More Info

Growth Hormone Deficiency


Overview: GHD

Growth hormone deficiency (GHd) or pituitary dwarfism is a condition characterized by lower levels of growth hormone in your body. In some cases, GHD may occur at birth (genital), but in others, it develops later on in life (acquired). In some cases, GHD may also be associated with low levels of other hormones (such as gonadotropin, vasopressin, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone).

Human growth hormone (HGH) is naturally produced in your pituitary gland. It is produced in great quantities in the child that will become an adult. In adults, HGH levels fall off.

This condition may result from several different reasons. First, if your body produces too little HGH, you may be predisposed to diseases of the immune system. You may be more susceptible to sicknesses like colds and flu, especially when you are young. People who have been sick with HIV and AIDS may also have lower levels of HGH in their bodies.

Second, many times people with growth hormone deficiency go untreated. The disease is very difficult to diagnose unless your doctor conducts testing on your blood and urine samples. If your body is producing less than enough growth hormones in your system, then there is no telling how severe the condition will be.

Third, if you want to prevent growth hormone deficiency, you need to start taking growth hormone supplements. There are several different types of growth hormone supplements on the market today. They come in many different formulations to choose from.

Take the time to research all of the different brands of these products before deciding which ones to buy and use. If you take your vitamins and minerals on a regular basis, then you can ensure that you are getting all the nutrients that you need to stay healthy and active.

However, if you don’t take your growth hormone supplements on a regular basis, then you may not get the benefits that you need. If you don’t take your supplements, then the body stops producing them at all, and you don’t get the growth hormone production that you need. This is why it is so important to start taking supplements as soon as possible after you reach puberty.

If you have chosen natural ways of treating your growth hormone deficiency, then it is probably a good idea to see your doctor before making any major changes to your lifestyle. In some cases, doctors may prescribe medication to treat your condition. Talk to your doctor about the right amount of medication that you should take.

If you choose to do it yourself, then you may want to consider using natural supplements. Supplements that support GH health are available at Virility, Inc.

For medical treatment, please contact us at (800) – 503 – 4033. We offer several medical treatment options, including growth hormone releasing peptides.

How is Andropause Diagnosed?

The only way to diagnose a reduction in testosterone levels is through a blood test. In some cases, a lower than normal testosterone count causes no symptoms. In these cases, no treatment is necessary. However, when a man suffers from symptoms that compromise his health and vitality, treatment may be recommended.

According to the Mayo Clinic, following are common symptoms of andropause:

  • Decline in various sexual functions
    These sexual changes can include erectile dysfunction, reduced libido and loss of fertility.

  • Sleep disturbances
    A reduction in testosterone can cause insomnia or abnormal sleepiness.

  • Mood changes
    Andropause sufferers might have trouble motivating themselves and experience other emotional problems such as depression.

  • Abnormal physical changes
    Low testosterone levels can cause a variety of physical changes, including a decrease in bone density, reduced muscle mass and strength and an increase in body fat. In rare cases, men with andropause might experience other symptoms, such as gynecomastia (swollen or tender breast tissue), hot flashes and diminished energy.

How is Andropause Treated?

Doctors, such as Dr. Christopher Senger (Medical Director at Virility, Inc.), who specialize in treating men who have low testosterone levels will first determine if there is an underlying medical cause such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity or severe sleep apnea. Successfully treating those conditions can sometimes improve testosterone levels.

If the the patient is a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy, treatment can be offered in several different forms including topical gel applications, implanted pellets, or testosterone injections. Because testosterone replacement therapy does not stimulate the body’s ability to produce testosterone, the treatment must be ongoing to be effective. If the treatment stops, the low levels will return.

If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of Andropause, be sure to give Virility, Inc. a call at (800) 503-4033. We will schedule a consultation and lab work to determine if this is the case, and whether you may benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy.