You may think that feeling tired and weak is a normal part of growing old, but it may be related to low growth hormone levels.
As we age we all start to “slow down.” It is unrealistic to believe that a person in their 70s would ever have the strength and energy they had as a teenager, but feeling chronically weak and tired is not just a “normal” side of aging. We now know that a lot of the fatigue and lack of vitality you start to experience in middle age, is largely related to the steady decline in human growth hormone, or HGH, that occurs once we reach adolescence.
As the name implies, HGH stimulates growth in children and teens. As you grow from a child to a teenager, your growth hormone levels are very high. HGH production slows down once you stop “growing,” however, growth hormone continues to play a vital role in keeping you physically strong, mentally alert, and “well-maintained.” Your immune system, your ability to heal, cellular repair and replacement, bone and muscle strength, even the continued growth of your hair and fingernails – are all dependent on human growth hormone.
Despite the need for its continued presence, HGH production does decrease over time. Your levels of growth hormone begin to drop most significantly as you reach middle age. This prompted researchers to speculate that low HGH levels could be responsible for the weakness, fatigue, and lack of vitality that we consider a sign of “growing old.”
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Current Research on Ageing and Growth Hormone
So, does all of this mean that growth hormone is the proverbial “Fountain of Youth?”
Maybe, maybe not, but we do know that HGH helps you to build more muscle and burn more fat. Having more lean muscle and less fat raises your metabolism, helps you lose weight, and has many “anti-aging benefits.”
We may not be able to completely stop the steady decline of HGH that naturally occurs, but now that we know the vital role growth hormone plays in staying strong and vital at any age, we can take steps to keep our HGH levels high through proper exercise, lifestyle changes, and if needed, growth hormone therapy.
Growth Hormone Therapy and Age-Management
Know that we know and understand how the lack of growth hormone influences the weakness and fatigue we feel as we age, we also know that we can use growth hormone therapy to effectively replace, what time and nature take away.
In 1991, the New England Journal of Medicine published one of the first studies to test the effects of HGH injections on aging. The study was conducted using elderly men. The lead researcher on the study, Dr. Daniel Rudman, concluded, “We reversed 10 to 20 years of the aging process. We saw fat diminished, muscle tissue increased, and better bone density.”
Patients in this and later studies, also reported a “general feeling of better health,” as evidenced by the quality of life scores.
Anyone, male or female who is between the ages of 35 and 55, and who are experiencing symptoms that may be related to low HGH – fatigue, weight gain, sleep disruption – should seek the advice of a qualified hormone replacement doctor, who is familiar with the many positive benefits of growth hormone therapy.
Only through proper analysis and diagnostics, can doctors get at the root of your aging issues, and then prescribe the most effective treatments for your individual needs and lifestyle, which may, or may not, include HGH replacement.
You do not have to feel that being tired, weak, and unmotivated is an acceptable part of growing old. Stop letting aging slow you down and keep you from doing the things you love in life. Contact us today to see how growth hormone therapy, and the many other anti-aging protocols we now have available, can help bring you to peak performance at any age!