People who’ve been active their whole lives may one day realize that they simply don’t have the stamina anymore.
Rest, diet, and exercise do nothing to bring up energy level. Chronic fatigue in old age is syndrome known as Anergia. It may be the start of a downward spiral that leaves us with low energy and increasingly unhealthy.
In the study of aging, neuroendocrine theory suggests that many signs of aging may be due to a “pause” in our internal organs. These interruptions slow bodily functions and could lead to disorders we tend to associate with old age, such as menopause for slowing of the ovaries. This reduction in our systems leads to a lowering of many hormones we need to function optimally, such as DHEA, testosterone, melatonin, and growth hormone. The only hormone that increases with age is cortisol, which suppresses the immune system and bone formation.
However, research suggests that human growth hormone (HGH) can slow or reverse some of the effects of aging, including low energy.
Human Growth Hormone
This is the most common hormone secreted by the small pituitary gland at the base of the brain. HGH is a specialized protein molecule containing a chain of 191 different amino acids. These secretions are transformed in our livers to a substance called IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor Type I), which also helps to regulate blood glucose. As the name implies, it helps to stimulate cell growth. Production of HGH starts to slow after we peak physically in our mid-20s.
Though discovered in 1912, it wasn’t until 1989 that a study was conducted demonstrating that HGH therapy was effective in countering the effects of aging. Results of this study by Dr. Daniel Rudman showed improvements in muscle mass, bone density, and skin thickness, as well as reduction of body fat. Six months of treatment were equivalent to 10 or more years of age reversal. Our muscles tend to atrophy as we age due to lower HGH and lack of use, but HGH treatments showed improvements in muscle-to-fat ratio. This also eases stress on the cardiovascular system.
Since then, dozens of studies have taken place that seem to confirm Rudman’s results. Some researchers point to HGH’s ability to counter a wide variety of age-related systems, such as skin texture and wrinkles, skin elasticity, muscle size and strength, healing, and overcoming fatigue.
Even athletes and body builders at the prime of their lives take these supplements to help develop muscle growth and tone. Regular use has led to many reports of increased bone density, muscle mass, fat loss, and higher levels of physical energy, even for those well into their 70s.
If you feel your energy levels aren’t what they should be, please call Evolved Medical or schedule an appointment to find out how HGH therapy could help you.