HGH Benefits for Healing: Injury, Surgery, and Illness
The more science learns about the HGH benefits for healing the body after injury, surgery, and illness, the easier it will become to target specific treatment that is patient-centered for improved response and quicker recovery.
In one way that science is looking at injury healing and HGH, the University of Michigan is studying how HGH can help men between the ages of 18 and 35 who have experienced ACL tears. The study, funded by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, will compare the differences in healing time of individuals who receive HGH to those who have been given a placebo.
The belief is that HGH helps heal injuries in a shorter time while providing the following additional benefits:
- Promoting regrowth of connective tissue
- Preventing degradation of muscle mass from lack of use
- Protecting ligaments and tendons
- Speeding overall recovery and healing time
- Preventing onset of osteoarthritis
Results from this double-blind study on human growth hormone for injury recovery will come out by the end of 2017.
HGH and the Immune System
The effects of growth hormone on the immune system are also important to understand. HGH provides crucial support that helps the body fight off invading germs and viruses.
One of the ways that HGH benefits the body’s immune system is through the cellular regeneration of internal organs and glands that can shrink when not enough new cells are available to replace old ones dying off.
Here are some of the ways HGH benefits for healing the immune system and protecting it from infection:
- With HGH therapy, atrophy of the thymus can reverse, and production of T-cells can increase.
- HGH also stimulates the production of NK cells. These natural killer cells complement T-cells in their functions.
- HGH increases production of interleukin2, red, and white blood cells.
- HGH helps to supplement the production of immunoglobulin which stimulates B-cells to secrete antibodies that resist invading illnesses.
- HGH stimulates bacteria fighting macrophages and increases the maturation of neutrophils.
- Human growth hormone also slows down the cell’s aging process, allowing it to have a longer life cycle.
HGH and Improved Healing after Surgery
Individuals undergoing surgery have a lot to contend with that can impact their recovery.
A patient may face any of the following issues:
- Narcotic dependence and abuse
- Muscular atrophy and stiffness
- Loss of sleep
- Slow rehabilitation
- Emotional distress
- Social isolation
- Weight gain
- Fear of recurrence
The use of HGH for recovery after surgery has many benefits. One 1999 study performed on young patients undergoing ileoanal J-pouch surgery for the treatment of ulcerative colitis showed that individuals who received 12 IU of HGH for each of two days before surgery and then for seven days post-surgery had the following results:
- 7.6% total muscle strength decline on the tenth day post-operative compared to 17.1% in the placebo group
- Return to baseline muscle strength on the ninetieth day post-op compared to 5.9% below baseline for those receiving the placebo
- Less fatigue in the HGH treated group thirty and ninety days after surgery
- HGH stimulated increased gain of lean tissue mass
This is only one of the many HGH healing properties that occur when the body has an abundant supply of human growth hormone to meet its many needs.
For more information on how HGH can benefit healing, surgical recovery, and immunity, contact the hormone specialists at Kingsberg Medical for a free consultation.Brian Leeber