When The Pounds Won't Budge: Exploring HGH As A Weight Loss Solution

Have you been trying to lose weight for years, but to no avail? You've probably tried every fad diet in the book, along with good-old-fashioned exercise. When the pounds just won't budge, it's time to turn to more drastic measures. One option to explore is using HGH, or human growth hormone, as a weight loss aid.

What is HGH?

HGH is a hormone that your body produces naturally. It is made in the pituitary gland, and it has many different functions in the body. It triggers your muscle tissues to repair themselves after exercise, it's responsible for brain function, and it also plays a role in regulating your metabolism. 

HGH is available by prescription in pill and injectible forms. The HGH prescribed to patients is synthetic, which means it is produced by a lab. However, it works the same way in the body as natural HGH does.

How does HGH aid in weight loss?

Obese individuals often have lower levels of HGH than adults who maintain a normal weight. So, it is thought that by taking HGH, obese and overweight adults will have an easier time losing weight and achieving their ideal weight. Patients have mixed results with the treatment. For some, taking HGH supplements is the "cure all" they have been looking for -- they finally shed the extra pounds when they begin taking the supplements. For others, HGH is not as effective. The best way to know whether HGH will help you achieve your weight loss goals is to try it.

How do you get HGH?

If you're interested in trying HGH as a weight loss aid, talk to your physician. They will examine you and ensure it's a safe choice for you before giving you a prescription. Usually, the injected form will be prescribed. Your doctor can show you how to inject yourself with the medication safely.

Are there side effects to worry about?

Some patients experience side effects when taking HGH for weight loss, and others do not. It's generally safest to take this medication only for as long as it takes you to lose weight, as the risk of side effects increases the longer you take the drug. Possible side effects include:

  • muscle pain and soreness
  • swelling in the arms and legs
  • insulin resistance

To learn more about HGH to help with weight loss, contact a weight-loss professional at a location such as Modern Therapy