What’s the Difference Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and HGH?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment commonly used to relieve symptoms of menopause in women and low testosterone (Low T) in men.

Human growth hormone (hGH) is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It is responsible for cell growth and regeneration. It also helps regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, and fat metabolism.

Five symptoms of menopause in women

Symptoms of menopause include:

  • Reduced libido
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes

Six symptoms of Low T in men

Symptoms of Low T include:

  • Reduced libido
  • Reduced erectile function
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Depression

Hormone replacement therapy vs. hGH

While both treatment therapies can help treat symptoms related to menopause and Low T, the way they do it is very different. Testosterone is a steroidal hormone that causes fairly rapid increases in lean muscle mass and strength, restores libido and helps with things like erectile dysfunction in men.

hGH is a protein that is responsible for growth. When someone is treated with synthetic HGH, receptors tell the cells that cause growth to turn on. This encourages the body to use calories to build muscle and bone. If you’re a sports fan, then you’ve probably heard of athletes using hGH to enhance their performance.

Hormone replacement therapy for men

If you’re struggling with symptoms of Low T, like fatigue, low libido and muscle loss, then hormone replacement therapy may help. With a simple blood test, your provider will be able to diagnose Low T and tailor treatment to match your unique needs.

Hormone replacement therapy for women

Talk to your provider about hormone replacement therapy if you’re experiencing any uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. SynergenX provides tailored and continually adjusted HRT that relieves symptoms and minimizes any risks associated with this therapy.

 

If you’d like to learn more about your hormone replacement therapy options from one of our specialists, call SynergenX Health at 888-219-7259.