How to Get a Prescription for HGH
HGH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that plays a key role in growth, metabolism, body composition, and a range of other important bodily processes. Human growth hormone (HGH) is available in the U.S. with a doctor’s prescription. HGH injections increase your body’s levels of the hormone to help repair and renew cells, and slow down the aging process. People with HGH prescriptions can benefit from increased energy, improved fat metabolism, restful sleep, and many other improvements to their health and overall well-being.
How can you get a prescription for HGH? One of the doctors at our HealthGAINS clinic in Aventura explains further.
What is an HGH Prescription?
HGH is commonly prescribed for children and adults who have been diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency and other conditions that cause short stature or “stunted growth.” HGH is also prescribed for adults who may be suffering from side effects related to low levels of HGH such as low energy, low sexual libido, weight gain, and mood swings.
HGH prescriptions are administered as injections at a doctor’s office, health care clinic, or in the privacy of your home. HGH products that are sold online and in vitamin stores in pill, powder, or liquid forms are not legitimate HGH products and do not contain real HGH. This hormone cannot be sold legally in the U.S. without a doctor’s prescription—meaning any HGH you see outside of a doctor’s office is most likely counterfeit or illegal. These products may also be dangerous and contain additives and harmful ingredients that put your health at risk.
HGH prescription medications are available under a variety of brand names that contain the active ingredient somatotropin, which is the scientific name for growth hormone. Some of the most common brand names for HGH prescriptions include:
All of these formulas are injections, but they vary in dose, cost, and method of preparation and use. For instance, some HGH prescriptions involve the use of traditional medical syringes, while others come in disposable injection pens that already contain the proper dosage amount. Your doctor will determine the right HGH prescription for you based on your personal preference, lifestyle, and health needs.
What are the Benefits of an HGH Prescription?
HGH injections are available at HealthGAINS as a hormone therapy for adults. An HGH prescription offers a range of benefits that help adults restore vitality and energy, as well as improve or reverse certain health conditions related to aging.
An HGH prescription can:
- Help you increase lean muscle mass while burning higher amounts of fat
- Increase your energy levels and vitality
- Help you sleep more deeply and restfully through the night
- Improve your cognition and combat age-related cognitive decline
- Increase your sexual libido and enhance sexual performance
If you are feeling sluggish, mentally cloudy, or are experiencing difficulty with losing excess weight, consult with one of our Wellness Advisors at HealthGAINS about how an HGH prescription can benefit you.
Who Needs an HGH Prescription?
An HGH prescription from HealthGAINS can benefit any adult over 40 who may feel tired, depressed, and unfit despite their efforts to exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, and get plenty of sleep. HGH therapy is shown to promote the building of lean muscle and improve fat metabolism so people can lose excess weight and become healthier and leaner.
Here are common signs of growth hormone deficiency that indicate you may need an HGH prescription:
- Muscle loss
- Fat gain
- Weakness and fatigue
- Poor quality sleep
- Mental cloudiness
- Cognitive problems
- Sexual health issues
- Poor skin health
If you have been gaining weight or experiencing problems with losing excess weight even though you’ve been practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors, you may need an HGH prescription. One of our doctors at HealthGAINS can perform an evaluation to determine if you could benefit from HGH therapy.
How Can You Get an HGH Prescription?
HGH is a prescription medication just like antidepressants, opioids, insulin, and other medications that require a physician’s prescription. The only way you can get a prescription for HGH is if you have a valid medical need for this growth hormone. Before your doctor can legally prescribe HGH, you must undergo testing and evaluation to confirm that your HGH levels are low and that you need this therapy to increase your HGH levels and achieve improved health.
Before prescribing HGH, your doctor will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and conduct one or more blood tests. These steps are necessary to check your current HGH level and rule out other health conditions that may be causing symptoms of low HGH. Your doctor will evaluate the results of all your tests before writing you an HGH prescription.
Find Doctors Who Specialize in Hormones
Any medical doctor who is licensed to write prescriptions can write you a legal prescription for HGH. However, it may be in your best interest to find a doctor who specializes in hormones and hormone therapy so you can receive an HGH prescription that best suits your unique situation and personal health needs. An experienced, qualified doctor who specializes in hormone therapies can be trusted to prescribe HGH and may even recommend additional hormone therapies that benefit your overall health and well-being.
All the hormones in your body interact with one another and work together to help you maintain high energy, high sexual libido, and to ward off serious chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Doctors who specialize in hormone therapy can perform a full evaluation of all your hormone levels to determine whether you should combine HGH with other hormone therapies. For instance, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can restore estrogen or testosterone levels using hormones that mimic your body’s natural hormones. Many patients who work with doctors who specialize in hormones can often benefit from receiving other hormone therapies in addition to HGH.
Tips for Finding Reputable Doctors Who Prescribe HGH
How can you find reputable doctors that will prescribe HGH? First, look for clinics that offer other hormone therapies such as BHRT, thyroid hormone therapy, and sermorelin therapy. The doctors who work at these clinics have a full understanding of how hormones work and interact with one another, and can make sure your symptoms and health can be improved with HGH. Doctors who specialize in hormones can also prescribe the right doses of HGH and customize your treatment regimen so you can gain the maximum benefits from treatment.
Here are other tips for finding reputable doctors that will prescribe HGH:
- Ask your primary care physician for a referral to a doctor who specializes in hormones.li
- Search online for doctors who offer a range of hormone therapies in addition to HGH.
- Look for clinics that offer BHRT and other safe, effective forms of hormone therapy.
- Confirm that the doctor is trained or certified in hormone therapy. Information about the clinic’s medical staff can often be found on the “Bio” or “About” page of the clinic’s website.
- Make sure HGH and other hormone therapies are customized for each individual patient and that the clinic doesn’t use a “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment.
- Ask how long the doctor has been practicing hormone therapy and how often they prescribe HGH to other patients.
- Choose a doctor or clinic that offers a free consultation so you can ask questions and learn more about HGH therapy.
- Choose a doctor that will follow up with you about your HGH therapy and update or change your prescription as needed.
HealthGAINS has an office located in beautiful, sunny Aventura just outside the heart of Miami. Many of our patients fly in from around the world to benefit from our many hormone and treatments, including HGH therapy.
Request a free consultation with a Wellness Advisor at HealthGAINS or call us at (305) 912-8828 to learn more about our many available hormone therapies.