Quality Hormone Replacement Therapy in Sacramento CA
HGH and testosterone injections are becoming important medical treatments for the adult population. Hormone replacement therapy helps restore an individual’s quality of life by increasing energy levels, giving a boost to the libido, improving sleep, building and toning muscle, smoothing out wrinkles and cellulite from skin, and improving overall temperament. More adult men and women who want to better manage their health as they get older are considering the use of hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA.
HGH and testosterone injections are legal if provided by licensed medical doctors, but you will need to have your blood drawn to ascertain testosterone and/or growth hormone (or GH, for short) levels before a prescription can be written. Before making a diagnosis, the doctor will need documentation of your symptoms and family history of medical issues (we provide a medical history form for you to fill out).
With the information from the blood test and medical history form, the doctor can make the evaluation of the level and doses required for whichever form of therapy is needed.
TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) or GHRT (growth hormone replacement therapy) can have enormous health benefits for adult men and women over the age of 35, and the potential for side effects is managed through proper physician supervision of any replenishment regimen.
It is possible to enroll in a hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA program online. There are many internet facilities that provide HGH and testosterone, but this practice is only legal if the blood levels are validly measured and a prescription is written by a licensed medical professional.
Why is There Such Conflicting Information About Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has undergone many changes since its first introduction in the 1930s. It needs to be clear first that HRT, or hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA is a blanket term covering all types of therapy such as estrogen, testosterone and human growth hormone replacement. This qualification needs to be pointed out, because the reputation of this type of therapy has taken a beating in a few areas, causing unnecessary fears and misconceptions regarding the treatment protocols, as a whole:
- In the 40s and 50s, a patented medication called methyltestosterone was developed and passed off as real testosterone. It was sold to hundreds of thousands of men; unfortunately, many men who had used it developed liver cancer and heart disease.
- In the early 2000s, the Women’s Health Initiative reported serious health risks of a popular synthetic form of estrogen that was causing breast cancer in women.
- In the late 90’s, the professional athletic world began banning the use of steroids in professional sports, causing many athletes to shift their use from synthetic steroids to HGH, causing it to be viewed as an illegal enhancement drug.
These three separate events have led to an almost total negation of the positive benefits of HRT, due to the lack of full information. The testosterone and estrogen issues were examples of risks of synthetic drugs, and the sporting world’s use of HGH is improper use of a real medication.
At Kingsberg Medical, we offer hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA using only therapies with bio-identical HGH and testosterone medications – medicines that are molecular duplicates of the natural item they are replacing, making them a natural and not synthetic treatment.
What is the Cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Pricing for HRT therapy varies from person to person depending on hormone levels, personal information and medical history. All treatment options will be discussed with the patient before the prescription is written. The price reflects not just the brand of medication and injection device but also the dose and frequency of injection.
Body chemistry is unique, and therefore requires that any type of treatment should be personalized to each individual, and this obviously affects the price of hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA.
The dosage, frequency (weekly or biweekly injections), length of treatment protocol and potency of the medication affects the cost of treatment, and these cannot be tabulated until the diagnosis is made after the results of the blood tests are in. In some cases, a patient may require a stacked treatment of HGH and testosterone together; this too will affect the cost.
Hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA can mean treatment with HGH, testosterone, or both. Until the exact type of treatment needed is known, and in what form, dosage, strength and length of the therapy cycle, an exact price cannot be quoted, and none of that information will be known until the patient has undergone a full medical evaluation.
The Origins of Hormone Replacement Therapy
It was in the 1930s that studies were begun on the androgen hormones, paving the way for the first synthetic forms of testosterone in the 40s. A few years later, growth hormone became known and studied, being named as such because it was believed that its primary function had to do with physical growth or stature alone.
In their search for a natural therapy (and to avoid the issues had with the synthetic testosterone), medical scientists began to provide treatment with growth hormone derived from cadavers. This also proved to be harmful, as the cadaver-derived substance was later found to carry Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a degenerative neurological disorder.
It wasn’t until the 80’s that breakthroughs came in the development of an effective medication, leading to the first laboratory-created human growth hormone that was produce bio-identically to naturally produced substance in 1995 using the recombinant DNA technology first introduced in the 70s by Herbert Boyer (University of California at San Francisco) and Stanley Cohen (Stanford University). This natural form of HGH is what is used today in successful growth hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA.
Medical science has come a long way in the research and development of hormonal replacement therapies, with a few hiccups along the way, but we have reached a point of progress that allows the medical field to use lab-created substitutes that are as safe and natural as the ones they are replacing, and enough time has passed now to verify their safe use. The consistent findings in regard to side effects prove that adverse effects are almost always a factor in cases where illegal off-label or recreational use is going on.
At Kingsberg Medical we provide hormone replacement therapy in Sacramento CA. When you contact us we will make arrangements for you to have your blood tested to determine your current HGH or testosterone levels and to get a complete physical examination and health evaluation to determine if you qualify for one of our treatment programs.