01 Feb HGH (Human Growth Hormones) Vs. BHRT
Thanks to the advancements in modern technology, there are now ways that people struggling with hormone deficiencies can get the extra boost they need to maintain their proper hormone levels. Two of the most common hormone treatments out there is HGH (Human Growth Hormones) and BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy).
While these treatments do have certain similarities, but they are actually quite different and can be portrayed in a way that is incorrect. Here’s everything you need to know about HGH and BHRT and about which hormone treatment may be best for you.
Human Growth Hormones are often associated with professional athletes, but they were actually first developed for children suffering from growth deficiencies. However, some people turn to this substance in hopes that it will keep them looking and feeling better. But experts say that hope is unfounded and even worse, these products can be harmful.
HGH, produced by the pituitary gland, spurs growth in children and adolescents. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism and possibly heart function. Produced synthetically, HGH is the active ingredient in a number of prescription drugs and in other products available widely over the internet.
Because the body’s HGH levels naturally decrease with age, some so-called anti-aging experts have speculated and claimed that HGH products could reverse age-related bodily deterioration. But these claims, too, are unproven. The use of HGH for anti-aging is not FDA-approved and can also be pretty expensive.
BHRT is another hormone solution that has become popular in both men and in women over the age of 35 who are struggling with a lack of energy, unexpected weight gain, low sex drive and many of the side effects of menopause or pre-menopause. BHRT is a method of using natural hormones through different injections, pills, creams, and pellets.
BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to the ones already produced in the body. Since they are natural and identical in makeup to the hormone the body already produces, it is often easier for your system to accept these hormones.
In addition to helping with issues such as mood changes and memory loss that often come with aging, they can also help reduce your risks of issues such as diabetes and cataracts as well.
With BHRT it is important to remember that every person is different, and every person’s hormone levels are unique. After a hormone test, a health care professional will be able to help tailor your hormone treatment plan to fit your needs. The first step is to of course, have your hormone levels checked. Here at LT Men’s Clinic we have a team of professionals that can help diagnose your current hormone deficiencies and help you get the treatment that fits your specific needs.
For more information on hormone treatments or to schedule an appointment, call us at 817-369-3605 today.