You are facing a critical time in your life. Finally, there is some freedom to live how you want but the downside is you are facing aging symptoms. You are too young for that, you think.
Fortunately, there are options today to help restore hormone levels to a natural balance and relieve symptoms of conditions like andropause and menopause. The type of treatment you get depends on your personal hormone levels.
Human Growth Hormone
Human growth hormone (HGH) is one of the your body’s most important elements. As a child, this hormone came out of the pituitary gland in large quantities to help you grow, gain thicker bones, and develop muscle. It also contributed to your critical thinking skills, good metabolism, loads of energy, and reproductive organs.
Now, you are at a middle-age where your natural production of growth hormone is starting to slow down. That wouldn’t be so bad except it feels like it has dropped too much, too fast. Now, you have sleepless nights, sweats, mood swings, headaches, no energy, and erectile dysfunction.
Those who have an unnatural decline in HGH production due to illness, environmental causes, or injury, can get growth hormone replacement therapy. Clinics require a prescription, so you must go to a doctor for a consult and a blood test. Those whose test shows they have an unnatural decline in human growth hormone will be given a prescription for HGH therapy.
Two Therapy Choices
There are two ways to go once you get a prescription for human growth hormone therapy. There is traditional therapy and bioidentical HGH therapy. The process of injecting replacement medications remains the same. The difference is in the products used.
Differences in Traditional and Bioidentical HGH
Traditional growth hormone replacement therapy can use either a synthetic version of the hormone or a bioidentical version. The synthetic hormones are made in a lab. They may contain natural or bioidentical hormones, but may not.
Bioidentical or natural hormones are made from plant and animal sources and the term “bioidentical” refers to the hormones in the medication being chemically identical to those produced in your body.
While bioidentical hormones are not synthesized in a lab, they are still processed commercially. Although there is heavy marketing favoring bioidentical hormones, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said bioidentical or natural hormones aren’t any safer or more effective than those used in traditional hormone therapy.
However, those who make bioidentical hormones claim their products have other advantages over traditional products. They can be easier customized for individual needs in non-standard doses. A test of your saliva can determine your exact hormonal needs where the medication can be custom designed.
Humatrope is an injected bioidentical hormone for the growth hormone. Its generic name is somatropin. Humatrope has been used to alleviate children facing HGH deficiencies for years but can also be used to alleviate aging symptoms in adults who also face an HGH deficiency. It is considered to be highly effective as a hormone replacement.
Humatrope is to be used under an experienced doctor’s care who can diagnose and manage patients with hormone deficiency. You will need to go through a fundoscopic exam routinely before your first treatment to rule out pre-existing papilledema. The injection is done to the back of the arm, stomach, buttock, or thigh. Injection sites will be rotated.
Treatments using Humatrope will include small doses at first, especially for geriatric patients. This is to avoid and watch for adverse reactions. The risk for side effects increases with age. Women sometimes require higher doses and those taking an oral estrogen pill will almost always require a higher dose of Humatrope.
Doses will need to be done daily. They will either be given in a non-weight based or weight-based regiment. Non-weight based therapies begin with a small dose to see how it works and reactions before it is adjusted every one to two months. Weight-based therapies start with an extremely lower dose and doses are increased based on individual patient requirements with maintenance varying greatly from person to person.
The type of human growth hormone replacement you choose for your therapy is a big decision, as is the type of therapy routine you decide to use. These are things to research and discuss with your doctor and your HRT team before settling on a final choice. Much of your choice may rest on how you react to the medication, so there could be some adjustment after therapy starts.
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