These recent years are years of boosting health and beauty treatments. Hormone replacement therapy is one of those treatments. And among the specific hormones that are popularly sought to be replaced in the human body today is the HGH or the human growth hormone.
Basically, human growth hormones are the ones responsible of children's growth. But of course, that is just until the time that they can still grow. Apart from that, HGH is also involved in many other body functions.
This hormone can increase both bone and muscle strength. It can also increase your energy level, reduce your body fats and even increase your sexual power. Not only that, it can also improve your heart, kidney and immune system functions.
Unfortunately, your human growth hormone level decreases as you grow older. At age 60 or 80, your HGH level could well be four of five times less than when you aged 20. With this decrease in number of the growth hormone comes the increase of discomforts brought about by the negative effects of the deficiency.
Included on the list of what you can experience if your HGH level is below normal are decreased energy level and increased body fat. It can also cause the weakening of your bones and muscles. At some point it may also bring you sleeping problems, anxiety and fatigue.
At this point, hormone replacement therapy comes in to the picture. By replacing the lost or unproduced growth hormone, its level is set back to normal. This allows the hormone to perform efficiently its set of body functions apart from the growth function.
HGH deficiency can also happen at birth. It can either be caused by mutated genes or by a damaged pituitary gland. Either way, this can result to an abnormal growth rate, short stature and delayed puberty of children. These effects can extend into adulthood and this is probably the reason why HGH treatment was initially allowed only for those children with growth problems.
Recently however, the importance of HGH to improve health had caught the attention of many. But then, if you are unable to provide proof that your purpose of injecting HGH into your body is purely of health or medical reasons, then you will sure be prohibited to take the treatment. In a way, this ensures the safety of the patient which gives you enough reason to consult a physician first before administering the HGH replacement.
If you think that you really need hormone replacement therapy, take note of this: HGH is not for everybody. Though it can help you overcome some of the effects of aging, it is possible that it may not be safe for you to take the treatment due to some medical considerations. That is why it is very vital that you really seek the aide of an experienced and competitive physician to make sure that it could produce help and not risks on your health.