth hormone injections is practically an exact duplicate as the GH that is normally produced by your pituitary gland, when used correctly, it is no more dangerous a substance, than the HGH that is normally released by your pituitary gland.
How Does Growth Hormone Therapy Work In the Body?
Growth hormone is primarily produced and secreted by the pituitary gland. Once released, growth hormone triggers the liver to release an enzyme called IGF-1 (Insulin Like Growth Factor - 1). IGF-1 enters the body cells and stimulates lipolysis, or the conversion of fat into energy.
The exact mechanism of action of growth hormone is not 100% understood, however, we do know that it does not act directly on the cellular tissue it is “telling” to grow. Rather, it stimulates the liver and other organs to produce and release another hormone known as insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1. IGF-1, and similar compounds are the chemical messengers that actually cause cells to divide and tissues to grow.
How Long Does Growth Hormone Treatment Last?
Growth hormone therapy is usually prescribed for a minimum period of six months. Over the course of those six months, you will gradually see an improvement of your symptoms. Since HGH treatment is so individualized, it is hard to say how long your results of growth hormone therapy will last. However, we can say that if you are happy with the results you’ve achieved, keeping the benefits is largely up to you.
By continuing your HGH therapy into 8th and 9th month will help lock in those benefits. After the 9th month you should talk to the prescribing doctor to discuss whether or not you should continue. In addition, those HGH therapy patients who make lifestyle changes, and commit to a regimen of diet, fitness and exercise after therapy, will have much longer lasting results, then those who slip back into their bad habits.
How Much Does Growth Hormone Treatment Cost?
How Can I Increase Growth Hormone and Testosterone?
The surest, safest and most effective way to boost your levels of growth hormone and testosterone is via hormone replacement therapy. However, there are some ways that you may be able to naturally boost your levels of these critical hormones. You can increase your HGH and testosterone levels by:
How Do Doctors Test for Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults?
Does Human Growth Hormone Affect Sperm Count?
Does Human Growth Hormone (HGH) burn fat?
Can Growth Hormone deficiency be cured?
The answer is no. We do not like to speak of cures when we talk about growth hormone deficiency, but it can be treated.
The most effective treatment for growth hormone deficiency is growth hormone replacement therapy. There are many benefits of growth hormone replacement therapy. Some of the many benefits of growth hormone injections include, but are not limited to:
What types of needles are used for Growth Hormone injections?
When is the best time to inject Growth Hormone?
As for children, many doctors recommend at night just before bed. This way it becomes part of your nighttime routine, and you are not under pressure to do it in the morning when you may be rushing to get to work, or have your mind on other things.
For adults, the best time to inject is as soon as you awake in the morning. Your body is “cleanest”. Your sugars, carbohydrates, and cortisol are at the lowest levels and will allow for the maximum release of IGF-1.
Ideally, chose a calm, well-lit area to administer your HGH injection, with a flat clean surface area to place all of your growth hormone injection supplies. Be sure no one, or nothing in the area will disturb you, so that you can completely concentrate on properly administering your HGH injection.
When to test for Growth Hormone deficiency?
If you think that you or a loved one is experiencing the common signs and symptoms of low growth hormone or growth hormone deficiency, such as:
You should see your doctor to have a comprehensive endocrine lab panel tested for possible growth hormone deficiency.
How to administer (Human) Growth Hormone injections?
Growth hormone injections come in kits. As each kit could be different, your doctor or nurse practitioner will provide you with the exact step-by-step procedure to mix and administer you growth hormone injections. However generally speaking, the steps to administer a growth hormone injection are:
Where do I inject Growth Hormone?
It is not hard to learn how to give yourself growth hormone injections. Your physician, PA, or nurse practitioner will make sure you are thoroughly trained on how to prepare and administer your growth hormone injections.
Growth hormone injections are given subcutaneously, SubQ, or just below the skin. Most people prefer to give the injection in the belly, using a tiny insulin needle, but can be injected anywhere there is fatty tissue.
Where to get Human Growth Hormone Injections?
The only way to legally obtain Human Growth Hormone (HGH) injections is with a doctor’s prescription. A prescription for growth hormone injections will only be given to patients who are legitimately suffering from a growth hormone deficiency, or GHD. A physician can only properly diagnose GHD after reviewing Lab results and an in-person Physical Exam.
This is the only way you can achieve the many benefits that growth hormone therapy offers. Please be aware that ANY product that you see for sale on the internet, advertised in “muscle magazines,” or even on the shelves of a vitamin store, claiming to be HGH, or contain growth hormone, cannot legally contain any actual human growth hormone (Somatropin rDNA injectable).
When should I stop my Growth Hormone treatment?
When should someone start Growth Hormone treatment?
There is no right time or wrong time to start growth hormone treatment. Whether you are an adult or a child, you should seek medical advice as soon as you believe you may be experiencing the signs and symptoms of a growth hormone deficiency. As with any therapy or medical procedure, the earlier you detect the problem and intervene, the better the outcome. This is particularly true of children with growth hormone deficiency.
The first sign of a growth hormone deficiency in children is failure to achieve growth and/or maturity milestones.
In children and adults other signs of growth hormone deficiency include:
What tests are needed before Growth Hormone treatment can be prescribed?
What are some potential side effects of Growth Hormone treatment?
Growth hormone treatment is typically very safe. Most patients experience little or no side effects while on growth hormone therapy. However, it is possible that with any prescribed medication or medical procedure there may be an occasional side effect.
The most common, but not limited to, reported side effects of HGH therapy are:
These and other noted side effects of growth hormone therapy are rare.
Any side affects you may experience usually subside in a few weeks. Typically, a simple adjustment to your growth hormone dose or once your body adjusts to the growth hormone injections these potential side effects dissipate. If you continue to experience any side effects, after some changes, you must stop the therapy and contact the prescribing physician immediately.
What are the benefits of human Growth Hormone Treatment?
Human Growth Hormone (HGH rDNA Somatropin Injectable) replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for growth hormone deficiency in children, and those adults that demonstrate a deficiency, impairing IGF-1 production.
Growth Hormone, GH, is one of the most important hormones in your body. GH is responsible for cellular growth, regeneration and cellular metabolism. It is instrumental for your body to use and process energy in order to maintain normal metabolic processes. Therefore, it plays a critical role in just about every biological process. If you are not releasing adequate bursts of GH throughout the day, as you might imagine, all of those processes slow down, or become otherwise impaired.
The benefits of HGH replacement therapy for people with growth hormone deficiencies are many. In children, growth hormone therapy can help them grow more normally, and possibly achieve full stature.
In adults, Growth Hormone replacement therapy:
What is the best age to start Growth Hormone treatment?
What causes Growth Hormone deficiency in adults?
What are normal Growth Hormone levels in adults?
What is the function of the human growth hormone?
What is the treatment for Growth Hormone deficiency?
The safest and most effective way to treat a medically diagnosed growth hormone deficiency is with a doctor’s prescription for HGH replacement therapy. A specific program and dose would depend on your height, weight, age, gender, lab results and the physician’s evaluation.
HGH is also known as Somatropin (rDNA origin). Growth hormone therapy is given via injections. Any other method of delivery such as pills or powders, that claims to be growth hormone therapy, is not. This is why prescription growth hormone therapy is the safest, and the most effective treatment for children or adults with GHD.
What are the symptoms of Growth Hormone deficiency?
Growth hormone deficiencies can occur in adults or children, as well as some of the signs and symptoms.
Signs and symptoms for growth hormone deficiency include:
What is Growth Hormone deficiency?
What Is the Best Low Testosterone Therapy?
Does Insurance Cover Testosterone Treatment?
Can Any Doctor Prescribe Testosterone Injections?
How Long Does Low Testosterone Treatment Take?
How Do I Administer Testosterone Injections?
Testosterone injections are intramuscular, which means that they are given into the muscles. The very vascular muscles that reside in the “glutes” or “buttocks” is the most common injection site. The needles used to deliver low testosterone treatments are slightly larger than the ones diabetics use to deliver insulin, due to the thickness of the testosterone. Once you are taught and understand how to give yourself your testosterone injections, you will find them easy to do, and quite painless.
You will need clean sterile needles for each and every testosterone injection. Never re-use needles. Swab the area of injection with alcohol prior to injecting. Wear rubber gloves, if you are injecting someone else. It’s important to ensure there are no air bubbles in the syringe when you inject the medication. Do this via a process called aspiration:
How Quickly Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy Work?
Who Qualifies for Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
How Do I Get Testosterone Injections From My Doctor?
How Much Does Testosterone Therapy Cost?
How Often Do You Need to Take Testosterone Injections?
How Do I Get a Prescription for Testosterone Injections?
When Do You Need Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
What Is the Normal Dose for Testosterone Therapy?
What if Testosterone therapy doesn’t work?
What Happens When You Stop Testosterone Therapy?
If you stop testosterone therapy before your prescribed program, you would slip back to having low testosterone symptoms for the same reason why you were prescribed the therapy in the first place. Once you have successfully completed your course of testosterone therapy, you will be evaluated to see if you need to continue. Usually once you begin testosterone therapy, you would stay on it, unless otherwise directed by the prescribing physician.
If you do not need to take a “break” from your testosterone therapy, maintaining the proper diet, exercise and other lifestyle counseling, will help you to keep your testosterone levels as high as possible and sparingly maintain the improvements you have made.
What is the Best Size Needle to Use for Testosterone Injections?
What Are the Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy?
When properly prescribed and taken with on-going medical supervision, testosterone therapy is generally regarded as safe. However, as with any prescription medication, there are some possible side effects to testosterone therapy. Though rare, testosterone therapy side effects can include:
What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Therapy?
One of the first benefits of testosterone therapy that men notice is an improvement in their sex lives. There are many ways beyond sexual performance that testosterone therapy can help improve your overall quality of life. In addition to increasing the libido, and having a positive impact on cognition, testosterone therapy also:
Where Do I Get Testosterone Injections?
What Does Testosterone Therapy Do for You?
One of the first, and most satisfying benefits reported by most men who start testosterone therapy, is an increased sex drive and improved sexual performance. Besides improving your love life, some of the other major benefits of testosterone therapy for men include:
What to expect from Testosterone Therapy?
Where Are Testosterone Injections Given?
What Are Testosterone Injections Used For?
When Should Low Testosterone Levels Be Treated?
As with any medical condition, the sooner you begin treatment, the better your outcome and quality of life will be. Therefore, you should begin testosterone therapy as soon as you feel that the symptoms of low-T are negatively impacting your life. In general, the symptoms of low testosterone are:
What Is the Treatment for Low Testosterone Levels?
Where Do I Go For Low Testosterone Treatment?
How Low Does Your Testosterone Have to Be to Need Treatment?
Where to Get Tested for Low Testosterone?
Is There a Test for Low Testosterone?
What Are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?
The signs and symptoms of low testosterone, also known as Low-T include:
What Questions Should You Ask Your Doctor About Low Testosterone?
If your doctor finds that you are suffering from low testosterone or if you think that you might be suffering from low testosterone, the main thing you want to know is the cause for your deficiency. Some of the causes can come from a serious disease or condition, such as cancer, that can cause a drop in testosterone output. However, most of the time, Low-T is simply age related. If you are dealing with age-related Low-T, you will want to ask your doctor:
What Causes Low Testosterone?
What is Testosterone Therapy?
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