Does growth hormone increase testosterone

Does Growth Hormone Increase Testosterone?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has long been an ideal low testosterone treatment. It’s proven to improve mood and energy, increase muscle mass, raise libido, and is now the first line of defense for males struggling with hypogonadism. But, if you’re struggling with low testosterone, it’s only natural to consider other available options of treatments to provide you with the best care possible. Many men are now investigating the potential of human growth hormone (HGH) as a potential treatment for low testosterone — and it’s steadily gaining traction among certain popular health sites and anti-aging doctors.

HGH is a small protein made by your pituitary gland and secreted into your bloodstream. Production of HGH is controlled by a set of complex hormones made in your brain’s hypothalamus and in your pancreas and intestinal tract.

Your pituitary puts HGH out in bursts and your levels increase after:

  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Trauma

More HGH is produced during the night than it is during the day, under normal conditions.

Is GH Effective at Increasing Testosterone?

The benefits of therapy growth hormone can be intriguing, regardless of whether you’re struggling with hypogonadism or you’re experiencing low T for the first time as you’re entering andropause. However, does HGH treatment help increase testosterone?

Well, HGH does affect body composition, which is something many men complain about when they’re suffering from low testosterone. HGH, more specifically, causes your body to increase muscle mass and burn fat. Researchers have found that combining HGH with testosterone therapy substantially increases bone mineral density, lean mass and fat loss in men and women who are experiencing a documented HGH deficiency.

Other investigations recently show low HGH doses are enough to substantially affect cholesterol levels for individuals who are deficient and body composition. This is good news, at face value and certain smaller research indicates HGH could improve lean body mass in older individuals who don’t have a HGH deficiency as well. 

According to another study, growth hormone works like a gonadotropin, stimulating testosterone as well as oestradiol secretions by Leydig cells. It regulates T3 induced secretion or LH of these steroids, depending on how intense their stimulation is. 

If you’re searching for a more personalized treatment approach, you might want to think about partnering with a doctor specializing in hormone replacement therapy and who could provide customized medicine along with lifestyle counseling designed for addressing your low testosterone symptoms as well as your overall health.

Contact Savannah Age Management Medicine

Savannah Age Management professionals are here to assist you in reclaiming a vibrant lifestyle. We provide a wide range of individualized hormone replacement therapy (HRT), male enhancement treatments, and more. We’re happy to provide high-quality services and patient care. Contact our office today to set up your appointment. 


Harry Collins

Doctor Harry Collins is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Collins received his certification in Age Management Medicine with the nationally renowned Cenegenics Medical Institute. Cenegenics' certification in Age Management Medicine is jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management in Las Vegas, Nevada. CERF and the Foundation for Care Management are accredited with honors by seven sponsoring organizations including the American Medical Association and American Board of Medical Specialties.

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  1. Thanks for helping me learn more about hormone replacement therapy. It’s good to know that this could actually help reduce distress and even reduces depression and anxiety. That said, it sounds important to know what you should personally do for HRT to work well, especially if you can get all these benefits.

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