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Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men: 9 Facts You Need To Know

Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men: 9 Facts You Need To Know

Over the last few years, there's been a significant spike in the number of men relying on hormone replacement treatments.

When most people think of hormone replacement therapy, they think of synthetic testosterone treatments. Testosterone is not the only hormone that plays a role in men's health, though.

Human growth hormone therapy can help offset many of the symptoms men experience as they age, including weight gain, low energy, and impaired cognition.

Do you think you could benefit from growth hormone therapy? Are you worried about potential negative side effects?

Before you make a decision one way or the other, it's important to do your research. Read on to learn nine important facts about growth hormone replacement therapy for men.

1. HGH Treatments are Easy to Administer

Human growth hormone therapy involves regular HGH injections. The HGH supplements that you inject are identical to the HGH your body produces naturally.

You can use HGH therapy to bring your HGH levels back to where they were in your early twenties.

HGH injections are easy to administer. You can handle the injections all by yourself from the comfort of your own home, too. There's no need to deal with the hassle that comes with visiting the doctor on a regular basis.

2. HGH Boosts Testosterone Levels

If you're struggling with low testosterone, the solution might not be to use synthetic testosterone. Instead, you might be able to benefit from human growth hormone therapy.

Human growth hormone is a natural testosterone booster.

When you increase your testosterone levels with the help of supplemental human growth hormone, you'll likely notice an improvement in the following functions:

  • Libido and reproductive function

  • Ability to build and maintain muscle mass

  • Ability to maintain bone density

As you age, it's natural for testosterone levels to decrease. Human growth hormone therapy can help you naturally increase those levels.

3. HGH Therapy Doesn't Come with Many Side Effects

The great thing about choosing HGH therapy over other types of hormone replacement is the fact that there are very few side effects associated with the treatment.

Most people don't experience any side effects at all. A few will notice mild, temporary effects, including the following:

  • Muscle aches

  • Headaches

  • Joint pain

  • Hand and foot swelling

The side effects typically don't last long after you begin treatment.

4. But It's Not Right for Everyone

There are very few side effects associated with HGH therapy. At the same time, though, hormone replacement isn't for everyone.

Men with the following health conditions typically are not good candidates for the treatment:

  • Tumors

  • Cancer

  • Severe breathing problems

  • Complications from abdominal or open heart surgery

Some diabetics also react negatively to HGH therapy because HGH can affect the way the body uses insulin.

5. There are Many Reasons to Consider HGH Therapy

Low levels of HGH can stem from a number of issues. HGH naturally lowers as adults age, but there are a number of health conditions associated with low HGH levels as well.

People with the following conditions can also benefit from HGH therapy:

  • Prader-Willi syndrome: This is a genetic disorder that causes weak muscles, poor growth, delayed development, and feeding difficulties

  • Noonan syndrome: This is a genetic disorder that interferes with the proper development of various body parts

  • Chronic kidney disease

Damage to the pituitary gland, which secretes HGH, is one of the most common causes of low HGH.

Tumors, radiation therapy, head injuries, and infections can all cause pituitary damage.

6. Low HGH Can Cause a Variety of Symptoms

Many people ignore the symptoms of low HGH and assume that they're just part of getting older.

Some of the most common symptoms of low HGH include:

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Increased waist circumference

  • Increased risk of stroke and heart disease

  • Weak bones and muscles

  • Increased fatigue

  • Poor memory

  • Reduced ability to think clearly

  • Hair loss

  • Skin wrinkles

  • Mood swings

  • Low libido

You may be getting older, but you don't have to accept these symptoms as your new reality. HGH therapy can help reverse these symptoms and help you feel like a younger version of yourself.

7. HGH Therapy Can Help You Lose Weight

Research shows that HGH can help improve weight loss and reduce the amount of muscle mass an individual loses while they're in the process of shedding excess body fat.

In one study, obese participants were placed on a low-calorie diet. Half of the participants also received human growth hormone treatment. The other half received a placebo.

At the end of the twelve-week study, the group that received HGH saw a greater amount of weight loss and lost a greater amount of visceral fat (dangerous fat that surrounds the organs) than the placebo group.

The HGH group also gained lean body mass at the same time that they lost weight, even though they were eating a very low-calorie diet. The placebo group lost lean body mass.

8. HGH Therapy Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Adults who are deficient in HGH have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They also, in turn, have a lower life expectancy.

This has to do, in part, with the fact that people who are deficient in HGH are more likely to be overweight and have higher levels of blood triglycerides.

Researchers believe that low growth hormone levels also impair the body's ability to metabolize lipoproteins (protein molecules that transport fat through the bloodstream) effectively.

9. HGH Therapy Can Improve Your Mood and Cognition

Some studies also show that HGH therapy can improve mood, cognition, and mental clarity.

After receiving growth hormone therapy, a group of men reported experiencing significant improvements in their mood, anxiety levels, and memory.

They continued to notice these improvements ten years after their treatment ended.

Try Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Today

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men.

If you're interested in trying it, though, it's important to work with a qualified healthcare professional.

Having a team of trained professionals on your side can make all the difference and help you avoid unpleasant side effects.

To get started with human growth hormone therapy, enroll in our online program today.

Have questions about the program or hormone replacement in general? Feel free to contact us today.

About the author

Dr. Constance Odom, MD

5 min read