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, the 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 anyone hormone.
If you are having pains in your body as a result of aging,
Human Growth Hormone
maybe 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: http://bit.ly/1aczoRT