What Can HGH Therapy Treat?

Your hormones are at the heart of who you are. They play a role in every single body function that you have. For example, hormones play a role in helping you grow to a certain size. If your body does not have a sufficient amount of hormones, you may need to have HGH therapy to help your body function as it should.

Your body has a number of glands that create hormones. However, your pituitary gland is the gland that controls them all. Not only does it control what other glands do, but it also is responsible for producing the hormone that leads to growth.

Your pituitary gland is located in the brain, right below your hypothalamus. It produces hormones in response to messages from the hypothalamus. HGH plays a role in things like how tall you become and whether or not you are able to build bones and muscle mass. It is crucial for you to have normal growth and development.

There are a number of genetic factors that can cause the body to produce insufficient amounts of human growth hormone in children. Some adults have suffered damage to their pituitary gland, and this leads to hormone deficiency in adults.

Why Use Human Growth Hormones

HGH is key to growth in children. But it’s also involved in other body processes, including bone density, a person’s mood, and their muscle mass. The human growth hormone assists your body in processing protein and makes it easier for your body to break down fat. It is this hormone that helps your body turn fat into the energy that you need for tissue growth.

The amount of growth hormone that you have in your body throughout the day fluctuates. The more physically active you are, the more of the protein is present. Other factors that can influence the amount of HGH that you have in your body are the number of hours you sleep every day, your blood sugar levels, and how much stress you are under.

Human growth hormones affect the way that other hormones in your body work. If there is just a small change in your body’s hormone levels, your entire body can be affected. When a person has too little HGH, it can result in them having a short stature. And it can even lead to dwarfism.

How HGH Therapy is Administered

The most common way that HGH is administered in adults and children is via injections. Depending on the severity of the deficiency, it can be administered multiple times a week or on a daily basis. Bioidentical hormones are designed to mimic the behavior of natural hormones in the body.

HGH treatments are prescribed by a doctor. This prescription is given after blood tests have been carried out to see if the hormone is actually needed. While a person is getting treatments, they will have additional blood tests to determine if the treatments should be increased or decreased.

Get In Touch with Us for More Information

Are you interested in learning more about what HGH therapy can treat? If so, feel free to make an appointment with The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana. At our convenient locations in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, we look forward to discussing ways that this treatment may be able to help you improve your quality of life. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!