Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Anti-Aging and Medical Research
Human Growth Hormone is the only age-reversing drug to pass FDA approval and used for adult growth hormone deficiency by Age Management Physicians, Hormone Specialists and Anti-Aging Medicine Doctors. HGH or Somatropin for Injection, is not specifically used for anti-aging treatments, bodybuilding, athletics or weight loss - but rather for adults suffering from symptoms due to hormonal decline, imbalance or deficiency.
Placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical experiments have shown HGH to help alleviate many of the signs and symptoms caused by aging. This has prompted many patients of physicians who have been successfuly providing Growth Hormone Treatments to refer to HGH as a wonder drug, miracle drug, or fountain of youth drug. Although Human Growth Hormone is not expressly prescribed by physicians for anti-aging, more than 43,000 medical studies have been published on HGH and the beneficial effects growth hormone therapy can have on aging adult men and women. HGH builds muscle, boosts sexual desire, burns fatty tissue, strengthens bones, improves mood and sleep.
Cost of HGH Therapy
HGH injections were once so rare it had cost over $10,000 per dose. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that a synthetic version was made which exactly duplicates human production of GH. The form of HGH that is identical in molecular structure to that of the human body is known as Bio-Identical. Finally in 1990 HGH was medically demonstrated to literally reverse the aging process and help fight the signs and symptoms of aging.
Published in the New England Journal of Medicine (July 5, 1990) Dr. Daniel Rudman, MD summarized, “The positive effects of six months of human growth hormone on lean body mass and adipose-tissue mass that were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10-20 years of aging.”. It is this benchmark HGH study that promulgated the aura that human growth hormone could be the Fountain of Youth or Miracle Drug for anti-aging.
HGH and the Aging Process. The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable. Anti-Aging Physicians, Endocrinologists and Age Management Doctors now realize that with hormone replacement therapy using HGH injections some aspects of aging, andropause and menopause symptoms can be prevented or reversed.”
Human Growth Hormone and FD-Approval. This opened the door to much more research internationally, but it wasn’t until 1996 that our FDA allowed HGH to be used for adults within the US. Here we have the ultimate “fountain of youth”. Human Growth Hormone is “proven” to:
HGH and The Science of Life Extension & Longevity
Human GH has been used successfully to extend the lifespan and relieve the discomforts of cachexic (wasting-away) cancer patients. There are anecdotal testimonies of cancer patients who “healed” spontaneously while using HGH.
Also since the late 1990’s HIV+/AIDS patients who are cachexic (wasting away) have successfully used HGH injections to successfully prevent their rapid demise.
In addition to the benefits listed above, researchers have had success improving congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, osteoporosis, kidney failure, obesity, menopause, muscular dystrophy, bleeding gastric ulcers, and nocturia (night-time urination often related to an enlarged prostate).
Some researchers believe it best to begin checking your IGF-1 levels in your 30’s and consider HGH treatments at reduced levels and frequency, especially if you have lower levels for your age. Perhaps it is better to prevent disease, rather than try to reverse it.
Medical Uses for HGH (Human Growth Hormone - Somatropin)
Growth failure in children, associated with GH deficiency and growth failure related to chronic renal insufficiency, and Turner syndrome.
Adults with GH deficiency related to pituitary disease or damage. People with the wasting (cachexic) syndrome associated with cancer, HIV/AIDS.
Medical Contraindications for HGH
Subjects with acute, critical illness due to complications following open heart or abdominal surgery, other traumas or acute respiratory failure.
Subjects with closed epiphyses; sensitivity to benzyl alcohol (preservative); evidence of neoplastic activity (treatment should be completed before beginning HGH).
Potential Side-Effects for HGH
Side effects that are usually associated only with high doses of HGH(above 7ius’ daily) include: swelling (esp. hands & feet), musculoskeletal discomfort (pain or stiffness), carpal tunnel syndrome, cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), acromegaly (gigantism), increased insulin resistance, gynecomastia (painful breast swelling [men too]).
Subjects with diabetes should be closely monitored and may need to adjust insulin dosage.