Growth Hormone Optimization
When an adult has a growth hormone deficiency, it increases their risk of developing a range of serious health conditions. This is why growth hormone optimization (HGH) is so important.
At Optimized Health, we offer this treatment to help those suffering from this deficiency take control of their body and maintain their health.
What is growth hormone deficiency?
Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, an important gland at the base of the brain that influences almost every part of the body.
Growth hormone also regulates body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, and mental function. When an individual has a growth hormone deficiency, it means that their pituitary gland cannot make enough growth hormone for the body’s needs.
This can result in a variety of medical problems; however, growth hormone replacement very often improves most symptoms of this condition.
Medical dangers of growth hormone deficiency
Adults who have a growth hormone deficiency have an increased chance of developing abnormal body composition, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and reduced energy. In addition, fat tends to be packed on more easily, especially around the abdomen.
The deficiency causes decreased muscle strength and endurance to work out. Bones are also weaker, with an increased chance of developing osteoporosis later in life. Adults with growth hormone deficiency also experience a higher overall cholesterol level in blood.
Symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency
- Central weight gain
- Difficulty to lose weight
- Anxiety and depression
- Dry skin
- Not feeling as yourself
- A decrease in energy
- A decrease in endurance
- The desire to avoid social situations