Human growth hormone (HGH) also known as growth hormone (GH), somatotropin or somatropin is a hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration.
Growth hormone is a stress hormone and acts by raising the concentration of glucose and free fatty acids; thereby, stimulating IGF which raises proteins. Growth hormone is a prescription drug utilized to treat children suffering from growth disorders and adult growth hormone deficiency. HGH is not available legally in the United States without a prescription.
Our Body Produces Human Growth Hormone Naturally in the Pituitary Gland
By stimulating growth, cell reproduction and generation HGH increases muscle mass and bone density. It also helps to maintain the health of all human tissue, including the brain, other vital organs, and increase vitality. Some doctors and patients believe human growth hormone turns back our internal clock, helping you build muscle, slash fat, and increase libido.
HGH was first synthesized in laboratories in 1981 and its use as a performance-enhancing drug soon became popular. Healthy men typically have less than 5 nanograms per milliliter circulating in their blood, while women produce twice that. By the time we reach our twenty’s, our HGH levels sharply decrease.
If you are interested in learning more about human growth hormone, visit with a Top10MD Age Management Specialist or an Endocrinologist.
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As we age our bodies can misfire, become unbalanced and lead to chronic illnesses if gone untreated. The aging process can be brutal without the support and expertise of a Top10MD Age Management Specialist – don’t brave it alone.
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*Age Management is an evolving medical specialty, currently there is no Board Certification for this specialty. Doctors from many different specialties practice Age Management and Functional Medicine.