Growth Hormone Therapy Specialist

Fit Life MD

Francisco Cardona, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Human growth hormone (HGH) plays a supportive role in your body’s muscle and bone growth. As you get older, the production of HGH slows down and affects muscle mass and bone health. At Fit Life MD in San Antonio, Texas, Francisco Cardona, MD, offers growth hormone therapy to treat low HGH and improve overall health and well-being. To schedule a growth hormone therapy consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Growth Hormone Therapy Q&A

What is human growth hormone (HGH)?

HGH is a hormone the pituitary gland produces. It’s a regulatory hormone that supports your body’s metabolic process, mainly through the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

HGH also indirectly stimulates the growth of bone, cartilage, and muscle by activating an enzyme in your liver that makes the proteins these tissues need to rebuild and grow. The hormone also supports central nervous system function and skin health.  

Am I a candidate for growth hormone therapy?

Schedule a hormone therapy consultation with Dr. Cardona at Fit Life MD to see if you’re a candidate for growth hormone therapy. Dr. Cardona is a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in hormone therapy.

He conducts a comprehensive evaluation that includes a review of your symptoms and check of your hormone levels to determine if you would benefit from growth hormone therapy.

Like sex hormones, HGH production declines with age. In addition to the natural reduction in the production of HGH, outside factors like stress, inadequate sleep, poor diet choices, and lack of exercise may affect your levels of this vital hormone. 

Signs and symptoms you may have low HGH levels and would benefit from growth hormone therapy include:

  • Decrease in muscle mass
  • Decrease in bone density
  • Impairment in cardiac function
  • Low insulin sensitivity
  • Change in skin health, strength, and elasticity
  • Fatigue
  • Increase in body fat
  • Poor memory

If you have these symptoms and suspect they may be due to low HGH, schedule a consultation at Fit Life MD for an evaluation. 

What happens during growth hormone therapy?

Dr. Cardona customizes your growth hormone therapy to match your hormonal needs. He reviews the details of your therapy at your consultation so you know what to expect. 

Growth hormone therapy may be given by injection once a week. 

What are the benefits of growth hormone therapy?

Dr. Cardona closely monitors you and your symptoms once you start growth hormone therapy. Many people experience improvements in their body composition (more muscle and less fat), stronger bones, and enhanced skin tone and texture.

Growth hormone therapy may also lower your cholesterol, improve wound healing, increase libido, and give you an energy boost.

Find out how growth hormone therapy can help you by calling Fit Life MD or booking an appointment online today.