Low Growth Hormone (HGH) Symptoms
- Brain function decline – memory, focus, and concentration decline
- Heart atrophy – the heart is a muscle and becomes impaired
- Kidney function decline – decreased kidney function is a “normal” part of aging
- Immune dysfunction – getting sick more easily and poor healing and recovery
- Hair gets “old” looking – hair is thinner and graying occurs
- Cholesterol is “bad” – increased LDL cholesterol
- Loss of skin elasticity – the skin thins and sags with deep wrinkles
- Loss of energy and vigor – vitality, endurance and stamina reduce
- Bones lose strength – leading to osteoporosis.
- Erectile dysfunction – decreased ability to maintain erections
- Loss of libido – sexual desire declines
- Muscles lose strength – the body can no longer build muscle well
- Body fat accumulates – belly fat accumulates and tends towards obesity
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency Is Worth Considering
In a recent study of 3,942 men, the risk of death by ANY cause was decreased in men with higher testosterone AND igf-1 levels. IGF-1 is one of the blood markers we use to evaluate growth hormone levels. So the higher your growth hormone and testosterone levels the longer you’ll live! (Steroids Journal, 2012)
Growth hormone deficiency (HGH) in adults is being recognized increasingly and if untreated, it can lead to severe physical and mental health issues.
HGH has been associated with cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric-cognitive, neuromuscular, skeletal, and metabolic abnormalities.
However, most of these can be reversed with growth hormone therapy. Our hormone specialists offer testing and consultation for this condition. If detected and treated, your life can be Dramatically Improved.
Based on your levels (igf-1 and/or urine hgh) and signs and symptoms, we will create a customized treatment program to meet your needs. This may involve additional lab testing (stimulation test), the use of medications that stimulate your body to produce more growth hormone, recombinant growth hormone therapy (for those with medical necessity), and other therapies to help you optimize your growth hormone levels.
It’s important to know that not everyone with growth hormone deficiency will experience the same symptoms. Some patients report only 1 or 2 symptoms, while others can have multiple.
Fortunately, we have carefully prepared a quiz that will help diagnose Growth Hormone Deficiency.