Any ethical medical practitioner will tell you that when it comes to making a decision as important as whether or not to take growth hormone injections, you must take a look at all of the “pros and cons.” This is common sense when considering any kind of surgery or medical procedure, and not just weighing the risks versus the benefits of human growth hormone (HGH) injections.
Before we discuss the relative pros vs cons of growth hormone injections for men and women, let’s take a moment to learn a little about human growth hormone, and why it is so vitally important to your health and fitness. HGH is primarily responsible for all the processes related to cellular growth and metabolism. As such, it is HGH that triggers the many biological transitions that take place as we grow from children into adults. As you might imagine, that means when we are young our HGH levels are very high. Have you ever watched children running around a playground, and said to yourself, “why can’t someone find a way to bottle some of that energy?” Someone has, and they have made it available as human growth hormone injections!
HGH levels are at their peak when we are young, and then start a steady decline in our late 20s, and early 30s. That decline accounts for most if not all of the troubling symptoms we think of as growing old, such as:
Tiredness and fatigue
Mood swings, irritability and cognitive issues
A lack of strength and vitality
Decline in the ability to build muscle
Sexual wellness issues
Growth hormone injections are a clinically proven, safe and effective way to return your growth hormone levels to what they were when they were at their highest, and you looked and felt your best.
What Are the Pros of Growth Hormone Injections For Men?
There are so many well documented benefits or “pros,” of growth hormone replacement injections for men. The positive effects of growth hormone injections include:
Loss of belly fat
Increased energy and vitality
Increased ability to build lean muscle
Improved libido and sexual performance
Improved cognition and memory
What Are the Pros of Growth Hormone Injections for Women?
Women share many of the same pros of growth hormone injections as their male counter parts. Both men and women can experience increased energy and more effective weight loss from growth hormone injections. Both men and women taking HGH injections also receive the benefit of a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Some pros of growth hormone injections specifically for women may include:
Improved mood and a reduction of other menopausal symptoms
Decreased vaginal dryness and improved libido
Healthier skin and reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles
Stronger, healthier hair
How Do I Get the Most Positive Results From Growth Hormone Injections?
We help to make sure that you get more pros than cons from your growth hormone injections, by specifically tailoring your HGH replacement therapy to your specific needs, goals, and lifestyle.
We also ensure that your experience with growth hormone remains mostly positive by using only well-known name brands of prescription growth hormone, from licensed US based pharmaceutical companies such as:
Humatrope by Eli Lilly
Genotropin by Pfizer
Norditropin by Novo Nordisk
Saizen by EMD Serono
Omnitrope by Sandoz
Are There Any Cons to Growth Hormone Injections?
It would be wonderful if we could say there were absolutely no cons to growth hormone injections. Like any medical procedure, HGH injection therapy has both pros and cons, but we are confident, that for most patients, the pros will outweigh the cons of growth hormone injections. When weighing the pros vs the cons of HGH replacement, the two main cons that most people want to take into account are cost and possible side effects. Let’s look at each.
A prescription for growth hormone injections could be expensive. A typical course of growth hormone therapy could be anywhere from $600 to $1500 or more per month. That may sound like a lot of money, but when you weigh the cost of growth hormone injections, against the cost to your health and quality of life of not having growth injections, usually you will see that the cost is justified by the results. Also, there are ways that you can work with your practitioner to try to keep the cost of your growth hormone injections as affordable as possible for you.
As to side effects, like any drug or medical procedure, HGH does have some possible side effects. A lot of emphasis needs to be placed on that word “possible.” All drugs, even over-the-counter medications, can have possible side effects. HGH is approved for prescription therapy by the FDA. Once the FDA approves a drug that means it has determined that its use as indicated is “generally recognized as safe.” However, this is also why, any FDA approved drug must legally come with a laundry list claiming any and all possible side effects. The inserts you find in any medication, and the long disclaimers in any drug advertisement listing those side effects is mainly there to protect the pharmaceutical company from liability, and should not be taken as any kind of indication that you will experience such side effects.
Like any approved drug, HGH is regarded as “generally safe,” by the FDA. However, like all drugs it must legally list any possible side effects. Some of the more general side effects that have been reported from growth hormone injections are:
Inflammation at the injection site
Some of the less common side effects of HGH shots:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Increased insulin resistance
Swelling in the arms and legs (edema)
Joint and muscle pain
For men, enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia)
Dry skin and hair
Ear congestion or ear infections
Fluid retentions, “bloating, and weight gain
Some of the infrequent or rare possible side effects of growth hormone injections include:
Swelling of extremities
Unusual tiredness or weakness
Skin rash or itching
Nausea and vomiting
This is by no means the entire list, and it is not meant to scare you. In reality most growth hormone replacement patients have a very positive experience and run the course of their growth hormone therapy with little or no side effects.
Pros of HGH Vs Cons of HGH Injections
By now, we hope you have come to realize that the many pros of growth hormone therapy far outweigh any possible cons. As you can see the cost of growth hormone injections can be dealt with, and the risk of side effects are minimal. Weigh that against the pros of:
Increased ability to burn fat and build muscle
Healthier skin and bones
Once you weigh all of the pros and the cons, the decision of whether to take growth injections or not, should be a pretty easy one to make.
Stick With the Pros of Growth Hormone Injections!
If you want to make sure to maximize the pros, and minimize the cons related to growth hormone injection therapy, then you need to stick to the “pros” – as in professionals!
Who you get your prescription growth hormone injections from, can make a very big difference in your experience being a positive or negative one. At our clinics, we are dedicated to making your patient experience with prescription growth hormone injections therapy, the very best it can be.
We take the time to get to know each of our growth hormone therapy candidates as individuals. We then tailor your HGH prescription to your unique goals and lifestyle.
Our practitioners not only know the pros of growth hormone therapy, we are well aware of the potential cons, and know how to watch for any side effects, catch them early, and adjust your dosage accordingly.
At our hormone replacement center, we also realize that one of the cons of HRT can be cost. We will work with you to develop the most cost effective growth hormone treatment plan for your needs as well as your budget.