HGH and Emotions
It is naturally assumed that the body is going to change with age. This thought alone can be depressing for many people. No one ever wants to think about a time when his or her body will not respond or perform as desired. Wrinkles, sagging skin, hair loss, weight gain, aches, pains, stiffness, and lost sexual desire can all play havoc with our mental health. All of these issues may stem from changes due to declining levels of HGH and emotions that are stirred by that occurrence.
Human growth hormone has long been called the body’s “master hormone” for all of the functions it controls, stimulates, or takes part in on a daily basis. It is the physical changes such as the ones just mentioned that often take the lead in discussions about GH decline. What is often forgotten, but no less important is how growth hormone deficiency can affect a person’s emotional health.
Mood disorders are not always readily diagnosed. Menopausal women are obvious candidates for emotional upheaval due to the very fact that they are experiencing hormonal changes at a rapid pace. That does not explain the depression or emotional upset that can occur earlier on in life. While this is often attributed to a certain “time of the month,” that may not be the case. The more that we learn about growth hormone deficiency, the more we see how HGH therapy can help restore emotional well-being, not just to women, but also to men.
Depression and HGH Deficiency
Depression and HGH deficiency have long been associated with one another by hormone replacement specialists. This correlation has been made upon interviewing adults who exhibit a number of the other symptoms associated with GH decline.
A 2004 study published online at the National Institutes of Health website evaluated 25 patients with diagnosed growth hormone deficiency, 6 of whom had been diagnosed as children. 11 of the 18 patients who were diagnosed with adult onset GHD were found to have atypical depression at the baseline following a detailed psychiatric interview. Following 2 months of treatment with HGH therapy, significant improvements were noted in the depression rating scale scores. Furthermore, after only 1 month, they were found to have impactful changes in social isolation scores and emotional reaction. Energy levels improved after 2 months and sleep disturbance after 3 months.
The connection between HGH and emotions is a powerful one. Growth hormone is the anti-stress hormone. When its levels are low, cortisol (the stress hormone) tends to be high. Adults with GHD tend to have less energy, be overweight, and experience a decreased quality of life.
There are many ways that low growth hormone levels can contribute to depression:
- The brain is home to a plethora of GH receptor cells. If the supply reaching these cells has been diminished, all brain functions can be affected, including memory, focus, and mood.
- HGH may be able to cross the blood-brain barrier to raise endorphin levels that can improve mood and energy levels.
- HGH boosts the thymus gland that produces the immunity factors that the body needs. A decline in growth hormone can increase illness that can also contribute to depression.
- The cellular regeneration process that is boosted by growth hormone can result in organ shrinkage during times of GH decline. This can affect organ function and increase the likelihood of mood changes, as well.
Improving Mood and Emotional Health with HGH Therapy
HGH therapy helps the body in many ways, and this can impact emotional health both directly and indirectly. The mere act of increasing the human growth hormone signals to the brain can stimulate positive emotions, memory, and cognitive functions.
When growth hormone levels are raised, cortisol levels are decreased. This also helps to ward off the overeating that typically accompanies a rise in cortisol production that stimulates the hunger hormone Ghrelin. Less stress equals less hunger – which in turn can help a person lose weight. The loss of excess fat can go quite a distance for improving overall mood.
Here are some of the other ways that emotions and HGH go together:
- The benefits of a stronger immune system mean that a person will stay healthier – and happier. Being sick can make the most jovial person melancholy.
- Since declining GH levels reduce cellular regeneration, which in turn reduces collagen levels, HGH therapy can help increase collagen production, resulting in firmer skin with less visible signs of sagging, cellulite, and wrinkles. Looking younger can be quite a mood booster.
- Thicker hair and stronger nails are other physical results of HGH therapy that can help improve overall mood.
- Increased drive, concentration, motivation, energy, and productivity can have an impact on one’s job performance – and outlook for the future.
- Increased lean muscle mass and bone density can strengthen the structural integrity of the body to ward off osteoporosis and reduce the risk of fractures that can have damaging effects on a person’s future and life.
If for no other reason than reversing the negative effects of adult growth hormone deficiency, HGH therapy can go a long way towards improving overall mood, outlook, and quality of life.
Contact Kingsberg Medical for a free consultation to learn more about how HGH therapy can help you have a brighter future.