How Do You Get an HGH Deficiency Diagnosis?
An HGH deficiency diagnosis is not something you can make on your own at home. You cannot know if you have low human growth hormone levels without first undergoing blood analysis. That is the only accurate measurement of HGH levels.
To get a growth hormone deficiency diagnosis, adults should contact a doctor who specializes in hormone replacement therapy. The HRT practitioner is well versed and experienced in what it takes to balance hormone levels in aging adults. He or she knows how each hormone influences others, and what to look for when making a diagnosis.
Growth hormone deficiency itself is not life-threatening. You do not hear that people die from HGH deficiency. What should concern you is that growth hormone decline left untreated can lead to other potentially severe health issues, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
These medical conditions can lead to premature or early death. That is why contacting an experienced HRT specialist is essential to get a diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency.
What Are the Steps to Getting an HGH Deficiency Diagnosis?
We previously mentioned the necessity of blood analysis for a growth hormone deficiency diagnosis. Your doctor will order a variety of blood panels that require testing. Since the symptoms of HGH decline mimic many other health conditions, your HRT physician will want to rule out other potential causes of your issues. That is where the laboratory studies are invaluable.
The process to get an HGH deficiency diagnosis begins with your initial consultation. To complete this step, you have two options:
- Visit a local doctor for an office visit
- Call our hormone clinic for a free telephone consultation
Either option will result in you going early one morning to a lab for your blood sample collection. You will need to fast from the night before to get an accurate reading.
In addition to the blood test, you will also undergo a physical examination and complete a comprehensive questionnaire detailing your prior medical issues and treatment, as well as any medications and supplements you take today. Examination is a crucial part of the diagnostic process as it allows the doctor to rule out other health concerns. Information provided by the exam also assists in the determination of HGH dosages.
Upon the completed review of your results, the doctor will determine if you have HGH deficiency that requires treatment.
What Does an HGH Deficiency Diagnosis Mean?
Many adults find a human growth hormone deficiency diagnosis comforting. This may seem surprising, but it can bring relief knowing that the problem is not something more serious that hormonal imbalance.
The good news is that HGH deficiency is easily and safely treatable. Human growth hormone therapy is a treatment conveniently self-administered in your home. Once-daily shots (typically at night) begin to reverse the symptoms of HGH decline.
Thanks to getting an HGH deficiency diagnosis, your health risks for the conditions mentioned in the first section will also begin to decrease. Bones and muscles become stronger, excess fat starts to melt away, and energy increases.
Getting a diagnosis of HGH deficiency puts an end to the uncertainty over your health and well-being. You have the much-needed answer you seek, and now you can take action to correct the situation.
Is There a Certain Age When an HGH Deficiency Diagnosis is Likely?
Growth hormone deficiency can occur at any time in a person’s life. It is easily recognizable in children whose growth does not keep up with that of their peers. HGH deficiency in adults can happen in one’s twenties or thirties – but when it occurs this early in adulthood, there are likely other causes – such as an injury or tumor of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. Treatments for tumors of the brain can also impact HGH production. Undiagnosed childhood GHD can also cause problems earlier in adulthood.
For adults dealing with natural pituitary gland production decline, a growth hormone deficiency age diagnosis is more likely towards the end of one’s forties, or on into the fifties or sixties. Men and women who lead sedentary lifestyles and have poor eating and sleeping habits may experience HGH decline earlier than those who exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.
Of course, while that is the norm, there is also a likelihood that even the healthiest seeming person can receive an HGH deficiency diagnosis earlier than someone who thrives on junk food and watching six hours of television each night. There is no way to predict how the pituitary gland will maintain abundant hormone secretion.
If you notice signs of growth hormone decline or would like to speak to someone about your symptoms, please contact our clinic. Consultations are confidential and provided without charge.