Sermorelin and Related Peptides
Part of a comprehensive Age Management evaluation is checking your growth hormone level. This is best accomplished by checked a blood test called IGF-1. Growth hormone secretion declines sharply as aging occurs. Though we don’t give growth hormone directly, we can give medication that stimulates your body to naturally make more of your own growth hormone.
This can be accomplished with Sermorelin or a combination of other peptides called Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2 (GHRP-2), GHRP-6, Ipamorelin or CJC-1295. Whether you are a candidate for these medications depends on your history, physical exam, symptoms and IGF-1 level. These peptides stimulate your body to produce more natural growth hormone and subsequently IGF-1.
What to expect from Sermorelin and related Peptides?
Greater muscle growth and lean muscle mass
Weight loss with reduction in % body fat
Increased bone density
Increased energy levels throughout the day
Improved recovery after long workouts
Improved sleep patterns
Reduces anxiety and stress
Improved appearance of skin and nails
How is it given?
Sermorelin and related peptides are usually given by SQ injection 5 nights per week. We recommend giving at bedtime and not eating 2 hours before the injection.
When will I see results?
Most patients will begin to feel improvement in their sleep pattern in the first few weeks. This is usually concurrent with increased energy and improved mood. Most people notice a significant change in body composition in 3-6 months. For best results, patients should commit to a minimum of 3-6 months to feel the full benefits.
What are the most common side effects?
The most common side effect is a local injection reaction with pain, swelling and redness.Though it occurs in 16% of people, a very small percentage find it bothersome enough to discontinue therapy. Less than 1% of people have headache, flushing, dysphagia, dizziness, hyperactivity, somnolence or urticaria.
Contraindications to therapy: Cancer, benign intracranial hypertension, proliferative retinopathy.
Why choose The Medical Spa?
We will personalize a plan for you based on your medical history, symptoms and lab results.
Always use bioidentical hormones in the safest form based on your medical history.
Ongoing lab testing and monitoring as indicated.
Management by board-certified physician with many years of experience in BHRT as well as certification in Age Management Medication and Internal Medicine.
After the first visit, we offer Virtual Visits as an option. For patients that travel a great distance or simply for convenience, you can have a virtual visit from the comfort of your home.
The Medical Spa
Dr. Thomas is uniquely qualified to help patients achieve their goals. He is board certified in internal medicine with over 25 years experience. He also trained at Cenegenics with certification in Age Management Medicine in 2012.
Having practiced medicine for many years, we realize that simply giving medications for medical problems is not the best answer. Though medications have their role in medical management, we strive to identify and manage the cause of medical problems with emphasis on prevention.
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