Getting older can cause changes that men and women do not like. Some of the problems that one may experience as a result of age-related biological changes are:
- Loss of muscle
- Reduction in energy
- Diminished cognitive function
- Mood changes, including but not limited to depression
- Reduction in sex drive
- Loss of sexual vitality
- Difficulty losing weight
There are many ways that one may improve their health in the face of normal aging. Healthy habits are always positive, but men and women may experience the considerable downsides of aging, even with discipline and self-care.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy is an option for those who want to see improvements in their health beyond their current goals. The body produces human growth hormone naturally, but natural stores of HGH may decline over time. As HGH in the body declines, one may have diminishing returns on the benefits that human growth hormone provides.
Human growth hormone therapy may be an effective remedy for a variety of aging-related health concerns. Contact HealthGAINS to learn more about HGH therapy today by calling (305) 682-1818. Human growth hormone therapy could help reduce certain unwanted symptoms of aging.
Can HGH Cause Joint Problems?
Rather than causing joint problems, HGH might improve joint health. Patients might see positive results from HGH injections in terms of:
- Range of motion in ankle joints
- Pain in ankle joints
Many patients do not experience any side effects from their HGH therapy, and joints are not expected to stiffen as a result of the treatment. Several joints in the body might cause someone pain, either because of natural aging or specific conditions.
Some conditions could produce such joint pain, including bursitis, gout, osteoarthritis, and tendinitis. Conditions such as cancer may also lead to joint pain.
Living with joint pain may limit one’s ability to exercise, work, and live a full life. Simply accepting that joint pain is permanent may not be necessary, though, with HGH therapy as an option.
If successful, HGH therapy could:
Reduce Joint Pain
If one experiences pain when they apply pressure to or flex a joint, they may be inclined to use that joint as little as possible. This inclination might lead the person experiencing pain to reduce their work hours, exercise less, and avoid activities that require physical exertion.
These limitations may significantly harm one’s quality of life. If HGH therapy can reduce the amount of joint pain that one experiences, it may be able to improve or completely restore a person’s quality of life.
Increase Joint Flexibility
Stiff joints may have a similarly negative effect on one’s quality of life as joints that cause pain. Stiff joints may:
- Make it difficult to perform otherwise simple, physical acts
- Cause one to walk at a slow pace
- Prevent one from engaging in several different forms of exercise (possibly harming one’s overall health as a result)
- Cause someone to live a less active life
Suppose human growth hormone is able to improve joint flexibility and overall joint health. In that case, the person who benefits may be able to engage in exercise, have fewer limitations when it comes to leisure activities, and generally feel less restricted. This may contribute to improvements in mental health.
The human body is prone to wear and tear. Stiff joints could be just one symptom of an athletic lifestyle. Human growth hormone therapy may be one way to combat stiff joints.
Can HGH Cause Muscle Problems?
Human growth hormone may be a treatment for muscle problems, not a cause. Some muscle-related problems that may arise in aging men and women include:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Muscle atrophy
- Less ability for the body to replace lost muscle
- Increase in the amount of fat in muscle tissue
- Decreased muscle tone
- Shrinkage of muscle fibers
Such changes in muscle development and preservation may lead to a number of consequences. Posture may become poor, workouts may become less productive in terms of muscle gain, and weaker muscles may impede movement.
Muscle growth may be one of the reasons why men or women may undergo human growth hormone therapy. HGH therapy may “increase muscle mass,” as well as decrease fat and enhance one’s ability to workout.
With this in mind, HGH therapy may be a beneficial therapy for those who:
- Have experienced a loss in muscle over time
- Have worked out consistently but cannot seem to improve their muscle mass
- Are having difficulty shedding fat and replacing it with muscle
- Are not happy with the loss of muscle that comes with aging
Though HGH may resolve other biological deficits from aging, these are some of the muscle-specific problems that human growth hormone therapy may target.
Those who receive growth hormones through a prescribed injection may not only experience growth in muscle mass but may also be able to workout longer, which may lead directly to even greater amounts of added muscle.
The benefits of added muscle may vary from one recipient of human growth hormone to the next. Improved self-esteem may be among the benefits that an HGH therapy recipient experiences if it improves their physical activity level.
Research indicates a correlation between physical activity and improvements in self-worth and self-esteem. Someone who values their physical wellness and appearance may find the ability to build muscle as beneficial to their self-image. Studies suggest that they are not alone.
Speaking with a HealthGAINS wellness professional may be helpful for those who are considering HGH therapy. Such a professional may explain the potential benefits of HGH while taking into account the patient’s specific personal circumstances.
Call HealthGAINS to learn more about HGH therapy today by calling (305) 682-1818.
How Quickly Does HGH Work?
Human growth hormone therapy may work on a different time frame for different recipients of the treatment. There may be multiple variables that impact how quickly HGH therapy might take to work.
Expected Outcome of HGH Therapy
The time it takes for HGH therapy to “work” may depend on the specific outcome that a patient is seeking. If a patient would like only moderate improvement in their health, then that result may come more quickly than those for someone who is seeking drastic improvements.
Speaking with a HealthGAINS wellness provider may allow a patient to:
- Understand where any hormone deficiencies originate from
- What a realistic expectation for hormone restoration is
- What visible and invisible outcomes they may expect
- How long it may take to achieve the desired outcomes of human growth hormone therapy
Together, a HealthGAINS wellness provider and the patient may establish and track their goals and progress.
No two patients who undergo human growth hormone therapy are identical. Importantly, they may have different biological characteristics that may affect how long it could take for HGH therapy to produce results.
For example, those experiencing the normal loss of HGH caused by aging might have a different time frame for results than someone with a condition such as hypopituitarism. This condition stems from dysfunction of the pituitary gland and may cause hormones’ underproduction throughout one’s life.
A person’s biological profile may be important to consider when projecting how long it may take for human growth hormone therapy to work.
The Age of the Recipient
Someone’s age might affect their health. Muscle recovery, bone strength, and mental sharpness might all diminish with age. Though everyone ages differently, a younger person may have different goals for HGH therapy. Their bodies may respond differently to therapy, and they may have different expectations when it comes to the speed of results.
In any case, prospective patients should speak with a HealthGAINS wellness provider about what to expect in terms of HGH therapy results. The provider may have access to health records and other details, which may help them provide as accurate an assessment as possible.
Without a personal context about their treatment, it may be difficult to state with any certainty how quickly the patient may expect results to come.
Does HGH Increase Testosterone?
Human growth hormone therapy aims not to increase testosterone but rather to increase human growth hormone. There are therapies available through HealthGAINS wellness providers to address low testosterone, which may produce symptoms that are similar to deficiencies in HGH. A patient may receive testosterone and HGH therapies simultaneously.
Testosterone serves an important role in human health and is present in both men’s and women’s bodies. Consider the following potential benefits of hormone therapy involving testosterone.
Improved Muscle Performance, Fat Loss, and Endurance
Researchers found that testosterone produced multiple positive results when used as a therapy in conjunction with human growth hormone therapy. These include that the:
- Simultaneous treatments improved the total lean body mass of observed patients
- The total fat of patients involved in the study decreased
- Trunk fat decreased as the result of simultaneous testosterone and human growth hormone therapy, in particular
- Lower body strength increased after therapy
- Upper body strength increased
- Subjects’ endurance during aerobic activity increased because of testosterone and HGH treatments
- There were only “modest and reversible” side effects of simultaneous HGH and testosterone therapies
These are noteworthy findings that support the integrity of using both HGH therapy and testosterone replacement therapy, when appropriate.
Improvements in Sexual Health
For men, declining testosterone may be the cause of sexual dysfunction. The specific sexual issues this may pose include decreased frequency of erections, infertility, and decreased desire to engage in sexual activity.
Experiencing sexual problems may also spawn other issues in a person’s life, such as:
- Emotional distance from romantic partners
- Loss of confidence
- Difficulty conceiving children
- Conditions such as depression
Therapies aimed at increasing testosterone levels may be a treatment for those experiencing one or more forms of sexual deficiency. Increasing HGH levels could also help with such issues.
Psychological and Cognitive Improvements
Problems stemming from low testosterone levels, such as sexual impotence and fat gain, could lead a person to become depressed. But low testosterone may also cause problems such as depression or cognitive fogginess in a more direct manner.
The capacity for low testosterone levels to affect physical, emotional, and cognitive health is another reason to consider speaking with a HealthGAINS wellness provider. They may prescribe human growth hormone therapy, testosterone therapy, or a combination of the two—depending on the patient’s personal hormonal needs.
Does HGH Increase Estrogen?
Every patient’s response to HGH therapy is unique. There is no way to say for certain whether receiving HGH injections could lead to an increase in a patient’s estrogen. However, such correlations could be irrelevant, as the intention of HGH therapy is clear: to increase human growth hormone.
A patient could choose to undergo estrogen replacement treatments if their biological profile shows that such steps could benefit their health.
Estrogen pertains to the following:
- “Regulating the menstrual cycle
- The reproductive tract
- The urinary tract
- The heart and blood vessels
- Mucous membranes
- Pelvic muscles
This list of estrogen-provided benefits underscores the importance of the hormone in women. The loss of estrogen over time or because of specific health conditions may lead to the following problems.
Difficulty with Sexual Reproduction
The biological role that estrogen plays in female development and reproduction means that estrogen deficits could make it more difficult for women to conceive children and carry them to term.
Estrogen plays a role in the development of bones. A lack of estrogen can cause bone loss. In addition:
- 50% of women aged 50 and older are statistically likely to break at least one bone due to loss in bone strength caused by osteoporosis
- Women already tend to have smaller and thinner bones than men, and loss of estrogen could weaken their bones even further
- Loss of estrogen can be directly correlated with bone loss and the heightened risk of breaking bones
Estrogen plays a critical role in the body. Patients may be advised to receive estrogen replacement therapy, perhaps in addition to HGH therapy.
Though estrogen may be most commonly associated with women as the “female sex hormone,” it is also present in the male body. Men also need a certain amount of estrogen to maintain hormonal balance.
A HealthGAINS wellness provider may examine estrogen levels and levels of other important hormones such as progesterone, testosterone, and growth hormone. Patients who are lacking adequate levels of estrogen may benefit from certain therapies provided by HealthGAINS wellness professionals.
Call HealthGAINS to learn more about the benefits of HGH therapy by calling (305) 682-1818.
How Much Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost?
The cost of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may vary from one patient to the next. Certain testimonials from HealthGAINS clients indicate that HRT may cost somewhere between $1,000 and $1,200 per month, though these figures may not apply to all patients.
A HealthGAINS wellness provider may consider numerous factors when providing an estimate for hormone replacement therapy. These may include:
- The specific health issue that a patient is trying to address through HRT
- The severity of the problem being addressed through HRT
- The duration which a patient plans to receive hormone replacement therapy
- The patient’s response to HRT, as they may pay less overall if they achieve the results they sought sooner than anticipated
A patient’s response to therapy could depend on unique biological factors, which a HealthGAINS wellness professional may consider when providing estimates for how long treatment may last and how much a patient may be charged for their HRT treatments.
The cost of HRT therapy must be weighed against the potential costs of conditions resulting from hormone deficiency. Some of the possible symptoms of under-producing growth hormone include:
- Gaining fat in unhealthy amounts
- Loss of energy
- Loss in bone density
These are just four of the possible health consequences that may arise from the body not producing sufficient growth hormone. A patient may consider that human growth hormone therapy may treat these symptoms. Then, a patient may consider that the accumulation of fat may cause:
- Heart disease and stroke
- Bone disorders
- Certain forms of cancer (such as breast and colon cancer)
Any of these possible consequences of sustained obesity may lead to premature death or severe disability. Then, consider the human cost of another possible symptom of HGH deficiency: depression.
Depression may cause a web of health complications, including:
- Constriction of blood vessels, which could eventually cause cardiovascular disease
- Heightened risk of suffering a heart attack
- Insomnia, which may have its own negative health effects
- Additional negative health conditions
With these negative consequences in mind, prospective patients may ask not only the cause of undergoing growth hormone therapy but also the cost of not undergoing growth hormone therapy.
When Will I Start Seeing Results from Hormone Replacement Therapy?
It is impossible to say for certain how long it will take for a patient to see results from hormone replacement therapy. Whether the therapy is HGH therapy or some other hormone replacement therapy, every patient’s response must be treated as an individual case.
The specific type of hormone replacement therapy that a patient receives may be a factor in how quickly they may expect results. Some types of hormone replacement therapy are:
Human Growth Hormone Therapy
HGH therapy may be beneficial to both male and female patients. Human growth hormone plays a vital role in growth during childhood and adolescence but performs an important role in health throughout life.
As the body produces less growth hormone with age, individuals may find that they add fat easily, have great difficulty shedding fat, and cannot build or retain muscle mass as they did when they were younger.
Human growth hormone therapy may be an effective way to combat these symptoms, and in doing so, stave off the negative consequences that can stem from such symptoms.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy refers to the use of manmade hormones to improve a patient’s health. Some of the potential benefits of BHRT are:
- Resistance to the negative symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, such as hot flashes
- Combating certain symptoms of cancer-related treatments
- Treating a patient’s resistance to insulin
- Increasing bone density, and in doing so fighting the onset of osteoporosis
- Fighting conditions such as fibromyalgia, which is a painful musculoskeletal disorder
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be the broader category into which more specific treatments, such as testosterone and estrogen replacement therapy, fall.
The thyroid gland is central to humans’ production of hormones. Disorders affecting the thyroid may have a substantial effect on a person’s health. Conditions such as hypothyroidism may cause a person to produce fewer hormones than they need to carry out their normal bodily functions.
Thyroid therapy may be one way for patients to combat thyroid-related health issues such as:
- Periodic low energy
- Chronic fatigue
- Musculoskeletal aching
Thyroid therapy may be among the array of treatments that a patient discusses with a HealthGAINS wellness professional. Any therapy should be considered only after careful analysis of a patient’s personal health profile.
When Will I Start Seeing Results from HGH?
Results from human growth hormone therapy may come at different rates for each patient. One piece of information that may be required to monitor results for any given patient is the answer to a question: what are the results that the patient seeks?
Understanding the aiming point for HGH therapy may be the first step in determining when results arrive for a patient. The desired results of HGH therapy may include the following:
Fat may be the root of many health issues. While carrying excess weight may not always have immediate health consequences, it could cause serious long-term issues.
Some of those consequences may include:
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
Experiencing fat loss may be one of the results that a patient who undergoes HGH therapy hopes to achieve. To measure this result, a patient may keep track of their body weight, measure their waist, and monitor their body mass index (BMI).
Energy may be a goal of human growth hormone therapy, which is more difficult to track in a tangible fashion but may be apparent to the patient undergoing HGH therapy. When HGH therapy begins to deliver the goal of improved energy, benefits may include:
- Feeling more energized upon waking up
- Not feeling the urge to take a nap in the afternoon
- Not needing to rely on energy aids like coffee or energy drinks
- Being able to work out for longer periods at a higher intensity
- Not feeling mental grogginess that may be the result of energy deficiencies
Though there may be no way to quantify these sorts of benefits, they may be very real. How long it may take to deliver greater energy could be different from one patient to another.
Improving Mental Health
While depression may arise from a number of different causes, one of those causes may be loss of human growth hormone. Patients who seek improvements in their mental health, including the symptoms of depression, may measure their progress through several metrics. Generally, they may view their outlook and willingness to fully engage in their life as the metric for how well HGH therapy improves their mental health.
Contact HealthGAINS to learn more about receiving human growth hormone therapy today by calling (305) 682-1818.
How Do I Choose a Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinic?
A patient may choose a hormone replacement therapy clinic with several considerations in mind. Decisions regarding one’s wellness should be taken seriously, and the decision of where to receive hormone replacement therapy may be worth approaching with care. The following are some of the factors that may go into such a decision.
Wellness Providers Sourcing Hormones Responsibly
Hormones such as HGH should generally be issued through a subscription. Hormones that are sourced without a prescription may not be legitimate and could put a patient at risk. Some of the possible consequences of unsafely-sourced hormones may include:
- Unintended side effects
- The development of specific conditions related to unidentified ingredients in a hormone dose
There may be additional consequences should a wellness provider fail to secure hormones through a prescription. Being uncertain about the origins of HGH or other hormones may cause stress, leading to its own rash of health issues. HealthGAINS uses the only legal form of HGH available, injectable medication available through a prescription.
Wellness Provider Testimonials from Previous Patients
One valuable feature of the internet is that it has an unprecedented ability to find out how consumers feel about a business. There may be ample information on the web about specific wellness providers and providers of hormone replacement therapy.
Take HealthGAINS wellness providers as one example. Those considering hormone replacement therapy can see how patients who have received similar treatments through HealthGAINS providers feel about their treatment and results.
Reputation is important, particularly when someone’s health depends upon the standards the provider upholds. Patients must do their due diligence when deciding where they will receive their hormone replacement therapy treatments.
Wellness Providers Instilling Confidence
A patient can do extensive online research, glean opinions from former patients, and yet have an off-putting experience when interacting personally with a hormone treatment provider. Sometimes going with one’s gut has value, as it may be difficult to undergo hormone replacement therapy if something—anything—about the experience feels off.
A patient may speak with a therapy provider on the phone and visit the facility. They may ask to speak with parties who are knowledgeable about the specific treatment which they are considering, asking questions such as:
- Where are hormones sourced from?
- Who will be administering treatment?
- How does the facility guarantee safety?
They may also inquire about the cost and expected outcome of treatments. Patients cannot know enough to ensure that they receive the best possible care when it comes to their hormone replacement therapy. Call HealthGAINS to talk to the team about HGH treatments.
Contact a HealthGAINS Wellness Professional Today Regarding HGH
All humans are susceptible to the perils of aging. Though aging may look and feel differently for everyone, there is no way around the reality that human bodies do not naturally sustain peak performance after a certain age.
However, those who are experiencing a diminished quality of life do not have to surrender to their health problems. Hormonal deficiency—and low levels of human growth hormone in particular—may cause several significant health problems.
Human growth hormone therapy may address several issues common to aging men and women, including:
- Feeling like one cannot maintain consistent energy no matter their sleep habits or other attempts to harness energy naturally
- Failing to get rid of fat despite working out, changing diet, and taking other measures
- Struggles with mental health and tendencies towards depression specifically
- Loss of muscle mass
- Signs of poor bone health
Undergoing hormone replacement therapy may address each of these (and possibly other) symptoms of aging. It may also assist with specific health conditions that cause hormone deficiencies.
A patient may want to ensure that they receive treatment from a provider who cares about patient safety and effective treatment. A HealthGAINS wellness professional can do both. Contact HealthGAINS to learn more by calling (305) 682-1818.