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Slow Down the Aging Process with Human Growth Hormone

November 21, 2013


Human Growth Hormone, more commonly referred to as HGH, is a hormone made up of a long chain of amino acids (191 to be exact). This hormone has been turned into a form of anti-aging medication. As we age, the thought of anti-aging becomes more and more prominent. Through the use of hormone replacement therapy, our patients at DreamBody are able to combat aging by increasing bone density, increasing muscle mass, decreasing body fat, and increasing exercise capacity.

There are many different categories that fall within “anti-aging”. However contrary to popular belief aesthetics are not at the top of this category list. When you think of aging, think beyond what is on the outside. Inside is what really matters and as we age, our bones lose their density, we gain body fat, lose muscle mass and our skin changes dramatically, causing wrinkles. All of these elements actually affect our bodies and how we live our lives on a daily basis.

Here is how it works:

Once released in the blood, growth hormone is very short lived. It is generally completely metabolized and gone within a half-hour. During that time, however, it manages to reach the liver and many other cells in the body, and induce them to make another polypeptide hormone called Insulin-like Growth Factor One (IGF-1). It is really IGF-1 that travels around to the various tissues of the body to affect most of the benefits that we attribute to growth hormone. The secretion of growth hormone itself is regulated by a classic biofeedback loop. This means when levels of growth hormone in the blood reach a certain threshold, growth hormone stimulates receptors in the pituitary to stop further growth hormone secretion. It also stimulates receptors in the hypothalamus to stop GHRH and turn on somatostatin. IGF- 1, which goes up in response to growth hormone, also feeds back on the pituitary and hypothalamus to help control growth hormone secretion. This is nature’s system of checks and balances to assure we don’t have too much of any one hormone.

If you are having pains in your body as a result of aging,
Human Growth Hormone
may be the solution you have been hoping for. While not everyone knows what HGH is or how it can help, just about everyone can benefit from this treatment. Schedule your consultation with DreamBody Medical Centers today to meet with a doctor sooner rather than later! To read up on the
safety of HGH
, take a look at our answer to one of the most frequently asked questions here:

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Prevent Osteoporosis with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

September 1, 2013

DreamBody Bones

Osteoporosis occurs to menopausal women, bioidentical hormone replacement prevents this disease that leads to fractures. The greatest medical contribution estrogen provides is prevention of hip and wrist fractures that occur with seemingly minor falls. Spontaneous collapse of back bones, known as compression fractures of vertebrae, can occur in post menopausal women just from sitting down too hard.

Doctors that recommend DEXA scans before blood and urine testing are acting as pharmaceutical salesmen instead of thinking physicians. Checking your levels of estrogen, testosterone and vitamin D to prescribe a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, will prevent osteoporosis better than all the biphosphonate drugs on the market. DEXA scans are excellent in grading bone density, but start a preventative plan first!

The biphosphonate drugs; Boniva, Actonel and Fosamax are potentially dangerous to patients, but very profitable for drug companies. Serious side effects like mandible necrosis (jaw bones dying), causing facial disfigurement. Unusual hip fractures only seen in patients with bone cancer, severe osteoporosis or taking the biphosphonate drugs. How can a drug that is supposed to help bones have such serious skeletal side effects?

With a bioidentical hormone therapy the vitamins that should be taken include vitamin D, C and K. Vitamin K is essential to the formation of osteocalcin in the bone, so eat your spinach! Calcium, boron, magnesium, vanadium and manganese are essential, so check your multiple vitamins.

I apply a protective finish to my redwood deck every year; I don’t wait until the wood is porous and cracking. Prevent fractured bones by consulting a board certified anti-aging doctor today!


Paul Budnick, M.D.

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.