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Medications for the Treatment of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency


For adults in Houston, TX, suffering from the effects of adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD), there are many options to relieve and reverse those symptoms. Low growth hormone levels can increase with medications such as HGH, sermorelin, and ipamorelin. In this report, we examine the different options available to men and women with AGHD living in Houston.

The first thing to know is that all medications are not created equal. You may think that going online and buying HGH injections from a website that does not require a prescription is safe. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Websites that sell HGH, or any other pharmaceuticals, without a prescription are breaking US law. That can leave you, the buyer, open to legal prosecution. Since the companies selling the products are in other countries, there is no recourse against them.

Aside from the illegality of buying HGH medications online without a prescription, it is also extremely dangerous. Many of these companies ship products that are counterfeit and detrimental to your health. You may also open yourself up to fraudulent activities and identity theft.

The last word on buying unsafe or untested HGH medications has to do with over-the-counter products. These are the HGH “releasers” and “boosters” that supposedly increase natural growth hormone production. Since HGH is only available as an injectable, any pills, sprays, pellets, drops, or other products are not real human growth hormones. Steer clear of these products.

The only recommended medications to treat adult growth hormone deficiency are HGH, sermorelin, and ipamorelin injections.

HGH Injections – Medications That Directly Increase Growth Hormone Levels

HGH injections are bioidentical versions of naturally secreted growth hormone. These medications have the same 191 amino acid molecular structure as growth hormone, so the body immediately recognizes and accepts them.

Our doctors recommend the following brands of HGH injections to treat AGHD:

  • Omnitrope
  • Humatrope
  • Saizen
  • Genotropin
  • Norditropin
  • Zomacton

Men and women in Houston, TX can choose from lyophilized (freeze-dried) HGH in standard vials that you reconstitute before use. Once reconstituted, you then inject the HGH medication using insulin syringes.

The other options for HGH injections include:

  • HGH injector pens: depending on the brand, these pens can be all-in-one units that are used until empty and then discarded, or reusable with interchangeable cartridges. Some brands reconstitute their HGH while others provide lyophilized HGH in the cartridges.
  • Single-use, pre-filled, syringes: this option is excellent for travelers as each syringe contains the HGH powder and diluent and is mixed right before use.

HGH therapy medications come in many high-quality brands and injector options.

Sermorelin and Ipamorelin: Medications That Increase HGH Production

Sermorelin and ipamorelin are two peptides that serve as secretagogues. What that means is that they stimulate the somatotropic cells in the anterior pituitary gland to increase growth hormone secretion. Unlike HGH which directly boosts the amount of growth hormone available for the receptor cells to use, these medications allow the body to increase its own production.

As HGH-boosting medications, sermorelin and ipamorelin are excellent for people who are borderline HGH-deficient. They can help increase human growth hormone levels before symptoms interfere with daily life. However, for people who have very low HGH levels and many symptoms, HGH therapy is the better choice.

Although HGH, sermorelin, and ipamorelin are all safe to use when prescribed by a hormone specialist, HGH injections do carry a slightly higher risk of side effects. Most people will not notice any adverse reactions from any of these medications when used as directed.

For more information about these medications that treat HGH deficiency in men and women in Houston, TX, please contact our hormone clinic for a free consultation.