Role of the Human Growth Hormone in Treating Arthritis
The human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. This hormone induces the secretion of insulin like growth factor-1 which has the capacity to heal injured cells and generate new ones. It can also increase bone mineral density, make the joints and ligaments strong and sustain good muscle tone.
Clinical studies and research discloses that HGH has an important role to play in promoting general health and wellness. It strengthens muscles, tendons and ligaments, accelerates wound healing, encourages rejuvenation and builds lean muscle. Proper diet, sleep and exercise are good inducers and triggers of the hormone.
With age, ligaments and tendons wear out. Demineralization of bones occurs, reducing bone density. Wear and tear of the cartilage takes place. The cartilage may also lose water (synovial fluid) and eventually become rigid. This makes the joint painful due to gradual damage to the cartilage. It reduces joint flexibility, diminishes the range of movement and causes pain and discomfort. Arthritis invariably afflicts the hip and knee joints. The condition can be treated using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, these drugs offer only temporary relief. They alleviate pain, but can not repair the underlying problem. Pain killers bring only momentary relief, but fail to regenerate the cartilage tissue which is essential for a flexible and supple joint.
The best treatment option for this problem is intra-articular administration of the human growth hormone. HGH is administered into the joint every 1 or 2 weeks. This allows the cells of the bone to change into cartilage cells. This process is defined as “Morphoangiogenesis”. This process was further studied by an orthopedic surgeon, Allan Dunn at Florida. He suggested that the growth hormone treatment must be performed when no other treatment is going on, as it could damage the growth hormone integrity and in turn the functionality.
HGH therapy improves joint movement and flexibility. It decreases pain, discomfort, and stiffness, while strengthening all the components of the locomotor system.