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Growth Hormone and Healing

May 11th, 2017

Learn how correcting age-related growth hormone decline can promote cell repair and healing.

Are you frustrated by the way your body seems more prone to injury and slower to heal with every passing year? Your hormones are definitely part of the problem. For example, it’s low estrogen that’s making your skin thinner and easier to tear, while low testosterone has your muscles struggling to recover after a workout. But there’s another age-related hormone issue that is slowing cell repair and renewal throughout your body: low growth hormone.

By age 60, you’re going to have about 75 percent less growth hormone in your system than you did when you were 20. This can lead to many signs and symptoms of aging, because growth hormone is closely linked with the activation of a specific gene called Foxm1b that is critical for repairing damage in all your body’s tissues. In research on mice, growth hormone was shown to dramatically increase the activity of Foxm1b and speed repair after injuries to the liver. When growth hormone was given to 12-month-old mice, they healed just as quickly as 2-month-old mice.

In addition to promoting repair after an injury, growth hormone can also have a protective effect, preventing the cellular death associated with certain diseases and thereby limiting the symptoms of those diseases. Take Parkinson’s for example. Parkinson’s symptoms are caused by the death of brain cells that produce dopamine. In rodent studies and at least one small human study, injections of growth hormone factor directly into the brain not only helped protect dopamine-producing cells from dying, but also increased the brain’s ability to store dopamine. This reduced symptoms and stopped the progression of the disease.

When To Get Your Growth Hormone Levels Tested

If you’re suffering from the symptoms of menopause or andropause, now is an ideal time to get all your vital hormones tested, including growth hormone. If you don’t, your menopause or andropause treatment may actually end up being incomplete. Why? Because many common symptoms of menopause and andropause can also be caused by low growth hormone. Key examples include fatigue, weight gain, and insomnia. While adjusting hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and DHEA will improve these symptoms, you won’t get complete relief unless growth hormone is addressed too.

Options for Boosting Growth Hormone

Treatment options for low growth hormone depend on whether or not you are diagnosed with an actual deficiency. If you are growth hormone deficient, you can replace growth hormone directly. However, most individuals are low enough on growth hormone to feel bad, but not low enough to qualify as deficient. When this is the case, we can offer treatment with growth hormone release factors including sermorelin, GHRP-2, and GHRP-6. These treatments stimulate your pituitary to release more of your own natural growth hormone, which will promote improved cell repair and renewal throughout your body. To learn more about our growth hormone therapy, please contact us at 800-859-7511 today.

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