HGH effects against obesity
Somatotropic hormone (HGH) against obesity
You may have noticed that the taller a person is, the less likely they are to be obese, and vice versa. Of course, long muscles and bones require more nutrients, and tall people eat fewer "extra" calories. But it's not only about growth, but also about the hormone that makes a person grow up.
In 1991, it became known that somatropin deficiency in adults leads to obesity, with fat mainly accumulating in the waist area. It is no exaggeration to say that the somatotropic hormone is a protector against obesity.
In a healthy person, when the level of glucose in the blood decreases or fasting, the level of ghrelin – the hunger hormone-increases. It is secreted both in the digestive tract and in the central nervous system. Ghrelin stimulates the release of somatropin, which, in turn, mobilizes fat-causes its breakdown and disposal. The result is that you lose extra pounds of fat.
"Pile" of muscles and strong bones: the anabolic effect of growth hormone.
Without sufficient somatropin support, muscle mass is lost, wounds heal slowly, bones become brittle, and fractures can easily occur. It's all about the anabolic effect of somatropin – its ability to stimulate the formation of proteins.
In the cells that are responsible for the formation of bone tissue, there are receptors for HGH. They do not disappear after puberty, so some of the effects of somatropin persist. In adults, somatoropic hormone stimulates bone mineralization, that is, increases the accumulation of calcium and phosphorus, maintaining bone density and preventing the development of fractures.
Emotional stability with HGH
HGH increases the level of endorphins, pleasure hormones that stimulate the central nervous system. With a deficiency of the somatotropin, weakness, fatigue, anxiety, a tendency to depression appear, a person does not control his emotions well.
Interesting fact! People with low levels of Human Growth Hormone tend to be isolated from society.
What to do with a deficiency or excess of somatotropic hormone?
After 20 years, the level of growth hormone gradually decreases-every 10 years by 14%. Moreover, not only its daily production decreases, but also its release in response to stimuli. Part of the reason for this is a decrease in pituitary sensitivity, which is exacerbated if a person has other diseases, such as hypothyroidism, impaired lipid metabolism (an increase in free fatty acids), diabetes and obesity.
Unlike children, it is more difficult for adults to guess that some tissues continue to grow due to acromegaly. You may notice changes in appearance a few years after the onset of the disease. But you should pay attention to your health. If you are concerned about constant sweating, headache, joint pain or menstrual irregularities, you need to find out if you have a tumor of the pituitary gland, stomach, pancreas and other organs that can secrete large amounts of somatropin.
If you notice signs of a deficiency or excess of HGH, you should take a biochemical blood test.