|Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) is a medical condition in which the body does not produce enough growth hormone, Even as adults, we still need growth hormone. Growth hormone is a protein produced by the pituitary gland and released into the bloodstream. Growth hormone plays a major role in building and maintaining healthy muscle; regulating how our bodies store fat, especially around the stomach area; the ratio of "good" and "bad" cholesterol levels; and bone density. In addition, growth hormone is essential for healthy brain function.
As we age, our hormone levels start to decline. By age 60, hormone production is reduced nearly 50% from early adult levels. Typical symptoms of hormone deficiency include; loss of strength, fatigue, decreased sex drive, decreased muscle mass, weight gain, depression, sleep disturbances, joint aches, and loss of memory, just to name a few.
The most common treatment for growth hormone deficiency is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Restoring healthy hormone levels helps to ease many of the undesirable effects of aging. This includes improvements in bone density and body composition. NSI offers hormone replacement therapy programs customized to address your specific deficiencies. Through comprehensive lab work, physical examination, and review of medical history our physicians can determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Call today and see how restoring optimal growth hormone levels can improve your quality of life on every level.