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HGH and Sermorelin Therapy

 

Core Medical Group Now Offers Sermorelin Acetate Therapy

The purpose of Sermorelin Acetate Therapy is to cause the pituitary gland to increase growth hormone production in humans. Core Medical Group’s objective in providing physician-supervised, adult Sermorelin growth hormone therapy, is to reverse the negative effects of aging and secure the extensive treatment benefits described below. Core Medical Group believes that finding the right dosage of Sermorelin can provide identical benefits to HGH therapy, as the end result is elevated human growth hormone (hGH) levels in our patients.

What is Semorelin Acetate Therapy?

Sermorelin is an FDA approved prescription drug, first developed in the 1970’s for children, which stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and release human growth hormone (HGH).  Unlike HGH therapy, which directly replaces declining levels of HGH from genetically engineered growth hormone, Sermorelin stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and secrete HGH naturally.  As such, Sermorelin is known as a ‘secretagogue’ which means it causes the pituitary gland to produce and secrete HGH.

The amount of HGH produced in the body declines with age. The body’s HGH output tends to be highest in our mid 20’s, however, declines anywhere from 30% to 50% by the time we reach our 40’s; this steep drop off leads to many of the signs and symptoms associated with aging, such as: loss of vitality, increased body fat, reduced muscle mass, reduced bone mineral content, insomnia, and a weakened immune, to name a few.  These changes can eventually lead to an increased risk for heart disease, insulin resistance, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

Health benefits that have been reported with Sermorelin use include:

GH Releasing Hormones Core Medical Group

  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Increased skin elasticity
  • Improved bone density (strengthening of the bones)
  • Increased development of lean muscle mass
  • Decrease in fat tissue
  • Improved memory
  • Improved sexual function
  • Improved cardiovascular strength
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Higher HDL and improved immunity

Sermorelin is most effective taken as a subcutaneous injection. The cost of Sermorelin therapy is significantly less expensive than the cost of HGH therapy, making it a widely sought after treatment.  Sermorelin is prescribed only after a thorough medical evaluation by a qualified physician who specializes in hormone therapy, such as Dr. Michael Schmidt of Core Medical Group.

How is Human Growth Hormone Deficiency Diagnosed?

You may imagine that the easiest way to test for Human Growth Hormone Deficiency would be to conduct a blood test to measure levels of HGH in the blood, but this is a highly inaccurate means of measuring the body’s ability to release Growth Hormone. The reason for this is because HGH is distributed to the body and unloaded from the blood stream at a very rapid pace.

There are other more useful markers of Human Growth Hormone Production, however. IGF-1 produced by the liver is highly correlated with the secretion of HGH or the presence of Growth Hormone in the body via outside sources. By measuring levels of IGF-1 in the blood stream, our doctors at Core Medical Group can easily infer the level of Human Growth Hormone that your body naturally produces. If this level is too low, then our doctors will most likely encourage you to undergo treatment such as Sermorelin Acetate Therapy or HGH Injection Therapy to restore healthy levels of HGH.

 Studies:

 A New Paradigm for Treating Adult-Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency

Effects of single nightly injections of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH 1-29) in healthy elderly men.

Growth hormone-releasing hormone and growth hormone-releasing peptide as therapeutic agents to enhance growth hormone secretion in disease and aging.


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