How to Take HGH InjectionsIf your doctor has prescribed human growth hormone (HGH) therapy to treat adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD), the information provided here about how to take HGH injections will get you started in the right direction. Of course, the specifics for the preparation of your HGH medication may vary depending on the brand and injector style you purchased. We offer specially guided information on each option available. In this overview, we will answer the following questions:
- How do I take HGH injections?
- What time of day is the best for injecting HGH?
- How often should I take HGH?
- Where should I inject HGH?
- How do I know what HGH dosage to inject?
Get the answers about how to take HGH injections from our hormone specialists.
How Do I Take HGH Injections?Depending on the brand of human growth hormone you buy, your medication will come in either a lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder or an already reconstituted liquid. If in powder form, you will need to dilute the preparation with a provided sterile solution. Bacteriostatic water or another type of diluent is always provided with your HGH medication. You will need to use the provided diluent and not any other form of liquid to reconstitute your HGH powder. Complete details and directions for the product you select will be sent with your medication and supplies.
How do I take HGH injections after I mix them?Once your HGH is in its required liquid state, it is ready to inject. For instructions on how to take HGH injections, you will refer to the directions provided. In addition, most of the pharmaceutical companies also offer online videos demonstrating the use of their medications. Our medical advisors are also available to walk each person through their first shots over the phone. Taking HGH injections at home is a simple process. Remember, it is something that many children do each night to help them grow. If a child can inject HGH, so can you. For those who are concerned over seeing the needle, many brands of HGH offer a needle guard to keep it hidden from view during the injection.
Do HGH injections hurt?Not really. At the most, you might feel a tiny prick from the needle. The best way to take HGH injections is to relax. It will not help the process if you are tense. The needles used are the same tiny ones that inject insulin into people with diabetes. Most people rarely feel anything at all.
How to take HGH injections depends on the brand and injector style you purchase.
What Time of Day Is the Best for Injecting HGH?Our next question about how to take HGH injections is what time of day is best. One thing to know about HGH administration is that you do not want to do it after eating. HGH influences insulin activities, so taking HGH after a meal, when insulin is working to clear the bloodstream of glucose, interferes with its processes. The best time of day for the majority of people is at least several hours after the final meal of the day. When you take HGH before bed, it mimics the natural cycle of HGH release and usage while you sleep. That way, you maximize the effects of HGH therapy. There are rare times when a doctor may feel that taking HGH first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is the best. Although it is unlikely that your doctor will prescribe HGH therapy in this way, it is possible. Your doctor will explain why he or she feels that this time cycle is best for you.
The best time to take HGH injections is at night before bed.
How Often Should I Take HGH?The next question, how often to take HGH injections, is another easy one to answer. The human growth hormone injection dose is a once-a-day treatment. You should not inject HGH more than once a day unless specifically instructed to do so by your physician. Remember, the information provided here is a general overview of what most people will follow when injecting HGH. Specific and personal details may vary on occasion.
For how often to take HGH injections, once a day is the recommended cycle.
Where Should I Inject HGH?Some forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), such as testosterone, are injected into the large muscles of the body. That is not the best option for human growth hormone therapy. If you will remember, we previously mentioned that HGH uses the same tiny needles as insulin, another hormone that gets injected directly under the skin into the fatty tissue. You do not need to penetrate the skin deeply to arrive at the fatty tissue. Do not take HGH injections intramuscular. It would take too long for the HGH to enter the bloodstream from the muscles. Testosterone is typically administered to the thighs or buttocks where the large muscles are found. Instead, we want you to inject HGH into the abdomen.
Why is the abdomen the best choice for HGH injections?The abdomen offers the best option for most people to access the fatty tissue beneath the skin. It is also an easy site to reach, allowing for convenient treatment. You will alternate sides each night, remembering to stay at least one inch away from the belly button.
How do I inject HGH into my abdomen?You will receive complete instructions with your HGH medication. In most instances, you will sterilize (with an alcohol wipe) the area of skin, allow it to air dry, and then pinch a fold of skin and fat between your fingers into which you will insert the needle – all the way in. Once inserted, you will push in the plunger of the syringe or the button of the injector pen to deliver the medication. It is rare for there to be any lingering bleeding after a subcutaneous HGH injection. You may notice a drop of blood after pulling out the needle, but that is also unlikely.
HGH injections are administered subcutaneously into the fatty layer under the skin of the abdomen.
How Do I Know What HGH Dosage To Inject?The dosage for HGH injections is prescribed by the doctor based on the following factors:
- Body composition
- Level of growth hormone deficiency
- Overall health