Should I Expect Results From Growth Hormone Therapy?
Have you heard about the thousands of men and women your age benefiting from growth hormone therapy? If you have, then maybe you have also been wondering, “Exactly what kind of results and benefits should I expect from growth hormone therapy?”
For men or women who are suffering from adult onset, or age-related growth hormone deficiency, growth hormone therapy can return quality of life to them. Growth hormone is vital to most of the body processes that are related to vitality, strength and fitness. If you are a man or woman over the age of 40, and are feeling weak, depressed, are putting on weight, and are unable to build lean muscle even while exercising, there is a good chance you could benefit from growth hormone therapy.
The very nature of successful growth hormone therapy requires individualized treatments. Therefore, no two people’s experience with growth hormone therapy will be identical. Your results will be tailored to meet your unique goals and lifestyle. However, for anyone suffering from a growth hormone deficiency, growth hormone therapy has a remarkable number of positive benefits.
What Are the Benefits of Growth Hormone Therapy?
The known medical benefits of growth hormone therapy break down into 4 major positive impacts on growth hormone deficient patients.
1. Body Composition
Being overweight, out of shape or even obese, is basically a factor of body composition, which is dependent on Body Mass Index, or BMI. BMI is your ratio of body fat to lean muscle. Adults with low levels of growth hormone have BMIs that usually measure in the obese category. At the very least, even if they do not statistically meet the numbers for obesity, people lacking adequate growth hormone will have more fat than lean muscle. Once you begin growth hormone therapy you can expect this all to change. Growth hormone therapy improves your ability to build lean muscle by increasing protein synthesis. Once you build more muscle, your metabolism will increase, your ability to burn fat will increase, and your fat to muscle ratio will tip in the opposite direction. The newer, leaner you will also:
Have more energy
Have increased stamina
2. Lipid Metabolism
As mentioned in the first benefit of growth hormone therapy, growth hormone replacement improves your ability to burn fat, also known as lipid metabolism. Once your lipid metabolism increases you can expect results from growth hormone therapy such as:
A reduction in belly fat
A reduction in cholesterol levels
Improved sexual function
Drop in insulin resistance
3. Bone Health
Growth hormone therapy has been shown to strengthen bones, improve bone health, and combat the bone loss typical of osteoporosis, particularly in post-menopausal women. With an improvement in age-related bone loss, your risk of fractures and other bone related injuries as you get older will drop significantly. With such a reduction in risk, you can continue to do the physical activities you love, without fear of a dangerous, or even life threatening injury.
4. Cardiovascular Function
The benefits of increased muscle mass and increased ability to burn fat that result from growth hormone therapy, combine to significantly improve your cardiac health. This is why many refer to HGH as the fitness hormone. Improved ability to exercise, better oxygen profusion, and improved cardiac function, have all been noted as positive effects of growth hormone therapy. Improved cardiac function not only improves you quality of life, and lessens your risk of a cardiovascular incident such as stroke or heart attack, the improvements in blood flow also:
Improve sexual function
Improve skin health
When Can I Expect to See Results from Growth Hormone Therapy?
Again, since growth hormone therapy is given on a very individualized basis, results do vary. However, many patients say they start to see improvements in strength and energy in as little as two weeks. You can expect to see the kinds of positive benefits to growth hormone therapy as described above in about six months. You can expect milestones over the course of your growth hormone therapy.
Month One – After about one month of growth hormone therapy you should expect to see increases in vitality and energy. You should also start to see:
Improved ability to focus and concentrate
Reduction of belly fat
Month Two – After completing two months of HGH replacement this is when you will really like who you see in the mirror. Belly fat will be significantly reduced, you will appear more toned. You skin will appear healthier. In addition, after two months of growth hormone therapy you should expect to see:
Improvements in eye sight, particularly night vision
Improved libido or sex drive
Three to Four Months – As you enter your third and fourth month of growth hormone therapy, in addition to continued improvements in strength and vitality, this is when you will have started to significantly improve your bone health. While stronger bones may be difficult to see, you may notice increased flexibility, and less joint pain. In addition, at this time in your growth hormone therapy you should see:
Reduction of PMS symptoms (pre-menopausal women)
Reduction of minacious symptoms (menopausal and post-menopausal women)
Improved erectile function (men)
Five to Six Months – Once you are close to completing your first course of growth hormone therapy in months 5 and 6, you will start to experience all of the many positive benefits listed above of growth hormone replacement therapy.
Is There a Downside to Growth Hormone Therapy?
Like any kind of therapy or medical treatment, growth hormone therapy is not without some risk. However, the many positive benefits you will get from HGH replacement far outweigh the risk of any possible side effects. To not take a recommended prescription for growth hormone therapy, because of fear of side effects would be a very poor decision. If you have been diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, and require growth hormone therapy, and refuse, there is only one way to go, and that is downhill.
If you refuse hormone replacement therapy, your symptoms of growth hormone deficiency will only increase. On the contrary, if you work with your doctor to achieve the many positive affects you can expect from HGH replacement, you will have made a wise decision indeed!
What you can expect from growth hormone therapy is:
Increased ability to burn fat and build muscle
Healthier skin and bones
Where Should I Get My Growth Hormone Therapy?
Any doctor can prescribe growth hormone therapy. But, if you want to achieve maximum results, your best bet is to work with a skilled and experienced HGH replacement center.
With dozens of high-profile celebrities swearing by its anti-aging effects, so-called “HGH doctors,” are springing up everywhere. Do not make the mistake of going to some clinic that has just joined the bandwagon, offering cheap HGH therapy, with little or no experience in the field. Many of these clinics offer a cookie cutter approach. But, as we have said throughout this article, effective growth hormone therapy is never “one size fits all.”
If you want get the most you can expect from your growth hormone therapy, you want to work with a specialist who has a proven track record in administering growth hormone therapies.
At our treatment centers, our doctors and staff are dedicated professionals with years of experience in treating the problems of age-related hormone decline. Your growth hormone therapy will be tailor-made to suit your individual needs and wellness goals. At our clinics, you will always be treated as an individual, and never like just another number on a prescription pad. When we get to know you as a person, we can prescribe the best hormone replacement therapy for you, one that uses the lowest effective dose for you needs, which helps to minimize any possible side effects related to growth hormone therapy.
We also only use the very highest quality bioidentical hormones available, sourced from reliable local pharmacies. This is another way we are committed to providing all of our patients the safest and most effective growth hormone therapy possible.