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Does anyone have experience with grown hormone treatment for adult HGH deficiency?

Answered on August 30, 2014
Created May 26, 2011 at 1:53 PM

I'm curious if anyone has been diagnosed and treated for adult HGH deficiency. Can these shots improve energy, stamina, bone density and body comp? Is chronically low HGH in adults below 50 or 60 years old a problem that should be treated, or is it "good" to have it, like some people think it's "good" to have a low metabolism?

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on May 26, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Thanks again. I have had both salivary cortisol and RT3 tested and am being treated based on the results. I wasn't aware of the leptin/fertility connection. Good to know.

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yes it can.....fertility however is controlled by leptin. And my bet is your leptin resistant and that is another reason your IGF axis is down regulated. I strongly suggest you ask for a salivary cortisol level and a reverse T3 level. this is tell you a ton about your hormonal status. Fecundity is directly proportion to leptin sensitivity because it controls the process of oocyte maturation of course assuming the sperm is not shot.......

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on May 26, 2011
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Thank you! I do have chronically low levels of IGF1 and am getting the arginine stimulation test to confirm. Do you know how/if this can affect fertility/pregnancy?

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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quite a bit actually.......Low levels of GH are measured by IGF1 levels due to the pulsatile nature of its release from the Anterior pituitary. When it is chronically low it signal a big issue. Usually low energy result, with no ability to gain anything from exercise and a complete loss in body comp. What happens is you get more visceral fat deposition and belly fat and you can no longer build muscles. The number one muscle in the body is hit the hardest and that is why low GH levels correlate with poor cardia output and failure. Many cardiologist are starting to to at GH for their heart failure and tranplant cases because it is so effective in reversing the losses. Problem is its very expensive.

Instead testosterone is being used and it is also effective especially in men but not so much in women. GH is also one of the best way to increase bone density as well. In the right patients it can save their life.

Most women's level start falling at 40 yrs big time.......men it is more insiduous and really caves after 50 to 55. The worse the diet and metabolism the faster the onset. DM type 2 have the worse levels. That is whhy their bodies fall apart quickly.

Hope this helps you. This needs to be done by a doc who knows what they are doing and Adult def. of GH requires a supression test now to get a Rx.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on May 26, 2011
at 03:35 PM

yes it can.....fertility however is controlled by leptin. And my bet is your leptin resistant and that is another reason your IGF axis is down regulated. I strongly suggest you ask for a salivary cortisol level and a reverse T3 level. this is tell you a ton about your hormonal status. Fecundity is directly proportion to leptin sensitivity because it controls the process of oocyte maturation of course assuming the sperm is not shot.......

E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

(2369)

on May 26, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Thanks again. I have had both salivary cortisol and RT3 tested and am being treated based on the results. I wasn't aware of the leptin/fertility connection. Good to know.

E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

(2369)

on May 26, 2011
at 02:25 PM

Thank you! I do have chronically low levels of IGF1 and am getting the arginine stimulation test to confirm. Do you know how/if this can affect fertility/pregnancy?

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on August 30, 2014
at 08:14 AM

 I was recently diagnosed with adult GH deificency after failing a GH (arginine) stimulation test. I already obtained a scrip from my doc and am in process with my insurance company to obtain legitimate coverage under my prescription plan. I have have encountered great difficulty on several issues over the years and always suspected my hormones weren't optimized, but never suspected a true GH deficiency:

1) Inability to recomp (build lean mass, lose body fat) no matter how hard I diet, train, or supplement.

2) Biochemical imbalances. I just posted up my screwed-up lipids: http://paleohacks.com/cholesterol-fat-ldl/latest-lipids-no-improvement-35168

I am going to start at a fairly low dose to test my reaction since I tend to be hypersensitive to meds.

Would appreciate any input or experience on the matter.

 

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on March 20, 2012
at 05:50 AM

How do you get growth hormones, only through a doctor?

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