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Human growth hormone (HGH) is as vital to women as it is to men, and like men, women can benefit from growth hormone therapy.
When you think of women and hormone replacement therapy, you probably think about how hormone replacement is used to treat menopausal symptoms.
Hormone replacement therapy is still the safest and most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms but replacing female hormones such as estrogen is not the only hormone replacement therapy women need to be aware of as they age.
Women’s bodies make and need HGH as well, and just as in their male counterparts, HGH levels decline significantly as a woman gets older. Women, as well as men, can suffer from age-related growth hormone deficiency.
Women can suffer from HGH deficiency alongside the other hormone imbalances that occur at menopause. But women do not have to be menopause to suffer from age-related HGH loss. In fact, women as young as 40 can start to feel the impacts of HGH loss, could benefit from growth hormone replacement therapy.
Low levels of HGH in women can affect bone health, mood, and sexual wellness. Low HGH slows fat metabolism and can cause a woman to gain weight. Growth hormone loss in women can also lead to:
All of these symptoms and more can be alleviated with HGH replacement for women. Women can sometimes be afraid of using growth hormone because they think it can make them become too muscular or "manly." However, that is simply not true, and when prescribed properly, growth hormone therapy can be just as beneficial for women as it can be for men.
For the most part, growth hormone in women plays the same role in women as it does in men. Growth hormone’s main function is to stimulate the growth and maturity of bone and muscle tissue. As such, it is primarily responsible for a child growing up to be an adult of full height and stature.
Even as adults, we continue to need HGH. HGH helps to regulate and maintain the health of all of your tissues and organs. It plays a vital role in keeping your immune system strong and healthy. It keeps your skin tight and fit and has been linked to sexual performance, emotional wellness, and mental acuity.
HGH also plays some specific roles in women when it comes to sexual health. The vaginal dryness, lack of libido, and painful intercourse that many women suffer during their perimenopause and menopausal years can all be helped by HGH replacement therapy.
Also, as in men, HGH seems to have a positive effect on fertility in women. HGH therapy has been found to improve or induce ovulation in women who have had fertility issues. Studies have found that HGH, along with IGF-1 and IGF-2, works to stimulate the maturation of ovarian follicles into viable eggs.
Human growth hormone is as vital to the health and wellness of women as it is to men.
The normal growth hormone level for adult women is 1 to 14 ng/mL or 44 to 616 pmol/L. The role of HGH for a woman’s health comes into focus once her HGH level drops below that normal line around middle-age. As women reach the perimenopausal and menopausal years, estrogen, progesterone, and HGH decline significantly.
Women may notice a loss of lean body mass, increased fat around the stomach, trouble sleeping, loss of interest in sex, thin, sagging skin, and low energy. Low levels of HGH are also linked to decreased bone mass and the high incidence of osteoporosis that affects 1 in 5 women.
Making a proper diagnosis of age-related growth hormone deficiency starts with taking a complete medical history and doing a physical exam. After that, if your doctor suspects that you might have a growth hormone deficiency, they will schedule one or more blood tests to determine the extent of HGH deficiency.
The blood tests for growth hormone deficiency include:
The primary purpose of HGH is to stimulate all of the processes that allow a child’s bones, muscles, and tissues to grow to adult size and function. Therefore, HGH levels are quite high in children and remain so through puberty. However, as you would imagine, once you stop growing, you need less HGH, so it is natural for its production to slow down.
After puberty, HGH levels decrease significantly. Production is reported to decline by 14% -20% per decade once you are over 20. This steady and increasing decline of HGH is associated with loss of vitality, muscle mass, physical function, together with the occurrence of frailty, increased belly fat, cardiovascular complications, and deterioration of mental function.
Other than the specific benefits of HGH therapy for women on fertility and sexual health, the balance of the benefits of HGH therapy for women are the same as they are for men. Well reviewed studies have found that the benefits of growth hormone therapy for women as well as men include:
Women with age-related hormone deficiency can be treated safely and effectively with growth hormone injections.
The antiaging benefits of growth hormone therapy are many. Have you ever looked at an older celebrity and thought, "wow, how do they look so good?" The answer (whether they will admit it or not) is because many of them use human growth hormone.
In 1990, a landmark medical study into the antiaging benefits of HGH therapy for age-related HGH decline was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine by Daniel Rudman, MD, with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Rudman studied a group of men aged 61 to 81 who were identified as having low levels of HGH. Using typical double-blind protocols, half of the men in the study were given HGH injections, the other half a placebo. The men receiving the HGH clearly showed its benefits. Specifically, these men over the age of 60 saw increased muscle tone, loss of fat, and regenerated skin quality. In the decades since, there have been many other studies that have proven the antiaging effects of prescription HGH injections when they are used to treat age-related growth hormone deficiency (GHD).
Most recently, a 2019 study on HGH and antiaging, published in The World Journal of Men’s Health, concluded that HGH replacement therapy could increase the lifespan of mice and potentially of humans.
Some of the well-established antiaging benefits of HGH include:
Growth hormone replacement therapy has many benefits for women.
You cannot start on growth hormone therapy without a doctor’s prescription. However, getting a prescription for growth hormone injections, if you truly need one, is not that difficult. In fact, it only takes these five simple steps.
Now that you know more about growth hormone therapy for women, why not take a minute to contact us and learn more about how testosterone replacement therapy can improve your quality of life.
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