If you are looking for Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy, no doubt you are concerned about the cost of HGH therapy, and wondering if there is a “right price” to pay for growth hormone?
Growth hormone, or HGH, is a critical hormone. It regulates many of the body’s most important processes. In children, growth hormone stimulates or regulates all of the processes that allow a child to mature into an adult. Even once you are fully grown, you never “outgrow” you need for HGH.
Growth hormone is intimately related to your metabolism and your ability to burn fat. Do you ever wonder why, that when you were a teen, you could eat an entire pizza, and still remain lean and trim, and once you are over 35, it seems you simply look at a piece of chocolate cake and it goes right to your belly or thighs? This is because when you are young, your HGH levels are very high. Once you are in your 20s your level of HGH drops significantly. The older you get, the more your HGH drops. Many of the symptoms we think of as “just growing old” — fatigue, putting on weight, sexual health issues – are really impacts of low HGH. In some adults, declining HGH levels do not have a great impact. However, in others, the slow loss of growth hormone as you age leads to adult onset, or “age-related growth hormone deficiency.”
Age-related growth hormone deficiency can be treated with growth hormone therapy. The only way to receive authentic growth hormone therapy, is to see a doctor and have your HGH levels tested. If your HGH blood tests finds that you are HGH deficient, your doctor will give you a prescription for growth hormone. Real growth hormone can only be legally purchased with a doctor’s prescription, which causes some people concern about the costs of growth hormone therapy.
What Is the Cost of Not Having HGH Therapy?
If you are considering growth hormone therapy, it is impossible to have a discussion about the cost of HGH therapy, without taking into account the “cost” of NOT having HGH therapy. There are costs involved in having growth hormone therapy, there is no getting around that. But, when considering the costs of a prescription for HGH, what you really need to do, is weigh the benefits of HGH therapy vs its costs. When you do that kind of cost vs benefit analysis, growth hormone therapy almost always comes out to be a worthwhile investment in your health and improved quality of life.
The actual cost of growth hormone therapy varies greatly. Depending on your growth hormone prescription, and your individual needs and lifestyle, you could expect to pay anywhere from 500.00 to 1000.00 or more per month for growth hormone therapy. Men usually require a lower dose of HGH than women, so men do tend to pay less for growth hormone therapy.
If you have health insurance, it is possible that your insurance company may pay for all or some of your HGH prescription. Even if you have to pay entirely out of pocket for your HGH therapy, there are ways you can work with your growth hormone therapy provider, to keep your costs down. However, if you are suffering from a growth hormone deficiency, when you consider the “cost,” of not having growth hormone therapy, you will realize that you should not let the cost of HGH be the deciding factor in choosing to take it or not.
The “costs” of not having HGH therapy, go beyond the “costs,” to your health. In the long run, it may cost you more money not to have growth hormone therapy. If you think of all of the negative conditions that HGH therapy can prevent or reverse, such as: high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis – and how much money you would spend on doctor’s visits and medications to treat these conditions, you can easily see how growth hormone therapy can actually save you money in the long run!
Is there an Alternative to the Cost of Growth Hormone Therapy?
The most effective way to treat age-related growth hormone deficiency in adults is with prescription growth hormone therapy. However, in some cases, there is a lower cost alternative to HGH therapy, which may help. It is known as Sermorelin.
Sermorelin therapy can be a lower cost alternative to growth hormone therapy. It is not right for all people who are suffering from age-related GHD, and it will still depend on your blood tests for growth hormone. Depending on the results of your HGH test, your doctor could conclude that you are a candidate for Sermorelin therapy rather than growth hormone replacement therapy.
Sermorelin stimulates your body to produce more HGH. If you are only slightly HGH deficient, Sermorelin therapy, along with a doctor prescribed regimen of diet and exercise, could be enough to raise your level of HGH, and negate your symptoms of HGH deficiency. Over time, Sermorelin injections can save you a significant amount of money over prescription HGH injections, but only your doctor can decide if Sermorelin alone can treat your particular condition. In fact, in some patients, doctors will combine HGH therepy with Sermorelin Therapy.
Why Do Some Clinics Charge So Much for HGH Therapy?
The cost of HGH therapy can vary by as much as 750.00 per month to over 5000.00 per month. Many things can influence the cost of growth hormone therapy. Everything from the type of HGH they prescribe, to their level of competence of their staff and the location of their offices, can influence the cost of HGH therapy. Like anything else, be a wise consumer when shopping for your HGH therapy. The old adage, “you get what you pay for,” applies to health services as well, but here, you do not want to “cut corners,” and possibly compromise your health and safety. In other word, do not choose a HGH clinic simply because they are the cheapest, without examining their track record for safety and efficacy. Cost really should be the last factor when deciding on where to get your HGH therapy. First and foremost is you want a clinic that is skilled and experienced in the delivery of HGH therapy.
What Should be Included in the Cost of Your Growth Hormone Therapy?
Remember, when evaluating the costs of HGH therapy, you have to consider that what goes into the cost of growth hormone therapy is more than just the cost of the HGH. The price of the HGH prescription may be the lion share of the cost, but other things factor into the cost of your therapy, such as blood tests, follow-up doctor’s visits, perhaps some additional nutritional supplements. Make sure when you get a quote for the monthly fee for growth hormone therapy, you know exactly what you are getting.
Is Growth Hormone Therapy Covered by Insurance?
People always wonder if the cost of growth hormone therapy is covered by insurance. The simple answer is: “yes,” “no,” and “maybe.” If that sounds a little confusing, it was meant to be so. That is because there really is no definitive answer when it comes to health insurance covering, or denying, a claim for growth hormone therapy.
The FDA has approved the use of growth hormone therapy for actually only two conditions: for growth hormone deficiencies resulting in arrested development in children, and for the loss of muscle that occurs in HIV/AIDS patients. When it is prescribed for either of these uses, it is covered by medical insurance.
While it is safe to do so, and there are well-documented studies proving the efficacy of HGH therapy for age-related HGH loss, the FDA still consider such prescriptions “off-label.” That does not mean it is unsafe, or in any way illegal for your doctor to use an FDA approved drug “off-label.” It just means that the FDA has yet to complete the stringent clinical trials proving that particular drug is effective in treating that particular condition. Sometimes your insurance company will still pay for an “off-label” prescription of HGH, if your doctor can prove that you have a “medical need” for the prescription.
Are There Ways to Save Money on Growth Hormone Therapy?
With all we have discussed so far about the cost of growth hormone therapy, the good news is, that there are ways to lower the cost of growth hormone therapy. One way we mentioned earlier is perhaps you can qualify for an alternative therapy such as Sermorelin.
Many of the pharmaceutical companies that produce the name brand HGH injections, offer discount programs for patients who need HGH, but do not have health insurance.
Beyond that, your doctor will work with you to keep your HGH therapy within your needs and budget. You doctor will start out with the lowest dose of HGH he or she believes will be effective for you. Beyond that, as part of your HGH therapy, you will be introduced to diet, fitness and other lifestyle changes, all designed to help naturally raise, and maintain a healthier level of HGH.
The bottom line is this: if you feel you need HGH therapy, do not ignore your symptoms because you think you cannot afford HGH therapy. Contact us today, and find out more about the real costs of HGH therapy.