Sermorelin acetate was approved by the Food and Drug Administration or FDA for the treatment of children, but physicians also prescribe it to treat growth hormone deficiency in adults.
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Even though you are no longer growing, your body still needs growth hormone. This hormone that is so important is a protein that the pituitary gland produces. It enters the bloodstream and regulates the health of your muscles, your bone density, the way in which your body collects fat and the lipoproteins in your cholesterol.
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When you have a growth hormone deficiency, your body tends to have more of the bad cholesterol than the good cholesterol.
Low-Density Lipoproteins: Low-density lipoproteins are commonly known as the “LDL” lipoproteins. We know this lipoprotein to be the “bad” cholesterol that can lead to a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries.
High-Density Lipoproteins: High-density lipoproteins are the “good” cholesterol because they grab cholesterol from parts of your body and take it back to the liver. The liver can then eliminate this excess cholesterol.
Triglycerides are fats that your body stores as future sources of energy, but a growth hormone deficiency leads to an increase of these substances. An increased level of triglycerides is dangerous because it causes several heart diseases.
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Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone
Growth hormone-releasing hormone is the hormone that stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and then release growth hormones into the bloodstream. It is a hormone that is produced within the hypothalamus. In addition to stimulating the release of growth hormones, this hormone also plays a role in memory, the amount of food that is eaten and sleep.
After growth hormone is released, it goes to most of the cells in the body where it controls and metabolizes growth. Then, growth hormone stimulates the production of another growth factor known as “insulin-like growth factor” that helps control growth and metabolism.
Sermorelin is a synthetic version of the growth hormone-releasing hormone that the body makes.
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Children and Adults with Growth Hormone Deficiency
Children with growth hormone deficiency fail to grow at a normal pace, and they remain relatively small.
In adults with growth hormone deficiency, the hypothalamus doesn’t produce and release as much growth hormone. This results in decreasing bone and muscle mass and an increase in body fat. The person begins to feel tired, and his or her quality of life tends to be lower.
Sermorelin acetate has been used to treat this condition, and it has caused the pituitary gland to produce and secrete growth hormone.
The Cause of Human Growth Hormone Deficiency
The most common cause of human growth hormone deficiency is damage to the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland. The damage may have been caused by a tumor or the surgery or radiation therapy that was performed to treat the tumor. Also, your pituitary gland may not have received a sufficient amount of blood to function properly. Sometimes, there are injuries to the pituitary gland, and this causes growth hormone deficiency.
The Age-Related Cause
Like with many other things, our levels of human growth hormone decrease as we age. By the time you were 40, you had less than half the amount of human growth hormones that you had when you were in your 20s. Treatment with Sermorelin can help you if your human growth hormone levels are not low for other reasons.
Symptoms of Human Growth Hormone Deficiency
If you have been diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, you may be experiencing the following symptoms:
- Differences in the composition of your blood
- A reduction in bone density and an increased number of fractures
- Less strength and energy
- Less lean muscle mass
- The inability to tolerate hot and cold
- A lower libido
- Depression and anxiety
- Excess body weight especially in the midsection
Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency
Sermorelin acetate has been approved for age-related growth hormone deficiency. The recommended Sermorelin dosage is 0.2 to 0.3 mcg. of the synthetic hormone that is to be injected before you go to bed every night.
Because you will be applying these injections before you go to sleep, your body will have the opportunity to increase its production of human growth hormone while you sleep. Although this hormone can be released throughout the day in small numbers, the majority of it will be released while you are in REM sleep.
Sermorelin increases the amount of growth hormone that leads to the following:
- Increases the density of your bones
- Regenerates your nerve tissues
- Helps you recover from injuries
- Promotes the repair of injuries
- Strengthens your cardiovascular system
- Improves your libido
- Strengthens your immune system
- Improves your bone and mineral density
- Improves your muscle mass
- Improves memory and cognition
- Increases your energy levels
- Increases your body’s ability to burn fat
Benefits of Sermorelin Therapy on Your Physical Appearance
These injections work wonders on your outward appearance as well. They will make your skin appear as if you had plastic surgery. It will be tight, supple and plump, your wrinkles will be less pronounced, and your skin will not sag as much as it did before the treatment. Your body will benefit as well because your metabolism will be higher. This will mean that you will finally be able to lose those last few pounds of weight.
Benefits for Your Overall Health
The injections will also benefit the inside of your body. People often experience an increase in libido, an increase in energy levels and an increased state of well being. They notice that they are losing body fat and gaining lean muscle mass as well as an increased amount of strength. Your joints and your connective tissues will also be strengthened. People also notice that their physical performances have improved and that their immune system is functioning better.
If you suspect that you may be suffering from or have been diagnosed with human growth hormone deficiency, we want to help you manage your symptoms.
Contact us at (305) 682-1818 to set up an appointment to determine if human growth deficiency is your issue, and what a customized plan from HealthGAINS can help with.