Sermorelin Therapy in Wetumpka, AL
What is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin is a bioidentical hormone injection that is genetically engineered to stimulate the secretion of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) from the hypothalamus — a gland adjacent to the pituitary gland. Sermorelin is a peptide that contains 29 amino acids that aid in the production of HGH in the body. As we age, human growth hormones (HGH) naturally diminish—sermorelin fuels the pituitary gland's ability to release HGH naturally.
Our body's human growth hormone output peaks in our mid-20s, and by the time we are in our 40s, those HGH levels diminish by as much as 40%. Sermorelin injections are one of the safest and most effective ways to treat children and adults suffering from growth hormone deficiency.
What is Growth Hormone Deficiency?
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a condition characterized by the inadequate secretion of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary gland. GHD can be present from birth, resulting from genetic mutations or from structural defects in the brain. It can also be acquired later in life as a result of trauma, infection, radiation therapy or tumor growth within the brain.
Growth hormone deficiency is characterized by a number of variable symptoms. When these symptoms are severe, they can reduce people's ability to function socially and professionally, which can dramatically reduce quality of life. Natural HGH levels typically begin to diminish after age 30, causing both men and women to start feeling older, weaker and uncomfortable. Other symptoms of GHD include:
- A decrease in muscle strength
- In increase in body fat
- Low energy levels
- Impaired concentration and memory
What is Sermorelin Therapy?
Sermorelin therapy consists of daily injections of sermorelin acetate, a bio-identical hormone that stimulates the pituitary gland to produce increased levels of human growth hormone. This natural stimulation of the pituitary gland sustains and elevates the production of growth hormone mechanisms that decline with age.
To determine the best treatment method, the physician will start by analyzing the results of each patient's medical history, physical exam and blood test results. Sermorelin injections are initially prescribed for everyday use, though their frequency is decreased over time per your doctor's instructions. Once optimal levels are sustained, injection frequencies can be decreased or stopped altogether.
Sermorelin therapy can help you look younger because it improves skin elasticity by allowing it to hold more water, as it did in your youth. The most outwardly visible benefits of sermorelin treatments include tighter, softer and plumper skin. With sermorelin injections, patients typically notice a decrease in wrinkles, a reduction in skin sagging and firming of the skin. Some other benefits of sermorelin injections include:
- Higher energy levels
- Improved sex drive
- Reduction of abdominal fat
- Improved skin elasticity
- Decreased wrinkles
Request more information about sermorelin therapy today. Call (334) 781-7319 or contact Dr. Ryan McWhorter online.
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