Human Growth Hormone Testing
What helps you grow taller, wider and stronger from age 5 to age 15? It’s a hormone in our bodies called human growth hormone (HGH).
Even after our growth spurts are over, growth hormone keeps us healthy and makes sure our organs and bodies are functioning properly. Ample amounts of growth hormone in adults can have big payoffs, especially in places like the gym.
Growth hormone can help us build muscle, burn fat and maintain stamina during workouts.
Why would you test human growth hormone?
If you’re concerned your child’s physical development is slower than his/her peers, you may discuss testing their growth hormone levels with a medical doctor.
Also, the natural production of growth hormone slows down as we age. It’s produced in the brain’s pituitary gland and as we get older, the slow down of its production can produce aging effects and other side effects.
Before you begin any hormone therapies, it’s a good idea to get your growth hormone tested and review the results with a medical doctor. Your levels may be normal for your age, or they could indicate further tests are needed.
Test Smartly Labs can help draw your blood for the growth hormone test and provide you and your doctor with a reliable pathology report to review and discuss together.
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