What Is Growth Hormone Therapy?

What Is Growth Hormone Therapy?

For many years, growth hormone therapy was most frequently used to treat children who hadn’t grown properly due to a deficiency, or who were afflicted with certain genetic disorders. In recent years, studies have shown that adult men can benefit from this therapy as their own growth hormone levels begin to decrease with age.

Growth hormone is just one of numerous hormones secreted by the pituitary gland, and its purpose is to stimulate cell reproduction. As a prescription medication, it takes the form of sermorelin acetate, a synthetic alternative derived from a segment of the peptide chain that makes up the natural growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). Because it was made to be a “bioidentical” peptide to GHRH, sermorelin is able to encourage the pituitary gland in the same way to produce more GH naturally. It has also proven to be a more affordable, and much safer, treatment option than human growth hormone (hGH), with much less risk of side effects.

Sermorelin is administered through injection, and once treatment begins, a man will need one dose daily. It’s recommended that the injection be given in the evening, either 30 minutes before or after eating, or before going to bed. This dose will stimulate the pituitary gland more effectively during sleep.

Growth hormone therapy in adult men has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, as well as the body’s ability to burn fat and recover from injuries. Heightened levels of cognition and memory can also be experienced after undergoing growth hormone therapy. One very important factor for older men is increased bone density. In addition to these benefits, men can also experience a heightened sex drive, which can be especially helpful for men as they age.

Do you want to regain some of your youthful vim and vigor? Growth hormone therapy is just one of several treatments we offer! If you’d like to know more, contact the professionals at NuMale Medical Center today!