50,000 adults in the U.S. have HGH deficiency
6,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
For adults who have deficiency, injections of human growth hormone can:
- Increase exercise capacity
- Increase bone density
- Increase muscle mass
- Decrease body fat
HGH is a small protein that is made by the pituitary gland and secreted into the bloodstream. HGH deficiency can occur at any age.
In 90% of adults, HGH deficiency is a result of benign tumors called pituitary adenomas, commonly diagnosed in patients in their 30s or 40s. Rare causes of adult GHD include diseases such as sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, histiocytosis, and hemochromatosis.
Symptoms of Adult HGH Deficiency include:
- Increased fat, especially around the waist
- Decreased muscle mass
- Thinning bones
- High cholesterol, especially LDL
The effects of HGH deficiency can mimic signs of aging. A treatment plan consisting of a daily injection of FDA approved HGH.
A single measurement of GH in the blood is not useful because the release of GH from the pituitary gland only occurs intermittently. A variety of tests are used for the diagnosis of GH deficiency.
Call our offices today to schedule a consultation with the doctor to see if this treatment plan is right for you!