Losing Weight with HGH a
A new study conducted by the medical department of
St. Louis University shows that Human Growth Hormone is likely highly
beneficial in aiding obese men and women in the fight to lose weight.
HGH Injections Lead to Weight Loss
Patients who participated in the clinical study
were able to drop around five pounds over the course of the study in
comparison to placebo participants. It seems as though Human Growth
Hormone Replacement Therapy is an incredibly useful tool in the fight
against obesity and the physical illnesses which occur as a result.
In addition to this, HGH Treatments also help provide obese patients
with the initial energy that they need to begin and maintain a
healthy exercise program.
The leader of the HGH Hormone Treatment study was
medical professor Stewart Albert, of the St. Louis Department of
Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. In order to share his discovery
with the scientific community, Professor Albert and his department
chair Arshag Mooradian travelled to the 2003 ENDO conference, which
was the eighty fifth annual congregation of the Endocrine Society.
This conference took place from June nineteenth to twenty-second in
The ENDO conference is the largest meeting of
Endocrinology professionals and academics in the world. The primary
purpose of ENDO is to display advances in Endocrine research which
took place in the previous year. This is the Endocrinology
communitys best opportunity to enhance the level of discourse as
well as provide networking opportunities in order to advance the
HGH as an Obesity Cure: Symptoms of Obesity
One of the primary reasons why the results of this
study are so important is because of the epidemic level of obesity in
American society today. As many as thirty percent of Americans are
afflicted with obesity. Perhaps even more alarming, eighteen percent
of children aged from 12-19 in America suffer from obesity, a
stunning increase from just five percent thirty years earlier. Below
are a number of risks associated with obesity:
High Blood Pressure Obesity makes the
heart have to work harder to achieve the normal distribution of
blood throughout the body. In addition to this, issues such as
cholesterol blockage in the arteries cause the arteries to become
restricted, increasing blood pressure tremendously as a result.
Type-2 Diabetes This may be the most
detrimental long-term affliction associated with obesity. This form
of diabetes is a direct result of obesity and a diet too full of
carbohydrates and sugars. The body slowly becomes immune to insulin,
and it is no longer able to regulate blood-glucose levels without
the help of insulin injections. The body slowly begins to atrophy if
medication is not prescribed perfectly, and the risk of other
afflictions associated with obesity increase significantly even if
obesity is eventually resolved.
High Cholesterol Obesity is directly
correlated with elevated levels of triglycerides and unhealthy LDL
cholesterol. Cholesterol has a nasty habit of clogging up arteries
and veins throughout the body, increasing blood pressure, preventing
the heart muscle from contracting powerfully, and preventing areas
of the body from obtaining proper levels of oxygen.
Sleep Apnea Obesity causes fatty tissue
to obstruct air pathways, making it hard to breathe while in a
sleeping position. This leads to poor sleep and in rare cases can
even lead to suffocation
Stroke Strokes occur as a result of
cholesterol and fatty lesions in the arteries and veins which clog
up blood pathways in the brain. If not discovered immediately,
strokes can permanently damage and kill off neurons and brain
tissues, leading to limitless potential afflictions dependent upon
where the stroke occurs.
Fatigue Fatigue is the result of many
factors in relation to obesity. Excess levels of fat and the
overconsumption of sugars and carbohydrates lead to a breakdown in
the ability of the human body to produce and process Human Growth
Hormone. Without sufficient HGH production, the body does not break
down fatty tissue and convert it into energy efficiently, which
leads to fatigue. Also, fatty tissue has the ability to convert
Testosterone into estrogen and other derivatives of the feminine
hormone. If Testosterone levels drop, then the muscles begin to
atrophy as a result. Smaller, weaker muscles are less resistant to
exhaustion and the body loses its ability to withstand muscular
Gallstones Gallstones are masses of
cholesterol that build up within the gallbladder. These growths can
be as small as a rice grain or even as large as a golf ball. Obesity
leads to increased size and manifestation of gallstones because the
body sometimes has issues with dealing with the excess cholesterol
circulating through the bodies of obese patients. Although
gallstones can often pass undetected, they can also grow large and
painful within the body and can become lodged. In this case, surgery
is often the only option. Gallstones are not extremely dangerous if
treated promptly, but can lead to debilitating abdominal and/or
shoulder pain, as well as vomiting and nausea.
Heart Attacks All of the above
stressesincreased blood pressure, an overworked heart, high
cholesterol, and clogged arteries all contribute to a highly
elevated risk of heart attack. If the heart cant build up enough
pressure to circulate blood throughout the body efficiently, or if
blood clots or artery clogging prevent the heart from receiving
enough blood to function, then the organ begins to die, which
dependent upon the severity of the heart attack will significantly
reduce the hearts ability to function, or kill off the heart, and
therefore the patient, as a result.
Answering Questions about HGH
The primary researcher, Dr. Albert, believes that
there is great promise in using HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy as a
treatment for obesity. Although he is certain that HGH Shots can be a
useful technique, it is not yet clear to the doctor what the most
efficient protocol should be when using HGH for weight loss. Also,
there are questions as to whether Human Growth Hormone should be
combined with other drugs in order to maximize weight loss benefits.
Obesity Reduces HGH Secretion
What is clear regarding Dr. Alberts study is
that when individuals suffer from obesity, their Human Growth Hormone
production drops significantly. Also, HGH is proven to play a major
role in metabolism and appetite. After Human Growth Hormone is
secreted by the pituitary or injected into the bloodstream, the
molecule is converted into Insulin-like Growth Factor One by the
liver. This HGH Derivative plays a central role in the breakdown of
adipose fatty tissue, contributing to healthy body weight.
If weight gain outpaces the effectiveness of Human
Growth Hormone in burning fat, then fatty tissue actually has the
ability to send messages to the pituitary, preventing it from
producing adequate levels of HGH. Reduced levels of Human Growth
Hormone are directly connected with further fat accumulation and
muscle atrophy, which greatly increase the physiological strain
induced by physical activity while also reducing the benefits of
Mimicking Healthy HGH Levels
In the St. Louis University study, researchers
administered Human Growth Hormone injections in order to restore
blood-serum HGH to levels which would be normal for healthy men or
women of an identical height and physiological profile. The
researchers divided patients into two distinct groups. The first
group was a control group that was injected with saline solution in
order to mimic the HGH injection process. The second group was
delivered a physiologically appropriate level of Human Growth
Hormone. They delivered these HGH and placebo shots every night over
the course of six months.
HGH and Weight Loss
In the end, the Human Growth Hormone injections
produced significant results. Over the course of the six month
clinical period, patients who underwent HGH Hormone Replacement
Therapy lost an average of 5 pounds as a direct result of their
injections. It should also be noted that all weight loss could be
attributed to a reduction in adipose fat. Muscle mass did not
deteriorate as a result of HGH Hormone Injections.
Another benefit of HGH Injections was that the
weight loss that obese patients achieved was found to be incredibly
targeted. The majority of adipose tissue was eliminated from around
the midsection. Fat accumulation in the midsection is highly
correlated with negative health conditions associated with obesity.
Reducing excess fat around the midsection can lead to a lifelong
reduction in the risk of heart disease, according to Dr. Albert.
HGH Study Parameters
The St. Louis Study involved 39 participants who
weighed in at around forty percent overweightwell within the range
of obesity. Every patient met with a dietary specialist once a month
throughout the course of the study and was motivated to drop the
pounds slowly through a mixture of physical activity and dropping
their intake of calories by 500 per day.
Although it is clear that Human Growth Hormone
Shots caused patients to lose weight at a faster rate, the
researchers are not sure exactly by what mechanism this weight loss
occurred. Dr. Albert says he is not sure whether he should attribute
weight loss to a reduction in appetite or as a result increasing the
ability of patients to build muscle mass and exercise effectively. He
also posits that weight loss could easily be the result of a
combination of both factors.
Original uses of HGH
Bio-Identical Human Growth Hormone Injections have
been used for multiple generations as a treatment for Childhood HGH
Deficiency and Idiopathic Short Stature. There is growing interest in
off-label use of Human Growth Hormone as a means to encourage weight
loss and muscle building in patients who suffer from Adult Human
Growth Hormone Deficiency.
The levels of Human Growth Hormone used in Adult
Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy are significantly lower than
those utilized in the treatment of youth patients. This is because
Human Growth Hormone levels peak during puberty. This is the period
in which Human Growth Hormone encourages rapid height development.
After this point, the body still produces a significant level of
Human Growth Hormone, but not nearly at the same levels as during
HGH for Hypopituitarism
After the age of thirty, or sometimes earlier in
the case of patients who struggle with obesity, endogenous Human
Growth Hormone production declines at a rapid pace, and there is a
growing body of evidence which suggests a multitude of ways in which
this HGH Deficiency affects the body in incredibly negative ways.
Another aspect of this study which makes it
important is that none of the patients who were subject to HGH
Hormone Replacement Therapy experienced symptoms which made them
decline further treatment. In earlier clinical trials, Doctors often
made the mistake of administering doses of HGH that were too high and
often resulted in patients who made the decision to stop therapy.
Avoiding HGH Side Effects
The key to useful and effective Human Growth
Hormone Replacement Therapy is that the dose must be low enough to
discourage side effects while also encouraging positive benefits such
as weight loss and muscle development. The most effective way to do
this is to determine normal healthy Human Growth Hormone levels and
mimic them as precisely as possible.
HGH and Other Weight Loss Factors
Although the benefits of Human Growth Hormone Injection Therapy show
immense promise, it is still important to remember that Hormone
Replacement would only be one factor in a complete weight loss
regimen. Any successful diet therapy will also feature diet
restriction, nutrition optimization, and increased physical activity.
An important rule of thumb is that reducing 500 hundred calories per
week through a combination of exercise and dietary restriction will
produce weight loss amounting to one pound per week.
The Future of Human Growth Hormone for Weight Loss
HGH Replacement Therapy has the ability to increase weight loss both
by reducing appetite and encouraging metabolism. With further study,
scientists will learn how to optimize Human Growth Hormone HRT in
order to achieve maximum weight loss results while maintaining
overall good health. Its only a matter of time.