Although there is no way to stop the aging process completely, what if it was possible to at least slow it down? Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in the pituitary gland for the purpose of sustaining the tissues and organs of the body. But, similar to testosterone, HGH also gradually declines with age. In an effort to combat HGH deficiencies in some adults, some doctors might recommend the use of a synthetic HGH.
Are the potential benefits of HGH worth the possible side effects? It’s one of the most important considerations that you’ll face when considering any new medicine. So, prior to agreeing to anything, such as HGH treatments, you’ll want to confirm that the medicine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to the FDA, HGH that has been FDA-approved can be legally prescribed for any of the following conditions: “hormonal deficiency that causes short stature in children, long-term treatment of growth failure due to lack of exogenous GH secretion, long-term treatment of short stature associated with Turner syndrome, adult short bowel syndrome, adult deficiency due to rare pituitary tumors or their treatment and muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS.” (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_204.html)
Indeed, HGH can have several positive benefits on men’s health if it is properly administered by a qualified physician. For instance, HGH works to promote the synthesis of new tissues and aids in muscle repair. Some other potential benefits include:
• Improved sleep
• More energy
• Stronger bones
• Improved heart and kidney function
• Increase exercise capacity
• Increase muscle mass
• Decrease body fat
Similar to many other medications currently on the market, there are some known risks associated with HGH treatments that can be serious. From an increased risk of cancer to an elevation in cholesterol, HGH does carry some possible long-term side effects. In healthy adults, HGH can also contribute to carpel tunnel syndrome, arm and leg swelling, pain in the joints and muscles, and even breast enlargement. Based on these side effects in healthy adults, HGH treatments continue to be scrutinized by many in the medical community and tightly regulated by the FDA.
What about Sermorelin?
According to Action Men’s Health, Sermorelin is “A safe, legal, and affordable way of getting the benefits of HGH are Sermorelin, a growth hormone releasing hormone. It is approved for medical use and works by stimulating the pituitary gland to increase natural production of growth hormone in a safe and natural manner. Thousands of men have effectively used Sermorelin to get the benefits of HGH. Bloodwork testing proves that Sermorelin has the same effects as HGH on the body, and patients report significant improvement in their symptoms while using it.”
Action Men’s Health provides physician-directed testosterone and HGH therapy. The group is led by Dr. Frank J. Welch, MD, a board certified Preventive Medicine Specialist, who focuses on improving patient health by addressing the underlying causes of age-related issues, not just treating the symptoms.
Disclaimer: The author of this article does not claim to be a medical expert, and any medical information presented herein does not constitute medical advice. Further, this not intended as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.