HGH versus Testosterone

HGH vs Testosterone

By Karlis Ullis, MD with Josh Shackman, MA

I was one of the first private practitioners in the country to dispense growth hormone as part of an overall anti-program hormone replacement program for adults that fit the criteria of the “Adult Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency Syndrome”. Like many other anti-aging physicians, I was extremely impressed by the initial research on growth hormone showing dramatic improvements in body composition, kidney function, skin, mood, well being, etc.

I have been a member of the Growth Hormone Research Society for many years and have closely followed all the latest research on growth hormone and other adult hormone replacement therapies. As the number of studies on growth hormone as well as testosterone has piled up since I first began prescribing testosterone, I believe now is the time to look back at the research and see if growth hormone and testosterone have lived up to their promises.

It is well established in bodybuilding circles that testosterone is superior to growth hormone for gaining muscle. However, growth hormone still is enormously popular and generally has a better reputation than testosterone both in bodybuilding and in anti-aging circles. The general impression is that testosterone will make you big, but at the price of acne, puffiness, temper tantrums, prostate enlargement, and possibly “gyno”.

Well it is acknowledged that growth hormone is not as anabolic as testosterone, people still think of growth hormone as a hormone that will make you lean and toned with almost no side effects. Growth hormone also has a reputation as being the “fountain of youth” among anti-aging enthusiasts, whereas testosterone is still considered somewhat dangerous. The purpose of this article is to see how the research on testosterone and growth hormone from the last few years has supported or disputed the public’s view of these two hormones.

Which is Better for Body Composition? – Growth Hormone or Testosterone

New research has shed some light on the anabolic effects of growth hormone. Several studies in the past have shown an increase in lean body mass in subjects taking growth hormone. However, lean body mass does not necessarily mean muscle, but anything that is not fat and this includes water, organ tissue growth, bone mass, and connective tissue growth. My friend Michael Mooney (author of Built to Survive and editor of the Medibolics Newsletter) has helped publicize the fact that not much, if any, of the lean mass gained while on growth hormone is actually muscle.

One recent study on HIV positive test subjects showed no significant change in skeletal muscle mass after taking six milligrams (about 18 units) per day of growth hormone for 12 weeks.(1) Another study, also on HIV positive test subjects, also showed a lack of muscle growth when doses of nine milligrams (roughly 27 units) per day were given.(2) Keep in mind that HIV positive individuals are often suffering from muscle wasting conditions, which should make them more responsive to any possible anabolic effects of growth hormone. Growth hormone is probably equally ineffective in healthy individuals.

One study on young (aged 22-33), highly trained athletes did show a significant increase in lean mass after six weeks of taking 2.67 milligrams (about 8 units) per day.(3) However this increase was only 4%, and may have not included any muscle mass at all. It seems overwhelming clear that growth hormone is either non-anabolic or very weakly anabolic for skeletal muscle when taken by itself, and it definitely not worth the large price if you are taking it solely for gaining muscle. The only real use in gaining muscle may be as a synergistic agent with testosterone.

A synergistic effect of taking growth hormone with testosterone has been reported for increases in lean mass, but further research needs to be done to see if this synergistic effects holds for skeletal muscle. Keep in mind that some increases in lean mass are not desirable. Growing some organs too big such as kidneys can produce some embarrassing effects seen in some professional bodybuilders. You do not want your “guts” sticking blatantly out of your body.

But enough on growth hormone for muscle gain. For information, see Bryan Haycock’s article in this issue or go to Michael Mooney’s web site. If you are going to spend the money on growth hormone to try to improve your body, your best bet is to use it as a fat loss or “sculpting” agent. The previously mentioned study with growth hormone on trained athletes did show an impressive 12% decrease in bodyfat. So well it is well established that testosterone is far, far better for building muscle than growth hormone, is growth hormone the better choice for fat loss? The research on this issue is mixed, and there is no easy answer to this question.

HGH – The Elixir of Youth

HGH – is Human Growth Hormone -
the new elixir of youth?


Growth Hormone is said to boost memory and libido – and reverse aging, but as women AND men inject Human Growth Hormone…

Having recently passed his 40th birthday, Graham Marks was beginning to notice how the years were taking their toll.

Despite being a dedicated gym-goer, he had started to put on weight and found his energy levels flagging. But the final straw came when he tore a ligament in his leg. Doctors told him it would take him three months of wearing a brace before he would recover.

Unhappy about such a long lay-off,  Graham, who runs a successful electronics business in the South of England, turned to the other men in his gym for advice on how to speed up the healing process. Almost unanimously, they suggested he did what they did — start injecting himself with a substance called human growth hormone (HGH).

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More and more people are using HGH, the Human Growth Hormone in pursuit of youth. Naturally made in the pituitary gland, the hormone stimulates growth. In the past, it was harvested from corpses before being injected into below-average-height children. Now synthesized in laboratories, it is being used in ways never originally intended.

‘I found some for sale on the internet, bought it and started taking it,’ he says. ‘And my leg recovered in just six weeks.’

That was 18 months ago and Graham hasn’t looked back. He was so impressed by the effect it had on his body that he injects himself with £10 worth of the drug every single day. In that time, he has lost two-and-a-half-stone in weight and put on a noticeable amount of muscle. But, he says, there is more.

‘In my opinion, HGH is a miracle drug. When used in moderation, it will slow down aging in the body. And it helps to heal everything quicker. Last year, when the bad flu went around, I had friends who were ill with it for up to two weeks. I caught it and recovered in a few days.’

On top of that, he noticed an increase in his sexual libido and improvement in the condition of his skin. A friend who is also using it reported that his thinning hair had started to re-grow.

They are extraordinary claims and ones that are echoed not only in the world of muscle-bound fitness-fanatics but  also among those who simply want to halt the body’s aging process in its tracks.

Earlier this summer, singer Robbie Williams admitted he had consulted doctors in LA about taking HGH simply so he could look and feel younger.

‘It’s what all the old fellas are on in LA — it makes them look 40 instead of 60,’ said Williams, who is 37. ‘It’s improving their health, their memory, their hair and skin.’ (In the end, the singer opted for a course of testosterone injections instead.)

Singers looking for a miracle: Robbie Williams admits to having consulted doctors about using HGH and Madonna is rumored to have used it

Women, too, are flocking to try out what has been dubbed ‘cosmetic surgery in a syringe’. The youthful-looking trio of Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Madonna are all rumored to have had HGH jabs.

Dr Lionel Bissoon is one of America’s leading anti-aging gurus. The rich and famous queue up at his New York clinic to be treated with the drug.

‘For many, this is the fountain of youth and it’s very, very popular,’ he says. ‘My patients say they look good, feel strong and even sleep better. Very few people are disappointed.’

Of course, the ministrations of Dr Bissoon do not come cheap: regular treatment can cost up to £1,200 a month. And therein lies the rub. The vast majority of those using HGH both here and in America cannot afford such costs. Instead, they purchase it over the internet from foreign-based websites and then inject themselves.

In so doing, they blindly trust that what they are sent actually does contain some HGH — rather than being counterfeit or contaminated with unknown substances that could harm or even kill them.

But that isn’t the only risk. HGH is not licensed as an anti-aging drug. While some studies have suggested it can help the body heal itself and improve athletic performance, other experts believe its anti-aging abilities have been wildly exaggerated.Worse still, there are growing concerns about the dangers that HGH may pose to health.

Studies show that high levels can lead to swelling of the soft tissues in the body; abnormal growth of the hands, feet and face; high blood pressure; blood clots; diabetes; increased sweating; and excessive hair growth.

Organs — including the heart, liver and kidneys — may also undergo excessive growth, leading to potentially life-threatening problems such as cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. Cancer risks are also thought to increase.

Acting young: Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore are also rumoured to have used HGH to make them look younger

Given that, many will be surprised at just how easy HGH is to obtain in this country.

Manufactured under trade names such as Saizen, Genotropin, Norditropin, Humatrope, Zomacton and Nutropin aq, there are dozens of websites offering it for sale.

The vast majority of these are unregulated and based abroad, thereby sidestepping any risk of prosecution under British laws.

Like steroids, HGH is a class C drug which is illegal to supply. It should only be available from a doctor on prescription to treat severe growth disorders or conditions such as Aids-related muscle wastage. But at the same time, it is not illegal to possess, if possession is for personal use.

In other words, if someone is caught with relatively small amounts of HGH, they are unlikely to have any action taken against them.

And so the internet has become the main channel into the UK and its use — once confined to athletes hoping to gain an illegal edge — has become widespread.

Only last year, a gym in Bristol had to install needle-bins in the men’s toilets because so many people were using the drug (one gym member told how empty vials of HGH had been found on the premises and how he had seen people openly injecting themselves. Syringes had been left in the changing rooms and even on the gym floor.)

Meanwhile, online keep-fit forums are awash with people trading information and advice about the drug.

‘In my opinion, HGH is a miracle drug. When used in moderation, it will slow down ageing in the body. And it helps to heal everything quicker’

Last week, a man calling himself Big Chris posted the following: ‘I’m 21 about 18-19st — that’s fat not muscle. I used to be a bit of a gym buff, 13st of muscle but went to seed when I met my girlfriend. I’ve just started getting back into the gym and I’m considering going on HGH.’

Another wrote: ‘I’m considering getting some HGH — reason being is a few of my fellow gym buddies are on it and say it’s great, they are losing weight and have more energy, fewer aches and pains. What would you expect to pay for HGH? I’m about to pay  for ten days’ supply.’

What this man is about to purchase will no doubt have been imported from abroad. And, more worryingly, he will have no idea as to what it is he is about to start injecting into himself.

The dangers of this Russian roulette approach to self-medication were highlighted last year in a series of raids by police and officers from the Medicines And Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Targeting websites selling drugs like HGH, they seized more than £500,000 worth of medicines.

Tests on the confiscated pharmaceuticals showed high levels of counterfeiting and contamination with other drugs, suggesting those making them fail to clean equipment in between manufacturing runs.

‘The dangers of purchasing medicines from an unregulated source are that you just don’t know what you are taking,’ said Mick Deats, MHRA head of enforcement.

‘The dosages could be either too high or too low, contain no pharmaceutical ingredient or a totally different ingredient to that stated. Illegal suppliers have no quality control or standards to abide by.

‘If customers could see the filthy  conditions in which some of these medicines were being transported, stored and handled, they wouldn’t touch them.’

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Scalpel or syringe? Using HGH has become seen as a viable alternative to plastic surgery – for men and women

But it is not just gym-users who are taking HGH. The anti-aging industry in the US is worth 88 billion and in the UK worth £300 million a year. As in America, private clinics are offering the drug as a treatment.

The main role of HGH in the body is to boost growth during childhood. As people reach their mid-30s, our natural production of the hormone begins to slow. By topping up those levels, the belief is that the effects of aging can be countered.

While it is not illegal to prescribe drugs such as HGH for conditions for which they were not originally licensed, many doctors, such as Lionel Bissoon, insist they only ever use HGH after extensive blood and hormone tests show there is a deficiency.

But there is still a surprising  reluctance — in this country, at least — to talk about the treatment.

HGH is big news in anti-aging,’ said a Surrey-based doctor whose website advertises the anti-ageing benefits of HGH, but who asked not to be named.

‘But I won’t use it for anyone who isn’t actually deficient in it. To establish that means expensive blood tests, which will cost the patient over £500.

‘After that, if you have a dose of 0.4mg a day, it will cost about £500 a month, possibly up to £1,000 depending on the practitioner. After that, you will need frequent monitoring, which means more blood tests — and more money. It can run into thousands a year.

‘Most people who call me are taken aback by the price. They tell me they can get it much cheaper on the internet but, as I tell them, if they buy from anyone who isn’t a genuine medical doctor, which I am, they don’t know what they are getting into.’

‘It certainly didn’t make me look any younger. But even the positive effects were temporary. I lost some fat, but not my wrinkles. My feeling is that the benefits have been exaggerated’

One person who has first-hand experience of its effects is Dr Cecilia Tregear, a Harley Street medic who specializes in hormone treatments.

‘I took HGH several years ago,’ she admits. ‘I tried it when I turned 50 to find out if all the fuss was justified. What I noticed were initial, apparently positive effects on my energy levels and my libido rather than physical changes.

‘It certainly didn’t make me look any younger. But even the positive effects were temporary. I lost some fat, but not my wrinkles. My feeling is that the benefits have been exaggerated.’

Her view is backed up by a review of all the research into HGH conducted by scientists at Stanford University in California in 2007. It concluded that using the growth hormone resulted in small changes in body composition and an increased likelihood of conditions such as diabetes.

‘On the basis of this evidence,’ said the review, ‘growth hormone cannot be recommended as an anti-ageing therapy.’

But words such as that are unlikely to carry much truck with the likes of Graham Marks who believe that, in HGH, they have found the secret to eternal youth.

‘I know that I’m never going to be young again, but this stuff keeps me younger longer,’ he says. ‘I honestly feel it has taken at least a decade off my body age.’

But could it actually end up taking years off his life? It is something that he and the others taking part in this dangerous experiment will only discover when it is too late.

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HGH – the Fountain of Youth

HGH the Fountain of Youth

(AP) Richard Weisman is drinking deeply from what he considers the Fountain of Youth. The 44-year-old Las Vegas car dealer injects himself with human growth hormone six times a week, in addition to swallowing a handful of dietary supplements every day. “I have young children. I do it for them,” he said. “I want to be healthy as I get older.” Not only that, he says, he also feels an increase in energy, muscle and libido. “My wife loves it and is going to start the program herself,” said Weisman, whose luxury and sports car dealership is at Caesars Palace. Ordinary Americans — non-athletes like Weisman — are taking human growth hormone to make themselves look and feel better. It’s a practice regulators and researchers warn is illegal in many cases and dangerous, too. Human growth hormone is being offered by some doctors as part of an anti-aging regimen that can also include dietary supplements, nutrition counseling and exercise programs.

Human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and contributes to normal growth in children. HGH injections have been shown to increase muscle mass and reduce fat in men and women. A pharmaceutical version is approved for treating children who fail to grow, for AIDS patients who are wasting away, and for adults with a growth hormone deficiency caused, for example, by surgery or radiation. Distributing it for other uses – including turning the clock back on aging, or bulking up to hit more home runs, as sluggers such as Barry Bonds have been accused of doing – is illegal. Studies have linked HGH to diabetes, heightened blood pressure, swelling of the joints, and nerve pain.

HGH Replacement

HGH Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapies – HGH – The Human Growth Hormone

HGH and Hormone Replacement Therapy with bio-identical hormones is a very important treatment program that can also promote optimal health and wellness in those men and women experiencing symptoms due to menopause in women and andropause hypogonadism (male menopause) in men. Bio-identical (BHRT) – hormone replacement therapy for men and women has become a very effective tool in the fight against low hormonal health symptoms and conditions caused by menopause and hypogonadism, the male menopause. A hormone treatment program that replaces low testosterone levels and low human growth hormone levels can have a positive impact on a person’s health and quality of life. HGH and Testosterone Clinics with physicians that are hormone specialists can prescribe hormone injections and HGH replacement injections as part of the hormone therapy program.

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Hormone Replacement Therapies – Testosterone – HGH – The Human Growth Hormone – Bio-Identical Hormones

HGH – Human Growth Hormone, Testosterone and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with “bio-identical” natural hormones is an important medical treatment program that can also promote optimal health and wellness in those men and women experiencing symptoms due to menopause in women and andropause – male menopause in men. Bio-identical (BHRT) – hormone replacement therapy for men and women has become a very effective tool in age management, and the fight against low hormonal health symptoms and deficiency conditions caused by menopause and hypogonadism, the male form of menopause.

A hormone treatment program including growth hormone replacement, testosterone injections, testosterone gel or creams that replace low testosterone levels and HGH injections that increase and raise low human growth hormone levels can have a positive impact on a person’s health and quality of life. HGH and Testosterone Clinics with physicians that are hormone specialists can prescribe hormone injections and HGH replacement injections as part of the hormone therapy program. For more information on the benefits of HGH Therapy, HGH Injections and Human Growth Hormone Programs read more below.

Hormone Therapy is becoming an important part of doctor’s tools in combating hormone-related health conditions and is essential for some patients who need to restore levels of testosterone, estrogen/progesterone, DHEA, thyroid and growth hormone elevating them back to a youthful balance.

If you’ve noticed a decline in energy and strength, muscle and bone loss, lowered sex drive, weight gain and sleeplessness, feel tired all the time, experience moodiness, irritability, memory loss, depression or you’re finding it hard to deal with daily life and a career – you may need hormone replacement. If you exercise but are still gaining weight or no longer getting optimum results from dieting. If you’ve notice a decline in your sex drive, ability to have sex or achieve intimacy – you may need hormone replacement. If your anxiety or stress levels are increasing, you feel a loss of ambition or drive, stamina or endurance – you may need hormone replacement. As you age, steep declines in hormone levels occur and these low levels of hormones can create health conditions many people associate with the aging process – menopause and andropause, the male menopause.

Growth Hormone Replacement Physicians who are bio-identical hormone specialists offer customized, doctor-prescribed HGH Therapies as well as Testosterone and HCG hormone therapy. Many hormone physicians are Board Certified in age medicine, anti aging medicine and offer life extension programs, longevity therapies and weight loss or weight management programs. Ask them about Hormone Replacement, HGH Therapy, Growth Hormone or Somatropin Injections, Testosterone Replacement, Testosterone Boosters, Human Growth Hormone Supplements, Fitness & Exercise Programs, Weight Loss Programs, Anti-Aging Vitamins and Natural Supplementation.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement programs are designed for Men with a hormone imbalance due to andropause and for Women with a hormone imbalance due to Menopause and hormone treatments are designed to meet a person’s health long-term health goals. Some offer live-in health and fitness retreats where men and women can enter a comprehensive age management program.

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  1. Do you feel very tired all the time and increasingly stressed?
  2. Is your interest in sex diminished, sexual desire less or none at all?
  3. Do you have uncontrollable weight gain even with exercise?
  4. Have you gained weight suddenly or are retaining a lot of water?
  5. Do you feel lethargic, often sleeping or napping after meals?
  6. Do have a hard time sleeping at night or have night sweats?
  7. Do you lack confidence, feel a lack of drive or ambition?
  8. Do you find it difficult to think, concentrate or focus?
  9. Are you having a hard time remembering things?
  10. Do you get easily irritated, get angry often or lose your temper?

Growth Hormone Adult Therapy Benefits & HGH Replacement Health Advantages

Many people seek to improve health by use of Hormone Injections, Hormone Supplements and Hormone Releasers to

  • Increase sex drive, libido, performance and sexual desire
  • Stimulate the hypothalamus, pituitary and testes
  • Increase muscle, reduce belly fat and lose weight
  • Increase energy, strength, stamina and vitality
  • Improve skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles
  • Improve hair texture and nail strength
  • Increases motivation, drive and ambition
  • Improve wound healing and internal organs
  • Strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system
  • Enhances the immune system, memory & focus
  • Increases IGF-1, testosterone and HGH production
  • Improve sleep and get deeper sleep
  • Improve eyesight and vision
  • Increase calcium mineral retention & strengthen bone


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      Human Growth Hormone (HGH) – Replacement Therapy – More Details

      It has been shown that as we age, our bodies’ natural HGH production decreases. Many of the effects of aging are seen as a result of this decrease. More important, clinical evidence and recent medical research clearly demonstrate that by replacing Human Growth Hormone in IGF-1 deficient adults, we can significantly eliminate these symptoms, reverse the biological effects of aging, reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass, strengthen the heart and improve sexual performance. No other substance known to medical science has been shown continually to deter and reverse the process of aging.

      Human Growth Hormone is an endocrine Hormone that is produced by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It is made up of 191 amino acids. Production of growth hormone decreases as we age. Every system in the human body is in some way dependent on HGH for proper functioning. Growth Hormone peaks during adolescence and decreases dramatically thereafter. By age 40, HGH production is only 40% of what it was at age 25. Growth Hormone Levels are measured by IGF-1.

      • HGH Replacement Benefits:



    Abdominal Fat Reduction

      Growth hormone promotes the action of insulin. When we use GH/ IGF-1 Precursor, it directs the action of insulin towards putting sugar into the cardiac, muscle and nerve cells, rather then into fat cells. By getting rid of abdominal fat, you can induce greater insulin sensitivity. Greater insulin sensitivity can help prevent, and in some cases reverse type 2 adult onset diabetes.
      Increase Lean Muscle

      There is an average increase of 9% in lean muscle mass in use of HGH for one year, as well as reduction of 14% in body fat in just six months of HGH use.

  • Sex Drive

      The decline of the male and female libido is directly related to the age-related declines in Hgh and Testosterone in the body. A clinical study of 302 aging adults showed that HGH and/or Testosterone Replacement Therapy improved sexual potency and frequency in 75% of the men studied. Interviews with people on Hgh Replacement Therapy indicate that almost everyone, men and women, had improvement in sexual function.

    Fewer Wrinkles

      Growth hormone helps with the promotion of collagen which adds elasticity to the skin.

    • Joint Healing

      HGH also has an anabolic effect (tissue building) on soft tissue such as tendons, cartilage and other connective joint tissue. With hormone replacement, old injuries can heal and repair at an accelerated rate and with more strength due to stronger connective tissue.

    • Metabolism

      When we age without hormone replenishment and rejuvenation, the efficiency of our overall endocrine system including pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal, cortal, and the hypothalmic pituitary axis (HPA) becomes less efficient.

      As we age a degenerative effect takes place within our body as less and less hormone messengers and receptors are produced. The hormone receptors also start to shut down and as is the case in menopause and andropause some of these hormone receptors disappear completely. Some hormones messengers are trying to target receptors that are no longer there and improperly administered HRT therapies will not be effective without careful, individualized administration.

      HGH has a very potent anabolic effect – tissue building which can cause an increase in the number of cells and the enlargement of muscle cells. The goal of restoring, retuning and maintaining youthful hormone levels helps to rejuvenate tired worn receptors. Since GH/IGF-1 precursors rejuvenate on a cellular level the effect of systemic endocrine rejuvenation with hormone replacement therapy has a long lasting list of benefits.

      It is essential that physician administered HGH replacement  protocols are followed properly. Proper and timely growth hormone injection dosage and administration along with guidance in fitness, exercise, diet and nutrition can result in a successful hormone therapy outcome.

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Anti-Aging Therapeutics, Hormone Replacement Therapies, HGH, Aging and World Health Org

Anti-Aging Therapeutics Seminars, HGH and Hormone Replacement Therapy Information, Biomarkers for Aging

The evening workshop entitled Anti-Aging Therapeutics: The Anti-Aging Triad will take place in Orlando, Florida, April 8 at 6:30pm all attendees and vendors are welcome to attend. It is my intention to address modern concepts in anti-aging therapeutics, with a specific focus on what I have termed the Anti-Aging Triad of telomeres, stem cells and calorie restriction.

The Anti-Aging Triad is the title of my new book which will be launched at the April meeting and is available on an international basis. In the evening symposium I shall invite guest comments and short presentations. This will give a balanced perspective. It is my intention to express opinions on the real future of anti-aging medicine which is becoming increasingly evidence-based. Anti-aging medicine seeks evidence-based proposals to promote longevity. I propose “a triad” of interventions that are key targets in the future of anti-aging medicine. These proposals will ultimately supersede current “band aid” anti-aging initiatives such as hormone replacement therapies or standard esthetic interventions.

In the last two decades there has been expanding scientific research on the importance of telomere shortening as a biomarker of aging; and a confirmation of the role of calorie restriction in the enhancement of average and maximum lifespan. Stem cell sciences are emerging with promise for the management of chronic disease, new methods for organ production and specific actions on longevity promotion.


Hormone Replacement Therapies – HGH – The Human Growth Hormone

HGH and Hormone Replacement Therapy with bio-identical hormones is a very important treatment program that can also promote optimal health and wellness in those men and women experiencing symptoms due to menopause in women and andropause hypogonadism (male menopause) in men. Bio-identical (BHRT) – hormone replacement therapy for men and women has become a very effective tool in the fight against low hormonal health symptoms and conditions caused by menopause and hypogonadism, the male menopause. A hormone treatment program that replaces low testosterone levels and low human growth hormone levels can have a positive impact on a person’s health and quality of life. HGH and Testosterone Clinics with physicians that are hormone specialists can prescribe hormone injections and HGH replacement injections as part of the hormone therapy program. For more information on the benefits of HGH Therapy, HGH Injections  and Human Growth Hormone Programs visit AAG Health Medical Clinic in Miami Florida. HGH Therapy: Human Growth Hormone Therapy Programs at AAG Health – Bioidentical HGH Treatment Therapies – www.aaghealth.com

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Male Menopause – True Medical Condition

MALE MENOPAUSE

Published on July 27, 2010 in THE PALM BEACH POST

Middle-aged? Tired? Not Interested in sex? Male Menopause?

Is male menopause a true medical condition? or just a good punch line when you’re 50-something and not feeling quite yourself?
You know, “Oh, that male menopause must have kicked in”?

Could your doctor really diagnose male menopause, or is it merely a phrase that Oprah or GQ use to hook you? My middle-aged male editor wanted to know. No punch lines here, my friend, er, boss. There is such a thing as male menopause (though technically the name is all wrong – but we’ll get to that). Is every man destined for the same hot flashes and mood swings they dread to see in the women they love? That’s another story.

But the hormonal change is real and so are a multitude of symptoms that can accompany it – from a loss in libido or erectile dysfunction to fatigue or depression. And, yes, sometimes even night sweats. Every woman who lives long enough will experience menopause – a (permanent) pause in her menstrual cycle that signals the end to the steady stream of the hormone estrogen her body makes. Hence the name menopause. Normally, this happens between the ages of 45 and 50. And the dramatic drop in hormones can trigger all sorts of physical and psychological changes.

Conversely, the hormone faucet in men never turns off. But the flow of testosterone does begin to gradually decrease at a rate of about 1 percent a year beginning at age 30. And for some men, the result over the years can be simply unpleasant or potentially life-changing.

While some call it male menopause, doctors often call these age-related hormone changes in men “andropause” – from the word androgen, a term to describe hormones such as testosterone.

How common is Male Menopause?
It’s unclear how many men develop andropause. A study of more than 3,000 European men published in the June 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine suggests the number is only perhaps 2 percent of the population. Anecdotally, some doctors say that number seems low.

“It’s certainly higher than that one study would suggest,” said Dr. Lawrence Hakim, chairman of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston . It may be a matter of definition, Hakim and others suggest.

Diagnosis a challenge

There is no single way to test for andropause, explains Dr. Robert Tan, author of The Andropause Mystery and founder of the OPAL Medical Clinic, which specializes in men’s health and aging. A lab test is needed to figure out how much testosterone a man produces, plus a look at his overall health.

How low is low testosterone? It depends who you ask. Studies have defined low testosterone in men as 250 nanograms per deciliter, while others cite 300. Men in their 20s and 30s typically have testosterone levels in the 600 range. But a low number by itself is not enough. “Every man is different,” said Dr. Erik Castle, a urologist with the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “You may have a 70-year-old who is healthy, never smoked, eats right, has low testosterone, but is fine. You have another, maybe he didn’t live so cleanly and now is unhealthy and not feeling well.” For that guy, Castle says, you have to look closer.

What are you looking for in low Testosterone Symptoms?
Erectile dysfunction. Reduced sex drive. Fewer morning erections.

Doctors also often look for fatigue, problems walking long distances, bending or stooping. And even if you have low testosterone and you’re tired, your problem could be something else entirely – diabetes, thyroid issues, a side effect from medication or alcohol abuse.

Hormone therapy poses risks
Doctors once addressed andropause only when a man complained that his sex life was suffering, Mayo Clinic’s Castle said.
“But over the last 10 years, the emerging evidence is that this may not just be a quality of life issue because they can’t get erections,” Castle said, “Now we think it could be a health issue as well.” He said men with truly low testosterone levels can have lower bone density, and may be at greater risk of diabetes or coronary artery disease.

Now men and their doctors can consider replenishing the testosterone if those health risks are in play. But proceed with caution.

Google “male menopause” and you may be steered to a screen full of “health centers” touting hormone therapy for a myriad of ills.

“You really want to seek out a center where you can work with a urologist, an endocrinologist,” Hakim of Cleveland Clinic said. “It’s part of the bigger picture. These places tend to focus on one thing – not the big picture.”

And, just as women must consider the risks of hormone therapy, so should men, advises the Mayo Clinic.

In its primer on male menopause, the clinic notes “Testosterone therapy has various risks.”

Such therapy could contribute to sleep apnea, put you at greater risk for heart disease, cause skin problems or stimulate the growth of existing prostate cancer.

Tan, the author who first published on the topic a decade ago, says he can’t help but notice how the public awareness of andropause has grown.

“There has been more interest, scientific work and certainly more patients coming forth with symptoms and treated successfully.”

By Sonja Isger
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Source: THE PALM BEACH POST July 27, 2010

When MALE MENOPAUSE
kicks in …

Some men have lower than normal testosterone without signs or symptoms. But others may experience:

CHANGES IN SEXUAL FUNCTION.
This can mean less desire, fewer spontaneous erections, erectile dysfunction.

CHANGES IN SLEEP PATTERNS, for example insomnia.

PHYSICAL CHANGES.
More fat, less muscle bulk and strength, swollen or tender breasts, hair loss, less energy or hot flashes.

EMOTIONAL CHANGES.
Feeling sad or depressed, difficulty concentrating or remembering things.

Source: The Mayo Clinic

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Hormone Replacement for Men: Pros, Cons

Testosterone Hormone Replacement & HGH Injections


Testosterone Replacement May Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Death, but Long-Term Effects Unclear

By Kathleen Doheny
WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

June 18, 2008 — Testosterone replacement therapy can help older men deficient in the hormone reduce their risks of heart disease, diabetes, and death, according to new research presented this week at ENDO 08, the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society.

”The goal of testosterone treatment is to keep the levels within normal range,” says Farid Saad, director of scientific affairs for Bayer Schering Pharma in Berlin. Saad presented two of the studies at the meeting, held in San Francisco. Bayer Schering Pharma makes several testosterone products.

Low levels of testosterone are common with age, Saad says, occurring in about 18% of 70-year-olds. Low levels of testosterone, he says, are associated with the metabolic syndrome — a cluster of risk factors such as abnormal cholesterol and high blood pressure that boost risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes as well as other risks to health.

In the studies, Saad and his colleagues found that testosterone replacement therapy reduced the metabolic syndrome risk factors and did so in a similar way in all the age ranges studied.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Heart Disease Risks

In the first study, Saad’s team looked at 95 men, aged 34 to 69, with low levels of testosterone.

All had metabolic syndrome. Those who have this diagnosis must have three of five risk factors: increased waist circumference, low “good” cholesterol or HDL, high triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar.

“We treated them for at least a year,” he tells WebMD. Every three months, they measured cholesterol, waist circumference, and other parameters.

The testosterone replacement was given as a long-acting injection, every three months. The same product is not yet available in the U.S., Saad says, although other types are.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Test Results

“We saw a consistent improvement of the parameters of metabolic syndrome,” Saad says. The men were not given a special diet or exercise program.

The supplemental testosterone reduced total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and body mass index while improving “good” HDL cholesterol. The men lost their pot bellies, Saad says. “What we see after 12 months is a reduction in two or three trouser sizes, three or four inches off the waist. We see a reduction by one-fourth to one-third of their total cholesterol.”

No adverse effects were reported, he says.

While hormone replacement therapy for women has been found to be associated with increased risks of heart disease and other problems, Saad doesn’t foresee that will be the case with testosterone replacement. “There are fundamental differences between hormone replacement in women and testosterone treatment in men,” he tells WebMD.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: No Age Effects?

In a second study, Saad divided the same 95 men into three groups, based on age: less than 57, 57 to 63, and older than 63.

They found the older men and the younger men had similar improvement in their risk factors.

“There are some precautions with testosterone supplementation,” Saad tells WebMD. “We need to monitor the prostate.”

“It is well known that with prostate cancer, the cancer is usually dependent on testosterone. Prostate cancer is a slow-growing tumor.” Cancer of the gland must be ruled out before starting supplements, he says. He also advises routine prostate checkups while on treatment.

A test to monitor red blood cell formation, called a hematocrit, is needed, too. “Testosterone increases red blood cells,” he says. In excess, it can theoretically boost heart attack or stroke risk.

Testosterone and Death Risk

Low testosterone levels are associated with an increased risk of death, according to Robin Haring, a researcher from the Institute for Community Medicine at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Griefswald, Germany, who presented the finding at the meeting.

He evaluated data on nearly 2,000 men, aged 20 to 79, who participated in the Study of Health in Pomerania, following them for seven years until August 2007. He noted testosterone levels, age, weight, smoking habits, and physical activity. The drugmaker Novo Nordisk partly funded the study.

During the follow-up, 226 men died. “Men with low testosterone have a more than twofold higher risk of death during the follow-up period,” he says.

They were more likely to die of cardiovascular disease and cancer, but not of other causes.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Long-Term Effects Unknown

Another researcher, Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, offers a caveat about supplemental testosterone: “We don’t know what the long-terms effects are. The safety studies have not been done and they need to be done.”

She reviewed the studies for WebMD and has published on a review about testosterone supplements for the American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology.

Her chief concerns: “Testosterone [in excess] can increase blood pressure and compromise kidney function.”

But an advocate of testosterone replacement therapy, Martin Miner, MD, co-director of the Men’s Health Center at the Miriam Hospital of Brown University in Providence, R.I., says the studies show that restoring testosterone when it is low improves metabolic syndrome factors and could help prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risks.

He agrees close monitoring of men on testosterone is needed. “Checking hematocrit, PSA (prostate-specific antigen), and lower urinary tract symptoms in men is vital to the management of testosterone replacement therapy,” he says

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What is HGH (Human Growth Hormone)

What is HGH (Human Growth Hormone)

Written by R. Kayne
Edited by L. S. Wynn

HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is believed to be the controlling hormone of many functions and benefits associated with youth, such as vitality, smooth skin, energy and resilience. HGH is naturally produced in the pituitary gland of the brain.

As people move past age 30, natural levels of HGH drop off dramatically, about 14% per decade. Lower levels of HGH are associated with the aging process. As HGH levels continue to drop, the aging process accelerates. Research indicates that by increasing the natural amount of HGH in the system, the body may be able to reverse some symptoms associated with aging, like weight gain, loss of lean muscle, wrinkles, bone density, sexual drive and more. Although it is not clinically proven, HGH is sometimes referred to as the fountain of youth hormone.

Physicians have traditionally administered a prescription form of injectable HGH. Now nonprescription homeopathic HGH is available through mail order, and over the counter.

Clinical studies indicate the most effective concentration of homeopathic HGH is a dilution of 30x. Lower or higher dilution rates are not proven more effective, so most reputable dealers will sell the 30x dilution.

With the popularity of HGH there are many companies touting HGH products that do not contain any actual HGH at all. Instead they offer other ingredients said to assist in the natural stimulation of HGH in the body. At the other extreme there are vendors offering non-homeopathic HGH illegaly. These vendors often describe their product in terms of nanograms, usually claiming 100-1000 nanograms of pure HGH per dose. Aside from being illegal, a prescribed dose is closer to 2,750,000 nanograms, making the 100-1000 nanograms all but useless to the buyer.
Hgh
Growth Hormone
Human Growth
Growth Hormone Releaser
Growth Hormone Supplement
Growth Hormone Therapy
Injectable Growth Hormone

The effects of homeopathic HGH are cumulative and vary depending on the individual, taking up to a month to notice initial benefits like deeper sleep, and up to 6 months or more to notice weight loss, increased lean muscle mass, and a more youthful appearance. Although only a handful of clinical research has been done, early results are promising and there are virtually no side-effects associated with 30x dilution homeopathic HGH, when used as directed.

The method for taking homeopathic HGH is low-dose high frequency, meaning you absorb only small amounts per dose, but you take 1-3 doses a day, depending on the brand. Liquid HGH is sprayed under the tongue and left in the mouth to be absorbed rather than swallowed. While prescribed HGH cannot be absorbed under the tongue because of its molecule size, homeopathic HGH in its diluted form can be absorbed.

If interested in homeopathic HGH, consider a vendor that uses a FDA-approved lab verses a vendor who only claims to follow FDA guidelines. FDA-approved labs undergo rigorous periodic inspections, and require that every bottle of HGH be stamped with a lot# and expiration date. This is an easy way to see if a vendor is really FDA-approved or not. Simply ask if their bottles are stamped with these numbers. The FDA also specifically advises legitimate homeopathic HGH vendors to not describe their product in terms of nanograms. Instead “homeopathic HGH 30x” is one of the first ingredients you should see.
Hgh
Growth Hormone
Human Growth
Growth Hormone Releaser
Growth Hormone Supplement
Growth Hormone Therapy
Injectable Growth Hormone

Results cannot be guaranteed from taking HGH and will vary from individual to individual. Some people may feel little benefit, while others claim to feel and even look 10-20 years younger after taking HGH for several months. As with any new regime, you should contact your doctor before taking HGH.

Many reputable vendors will offer customers a money-back guarantee to try the HGH “fountain of youth” for themselves.

If you would like to know more about human growth hormone HGH, HGH injections, HGH prescriptions, or to find a human growth hormone clinic, visit Human Growth Hormone Clinic

HGH Therapy, Body Composition Analysis

HGH Therapy and a Healthy Body

The HGH Clinic AAG Health at Anti-Aging Group AAG Health discuss how Human Growth Hormone Replacement can improve a person’s health. They report that part of a successful HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) program is to create a holistic treatment plan that includes nutrition, diet and an exercise routine that minimizes body fat while maximizing lean muscle. A body composition machine can measure the fat to muscle ratios and provide a BMI, Body Composition analysis. Anti-Aging Group’s Body Composition Analysis Machine. The Anti-Aging Group at AAG Health has an online index tool Body Mass Index for Body Composition Analysis

The Anti-Aging Group AAG Health Human Growth Hormone Therapists - Body Muscle Mass Analysis

For more information on the benefits of HGH replacement therapy, you may contact the AAG Health Human Growth Hormone Therapists at AAG Health HGH Therapists

Benefits of Human Growth Hormone

HGH Benefits

As we age our human growth hormone production slowly declines. Human growth hormone replacement restores a patients HGH levels to that of their youth, when hormone production was at its natural optimal levels.

HGH replacement therapy has been the subject of over 20,000 clinical trials world-wide and through these clinical trials it has been shown to produce striking improvements in health, energy levels and sense of well being (QoL).

The documented benefits of HGH replacement therapy include:

  • » Reduced Body Fat
  • According to Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman of the American Academy fo Anti-Aging Medicine, HGH can “reduce body fat by 14.4 percent after six months, without dieting.” Source: Stopping the Clock

  • » Increased Muscle Mass
  • Stopping the Clock also quotes Dr. Klatz and Dr. Goldman as stating HGH causes “an average gain of 8.8 percent in muscle mass after six months, without excercise.”

  • » Higher Energy Levels
  • » Lowering of Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
  • » Faster Healing of Wounds
  • » Smoother, Firmer Skin
  • » Regrowth of Hair
  • » Sharper Vision
  • » Elevated Mood
  • » Improved Cognition
  • » Regrowth of Vital Organs
  • » Restoration of Youthful Immune Function
  • » Stronger Bones
  • » Enhanced Sexual Performance