HGH and Memory
Losing one’s memory is a fear that most people have as they age. It seems that everyone knows of at least one person whose family has been affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s in some way, either on a personal or remote level. That is why researchers are doing everything they can to find ways of dealing with these conditions. One such way might be to connect declining levels of HGH and memory loss.
Human growth hormone is an essential substance in the body. Its signals are delivered to the liver to produce Insulin Growth Factor 1, to the bones and muscles to stay strong, the immune system to remain healthy, to the metabolism to convert food that is consumed into fuel rather than stored fat, and even to the brain to aid in learning and memory recall.
That is why doctors are now making a connection between HGH and memory loss that is having quite an effect on the way we view aging. If improving memory is as simple in some cases as restoring balance to growth hormone levels, medical costs, dependence, and caregiver stress can all be greatly diminished in the future.
Growth Hormone’s Impact on Memory
In a study published in The Official Journal of International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology in August of 2004, the effects of growth hormone substitution were examined in regards to cognitive performance in adult patients diagnosed with hypopituitarism. For those who do not know, growth hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland. The focus of this study was to see if there were any benefits of HGH for memory.
The conclusion that was found was that treatment with recombinant human growth hormone therapy had a beneficial effect on attentional performance in adult patients affected by growth hormone deficiency after a minimum of 3 months of HGH therapy. The connection between HGH and memory is clear – when there is not enough of a signal of growth hormone getting through to the receptor sites in the brain, memory may suffer.
In addition to the connection between HGH and memory loss, Kingsberg Medical doctors have also found that there are benefits that have been seen in patients receiving this treatment in the areas of focus, cognitive functions, and problem-solving.
Using HGH to Improve Memory
If memory loss is the only change you have noticed in your life, then it is probably due to a cause other than growth hormone deficiency. When GH levels are low, adults tend to experience a broad range of symptoms that can include any of the following:
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Decreased bone density
- Hair loss or thinning
- Sagging skin and wrinkles
- Poor immune system functions
- Low libido and reduced sexual function
- Adverse changes in eyesight
- High cholesterol
At least a few of these other changes will be present when GH deficiency is a problem. If that is the case, and blood analysis confirms the diagnosis of low growth hormone production, then, yes, you will see HGH improve memory and other cognitive functions, in addition to reversing the other symptoms that are also being experienced.
Ongoing studies around the world are also focusing on the use of HGH to improve cognitive functions in people with traumatic brain injuries – with positive results. The use of HGH for memory restoration, as well as all of the other improvements that are seen, can help aging individuals look forward to a brighter future.
Please contact Kingsberg Medical with any questions, to learn more about the positive benefits of HGH therapy, or to schedule your diagnostic blood analysis. Confidential consultations are provided free of charge.