What Happens When You Are HGH Deficient?

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A deficiency of any kind causes damage to a person’s health and well-being, whether it’s a sleep deficiency, a vitamin deficiency, or something more serious, such as an immune deficiency. People familiar with Human Growth Hormone know that the body’s ability to produce the hormone naturally peaks at about age 18 to 20, and declines from there, leaving people with nearly half as much natural HGH by age 40 as they had in their youth. Whether a person is actually deficient or not is up for debate . . . some may say that HGH levels dropping is a side effect of age, while others may argue that lower levels of the hormone create a deficiency that has consequences throughout the body. Here is a look at what can happen to the human body when Human Growth Hormone levels are low enough to be considered deficient.

First of all, how would a person know they are deficient? Pay attention to your body and any changes that occur, especially if they are things people normally blame on “aging.” Just because it’s common, doesn’t mean it’s normal!  For example, how many adults complain about a lack of energy? How about trouble sleeping, a harder time exercising or even a general feeling of anxiety? Did you know these can all be signs that point to an HGH deficiency? A visit to your doctor, along with an explanation of the symptoms you are experiencing, will likely lead to a specific test to determine how much growth hormone your body is producing. To perform the test, a doctor gives you a medicine designed to stimulate the pituitary gland. If there is too little growth hormone released in response to the stimulation, a likely conclusion would be that a deficiency exists.

Aside for the standard drop in HGH production as we grow older, why might an adult be deficient in growth hormone? There are a few medical reasons for lower levels. These include a damaged pituitary gland as a result of injury, disease or a blockage. People who had surgery or certain radiation therapies may also become deficient. No matter how you arrived at the diagnosis, an abnormally low level of HGH is just as serious (and some would argue, sometimes even more serious) than a deficiency of any other substance in the body. Over time, your low levels of HGH could result in:

  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty exercising
  • Low energy levels
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Osteoporosis
  • More belly fat and overall fat in the body
  • Higher cholesterol levels

Once a deficiency is found, the way to treat it is with HGH. Even if your levels are not low enough to be considered medically deficient, you can still use HGH supplements to help bring those HGH levels up. Either way, within a short amount of time, you will begin to see what some view as “miraculous results.” Within weeks, you’ll have a lot more energy, and even feel better mentally. Your head might feel clearer, or you’ll begin to have a more positive outlook on life. Exercising won’t be such a core, because your muscles will be able to recover better and faster than before, and your increased energy will help you not feel so sapped of strength. Physical changes will include fat loss (especially around the middle), increased muscle mass and better bone density. If any of these changes sound like a reversal of the aging process, it’s easy to understand why HGH can seem so miraculous!

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