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Growth Hormone Therapy or GH gets its name from the functions which it was recognized with. It was believed that the only role that GH had was determining height. This is why GH had been used only with children and it’s use with adults was discontinued. As people grow older, GH is being produced in lesser quantity and the latest development with biosynthetic GH has attracted the interest of how GH works with adults.
Clinical studies have reported that biosynthetic GH continues to have a vital role in the life of adults since it helps in optimizing health even after getting to a final adult height and it had shown that adults who suffer from GH deficiency can benefit from GH replacement.
Adults suffer from GH deficiency because of permanent damage of the pituitary gland. It can take place both in adulthood or childhood. Interference of GH production at the pituitary level is most of the time caused by a pituitary tumor. Damage on the pituitary takes place because of tumor on its own, or because of medical techniques used in treating the tumor such as radiotherapy and surgery.
Adult HGH therapy has shown to offer significant health benefits. When it is used, it helps to reduce total body fat and the fat found near your abdomen. It also helps to increase the lean body mass and muscle mass. It improves exercise tolerance and strength.
Physical fitness will also be increased and it appears to be related to improved cardiac function as well. The body will have general well-being which is enhanced greatly; it influences life quality with added personal productivity.
Adult HGH therapy is given with daily injections, just like to those who suffer from diabetes and administer insulin. Side effects as a result of GH therapy are normally mild and they are mostly the results of fluid retention. Common side effects are joint discomfort, muscle aches, swelling of the feet or hands and headaches. Adult HGH therapy has been developed after finding out that when GH deficiency in adults is not treated, it will compromise both the psychological and physical life of the person.