When HGH Therapy Is Not Working
After years of feeling tired, gaining weight, worrying about memory loss, catching nearly every cold that comes through town, and noticing that you are getting shorter it probably felt great to contact a hormone specialist and get a diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency. There would finally be a treatment that would work to improve your health, vitality, mental functions, appearance, and even libido. HGH therapy may have started out great in the beginning, but over time you may have noticed that your treatment did not provide continuing effects – or – you did not reach the expected benefits milestones as quickly as most people.
What do you do when HGH therapy is not working for you?
Most people will never even need to read this article because this problem will not be an issue for them. So, why do we provide this information if only a small percentage of individuals receiving HGH therapy need it? Can’t we just tell them what to do over the phone? Sure, we always provide personalized service to everyone, but we feel it is a vital part of our practice to inform about all topics that could impact a person’s life when it comes to hormone replacement, and human growth hormones not working is merely one more potential aspect associated with this treatment.
Many reasons exist why HGH therapy is not working as expected or desired, including:
- Not administering the correct dosage – double check with your clinical advisor that you are taking the prescribed amount of HGH medication
- You purchased the HGH illegally without a prescription from some company you found online – if your HGH did not come from a US pharmacy it might be counterfeit, diluted, expired, or even just plain water
- You are unwittingly sabotaging your treatment with poor lifestyle habits – we will discuss these in the next section
- Your body has reached its potential, and no further benefits are possible – speak with your clinical advisor about this to ensure that you did not have unrealistic expectations from your treatment
- You have another type of hormone deficiency that requires treatment – if an HRT specialist was not the one to diagnose you, something else might have been missed along the way
What You Can Do to Improve HGH Results
We are often asked why does HGH stop natural production in the first place, and an excellent place to go to learn about that subject is in this report. You will notice by reading the linked article that the ways to improve HGH production are essentially the same things we will discuss below about how to improve your HGH results.
Before you worry about HGH not working, make sure that you are not sabotaging your efforts by engaging in harmful behaviors. What this means is ensuring that you are eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep. A big factor in this equation is stress. You have long heard that stress is bad for the body, but did you know that stress prevents growth hormone production? When you are stressed, the body releases a substance called cortisol. This particular hormone is the antagonist to GH, preventing its release and causing you to eat more in response to the hormone Ghrelin that cortisol stimulates. Do whatever it takes to reduce your level of stress (yoga, meditation, read a book, take a bath, listen to music) to help improve your HGH therapy results.
Take a look at the other ways you can help HGH provide you with the desired benefits:
- Increase Sleep
If you are not getting between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night, you are sabotaging your treatment with HGH injections. Even if you have never slept more than 6 hours a night, the extra HGH in your body will help you sleep better now. It is up to you to ensure that you go to bed at least 7 (preferably 8) hours before you need to wake up. Since half of your HGH production takes place at night so that the body can use it while you are asleep, getting the rest you need will allow your supplemental HGH to do its job as expected.
- Add Exercise
Not only does high-intensity exercise trigger the release of HGH into the bloodstream from the pituitary gland, but it also helps the body use it more efficiently. Since HGH therapy provides you with increased energy, use it wisely by adding some aerobic activity into your day. Even a few minutes will help.
- Dietary Changes
What you eat can influence HGH, so stop eating sugar (or at lease reduce what you consume), stay away from greasy fast food, avoid packaged, chemical laden snacks and meals, and eat more fruits and vegetables. Do not consume sugar for two hours after completing a workout, and avoid carbohydrates for at least ninety minutes before bed.
Please contact the hormone specialists at Kingsberg Medical with any questions. Consultations are complimentary and confidential.