Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Myths vs. Facts
Posted October 01, 2020 in Human Growth Hormone
Let’s be honest – human growth hormone supplements, also known as HGH, has a bad reputation. What many people don’t realize is it can be extremely beneficial for patients who are experiencing the adverse effects of aging. We wanted to clear things up where lines have been blurred by the media and let you know everything you need to know about HGH.
MYTH: Human growth hormone is not FDA-approved
FACT: If it wasn’t FDA-approved, do you really think we would offer it? HGH is a naturally-occurring hormone in the body that is responsible for fueling growth during adolescence and maintaining your body’s organs, bones, muscles and tissues throughout your life. As early as the age of 40, our natural HGH levels start to decline, which can wreak havoc on the body. While it is true that HGH is illegal to use as a performance-enhancing drug in professional sports, it is totally legal and very much encouraged as a medical supplement for patients experiencing lowered levels associated with decreased immunity, obesity, osteoporosis, mental confusion, and cardiovascular problems.
MYTH: Human growth hormone will make me too big
FACT: We understand that when many of our patients hear “HGH,” their first thought goes to performance-enhancing drugs and steroids. Many are concerned that starting HGH supplements will make them appear larger and more masculine than they wish to be. The reality of the matter is that while, yes, HGH will help increase your bone density and muscle mass, it is only because your bone density and muscle mass are lacking in the first place. Dr. Berger does thorough diagnostic testing to ensure you are getting just the safe and correct amount of HGH to ensure you are healthy, which is not nearly enough to make you look like the Hulk.
MYTH: Human growth hormone isn’t regulated
FACT: This statement couldn’t be further from the truth. HGH is a regulated and FDA-approved hormonal supplement that is only to be distributed by a trained medical doctor who has performed a series of diagnostic tests on the patient to prove they need treatment. HGH treatments are not only FDA-approved for treating poor growth in children, it is also an FDA-approved treatment for other severe medical disorders.
MYTH: Human growth hormone is dangerous
FACT: When done incorrectly, yes, human growth hormone can be extremely dangerous. That being said, Dr. Berger is an internationally-recognized and praised MD who has more than 25 years of medical training specializing in anti-aging medicine. With his guidance and constant support, HGH is a very safe medical treatment for patients who are obese, have decreased immunity, have mental confusion, have cardiovascular problems and have osteoporosis. We wouldn’t ever put you in the hands of someone you can’t trust.
We understand that you still may not know if human growth hormone supplements are right for you. We encourage you to call our office to set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Berger today. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan for you based on your ultimate wellness goals. We are happy to offer virtual consultations at this time, so you can get your questions answered from the comfort and safety of your own home.