Leading Male Hormone Treatments
There are two frontrunners for male hormone treatment in San Diego: human growth hormone (HGH) or testosterone therapy. Since the two treatments are so often lumped together when discussing hormonal balance, this has led to the impression that they’re similar. In reality, although they may share some similar characteristics, they’re actually quite different.
The Importance of Balance
A deficiency in either testosterone or HGH can lead to a multitude of physical and emotional symptoms. These can include fatigue, low energy, changes in sex drive, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, and mood swings. Hormone replacement therapy can help resolve these issues, either through administration of testosterone or HGH.
HGH vs. Testosterone
HGH is created within the body’s endocrine system, and helps regulate many bodily functions related to muscle growth, healthy skin and hair, heart health and emotional state. Deficiencies in HGH lead to loss of muscle mass, weight gain, fatigue and depression.
Testosterone is a hormone that primarily affects a man’s sexual development and performance. In sufficient levels, testosterone will cause a healthy sex drive, sperm production, and impact secondary sexual characteristics like facial hair growth. Deficiencies in testosterone may manifest in sexual dysfunction, low sperm count, and mood swings.
Although some of the symptoms for deficiencies in either HGH or testosterone are similar, each imbalance must be corrected through separate treatments. A hormonal analysis will be conducted in order to determine which imbalance may be impacting you. Once the analysis is complete, an individualized treatment regimen will be crafted in order to bring your hormones back into balance.