Counting Sheep to Reverse the Clock: How Getting Enough Sleep Slows Aging

By Kevin Passero, ND

June 17, 2010

Getting adequate sleep each night is one of the cornerstones of maintaining optimal health. Most experts agree that getting 6-8 hours of restful, rejuvenating sleep each night is essential to maintaining optimal focus, concentration, mood and energy levels. Adequate rest also plays a crucial role in keeping immune function at its peak, which is an especially important consideration during cold and flu season.

Getting enough sleep also has many other benefits that many people don’t know about, the most compelling of which is its ability to slow the aging process. Continue reading

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Here are a few of the most popular books on Human Growth Hormone, as well as a selection of books from Dr. Ronald Klatz, President of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as Dr. Bob Goldman, Chairman of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and President of the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Both are experts on human growth hormone.

We recommend the latest book from Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman titled “The NEW Anti-Aging Revolution: Stopping The Clock.”

AGHD Replacement Therapy Explained

Similar to other replacement therapies for various other hormone deficiencies, the goal of replacement therapy for AGHD is to replace, and thus re-balance, what is absent, endogenous growth hormone. Thus helping improve body composition and metabolism.

Your doctor will prescribe HGH that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the replacement of endogenous growth hormone in patients with biochemically confirmed AGHD (peak GH <5 ?g/L).

Patients must meet both of the following criteria to be eligible for replacement of endogenous growth hormone:

  1. Biochemical diagnosis of AGHD by means of a subnormal response to a standard growth hormone stimulation test (peak GH <5 ?g/L), and
  2. Adult-onset: Patients who have AGHD either alone or with multiple hormone deficiencies (hypopituitarism) as a result of pituitary disease, hypothalamic disease, surgery, radiation therapy, or trauma; or
    Childhood-onset: Patients who were growth hormone deficient during childhood, confirmed as an adult before replacement therapy is started.

Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency with Adult Onset

Some people with adult growth hormone (hGH or GH) deficiency were not GH-deficient as children. These people are said to have adult-onset GH deficiency.

The most usual cause of adult-onset GH deficiency is damage to the pituitary gland, which is responsible for secreting GH.

Damage is most commonly caused by tumors in and around the pituitary. These tumor may compress the gland, or the damage may occur when the tumor is removed.

The pituitary gland may also be damaged by infection, blood vessel disease, severe head injury, or radiation treatment for tumors of the head or neck.

Why do I need replacement therapy for AGHD?

If your doctor has determined that your pituitary gland is not producing adequate amounts of growth hormone then replacement therapy should be a consideration.

Although growth hormone will not help you grow any further at this stage in your life, it can play an important role in maintaining healthy body composition and metabolism.

This replacement therapy will help you replace the necessary growth hormone your body is missing.

Symptoms of AGHD

The signs and symptoms of AGHD are potentially varied.

People with this disorder may have increased body fat and/or reduced lean body mass, or blood tests may show that their cholesterol levels are higher than normal or out of proportion.

Some patients with AGHD may also experience changes in bone density, reduced strength and exercise capacity, and impaired psychological well-being.

While many factors can contribute to these conditions, it’s possible AGHD may be a cause.

Young adults who were growth hormone?deficient as children and have recently stopped growing may continue to be growth hormone?deficient as adults; in order to make a proper diagnosis, a stimulation test is required.

The very same standard growth hormone stimulation test is also used to confirm adult-onset AGHD.

Patients with confirmed AGHD?even those who have not yet experienced symptoms?should consult their physician about the potential benefits and risks of GH replacement therapy.

Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency with Childhood Onset

In many people, adult growth hormone (hGH or GH) deficiency is the continuation of a disorder that began early in life, in infancy or childhood. This type of adult GH deficiency is referred to as having childhood onset.

For some cases, the causes of GH deficiency in childhood cannot be determined; this type of disorder is referred to as idiopathic. Some known causes may include:

Developmental defects in or near the pituitary gland

Genetic problems with the production of GH

Damage to the pituitary gland or the surrounding area due to tumors, infection, radiation treatment, or severe head injury

Some children with GH deficiency may gain the ability to secrete GH with time and may not require GH therapy as adults. However, scientific evidence suggests that many adults who were GH-deficient as children and continue to be GH-deficient as adults may need to continue therapy into adulthood in order to have enough GH to meet metabolic demands as adults (although many factors can contribute to such conditions).

Causes of AGHD

The causes of AGHD can include pituitary disease, hypothalamic disease, surgery, radiation therapy, as well as trauma.

Generally, adults with AGHD can be divided into 2 major categories or groups:

Individuals who were growth hormone deficient as children and continue to be so as adults (childhood-onset AGHD patients)

Individuals who have became growth hormone deficient as adults (adult-onset AGHD patients)