In this article
- 1 What are the legal indications for getting HGH prescription?
- 2 How to get HGH prescribed
- 3 How you get HGH from a doctor
- 4 Can you get HGH prescription online?
Abdominal fat gain, muscle loss, fatigue, depression, and sexual problems. These are some of the symptoms you will experience if your growth hormone levels are rapidly declining.
The best way to address these problems may be human growth hormone (HGH) therapy. For safe and legal treatment, you will need to get a prescription from a qualified doctor.
If you suffer from growth hormone deficiency symptoms, our experienced physicians will carefully evaluate your condition and help you get an HGH prescription in your area.
What are the legal indications for getting HGH prescription?
In adults, there are three specific indications for HGH:
- Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD)
- Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
- Wasting due to HIV/AIDS
These are also the main indications for HGH therapy according to the FDA. GHD is the most common condition that requires growth hormone treatment. It can be congenital, acquired, or idiopathic.
The most common type of adult-onset GHD is acquired. It can be caused by a tumor, trauma, surgery, infection, infarction, or radiation that has affected the pituitary gland.
Your physician will perform a thorough medical examination before giving you an HGH prescription. Some of the GHD symptoms and signs that you need therapy include:
- abdominal fat gain and muscle loss
- high blood pressure and cholesterol
- lack of energy and motivation
- sleep problems
- depression and reduced quality of life
- low bone mineral density
- reduced libido and sexual problems
How to get HGH prescribed
To receive a legal prescription for growth hormone you must be first diagnosed with GHD. The diagnostic process includes a thorough medical examination and testing.
During the exam, your doctor will determine if you suffer from any of GHD symptoms. If indicated, your physician will assign tests such as measuring Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) levels and growth hormone stimulation test.
IGF-1 levels are commonly tested because they are simple to measure and reflect the mean daily GH levels better than a single measurement of growth hormone itself. GH has a pulsatile secretion and its levels can reach 0 in-between peaks which still doesn’t indicate GHD.
However, the guidelines of the GH Research Society state that normal IGF-1 does not rule out GHD. This is why the gold standard for diagnosing GHD is performing an insulin tolerance test (ITT).
The safety of the procedure requires that it is performed in a medical setting and under control by an experienced physician. As a patient, you must prepare properly before the test and remain in a fasted state at least 10-12 hours before the exam.
Make sure to also notify your physician if you take any medications or suffer from any acute or chronic conditions. Your doctor will perform an ECG beforehand and explain to you the possible side effects.
The consultation and the test will take more than 2 hours since your GH levels have to be tested multiple after the administration of insulin
The insulin-induced hypoglycemia stimulates peak GH release. During the test, your blood glucose levels must drop to 2.2 mmol/l (40 mg/dl). A normal GH peak should be at least 7 ng/ml. According to the guidelines of the International Endocrine Society, GH levels under 5 ng/ml are a strong indicator of GHD (96% sensitivity and 92% specificity).
Since your examination, tests, and diagnosis require an in-person meeting with a doctor and proper medical settings, you cannot receive an HGH prescription online
The total cost of your prescription will depend on the cost of the medical examination and the tests performed for diagnosis. The prices of the ITT and the medical exam are around $100 each.
How you get HGH from a doctor
Any licensed physician can prescribe growth hormone therapy. However, the best choice might be to visit a specialist in endocrinology, as they have the most experience to evaluate your symptoms, perform stimulation tests, and monitor your risk for side effects.
The most commonly prescribed brands of HGH are also the 5 leading manufacturers in the world:
- Humatrope by Eli Lilly
- Genotropin by Pfizer
- Norditropin by Novo Nordisk
- Omnitrope by Sandoz
- Saizen by Merck Serono
All of the brands have the highest quality since they all contain human growth hormone that is bioidentical to the natural one. There is no difference in their effectiveness or side effects either.
Obtaining genuine HGH from any of these brands is possible only with a prescription from a licensed medical doctor
If you obtain HGH products without a doctor’s prescription, there is no guarantee that they contain a bioidentical hormone and that the products are safe or effective.
There are several questions to ask your doctor about the therapy when receiving a prescription:
Can you get HGH prescription online?
You can’t get an HGH prescription online, but you can purchase legal GH from licensed online pharmacies in the US once you have a valid medical prescription.
Counterfeit HGH products are extremely common so make sure to buy legal HGH injections from licensed pharmacies only.
However, they do not require a prescription or offer prescriptions without a prior medical examination. Purchasing such products might be tempting due to their lower price but there is no guarantee for the quality, safety, and effectiveness of the substance you might receive.
Genuine HGH is available only as injections because the GH molecule has a fragile protein structure and it cannot be effectively absorbed in the body through oral or transdermal route.
This is why over-the-counter HGH options, such as homeopathic products and HGH boosters are not a viable alternative to injections.
HGH pills usually contain herbal extracts that claim to stimulate natural growth hormone production. However, their safety and effectiveness are not well studied so the potential risks remain unknown.
We offer legal HGH prescription and therapy. Our endocrinologists can answer all of your questions on HGH treatment and guide you on your journey through diagnosis and therapy with great care.