Evaluation for adult growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in Austin, TX, begins with a medical consultation followed by physical examination and blood analysis. It is the HGH deficiency testing of blood levels that provides a definitive answer as to whether or not an adult is growth hormone deficient.
Many people do not take hormonal imbalance as seriously as it requires. The body’s hormones regulate all its functions. When hormone levels are out of balance – either too high or too low – it can affect how the body performs. Since many hormones also influence one another, a snowball effect can occur, which can lessen the body’s ability to resist illness and more serious health conditions. That is why testing for HGH deficiency is necessary.
The other critical reason for blood analysis of hormone levels is to ensure the proper dosage when prescribing HGH treatment. If a person administers too much HGH on a consistent basis, unwanted side effects could occur. When using too little HGH, a lack of results is likely, often leading to frustration and depression that the treatment is not helping.
Maintaining healthy hormone levels can help reduce the risk of severe health issues. Through careful diagnostic HGH deficiency testing in Austin, TX, adults can get the treatment they need for optimum well-being.
HGH deficiency testing in Austin, TX, lets a doctor know if a prescription for HGH therapy is necessary.
What Is HGH Deficiency Testing and Where Do You Get It?
The actual testing for HGH deficiency takes place at a local laboratory and consists of having a sample of blood collected from your arm. The process itself takes only a few minutes and is scheduled for first thing in the morning. You will stop eating in the evening the night before the test and can have only water in the morning until after the specimen collection.
HGH deficiency testing consists of checking multiple blood hormone and other levels, including cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood counts. We measure various hormone levels in the blood because the symptoms of growth hormone deficiency often mimic those of other hormonal imbalances and medical conditions. The hormone specialist uses these measurements to determine the appropriate and accurate treatment.
In addition to the blood test at a local lab, each person will also complete the following:
- A medical consultation
- Physical examination
- Health history questionnaire
Our medical advisors here at HGH Clinic Austin provide guidance throughout the entire diagnostic and treatment process.
The HGH deficiency testing process includes consultation, physical examination, blood analysis, and a health history review.
How Do I Schedule My HGH Deficiency Testing?
Scheduling of testing for HGH deficiency begins with a consultation. Rather than spending time at a local hormone specialist’s office, many adults in Austin prefer the convenience and confidentiality of our telephone consultations. We offer this service to busy men and women who would rather not deal with the time and expense of going to a doctor’s office or medical clinic.
During our phone consultations with one of our medical advisors, adults have the freedom to discuss any symptoms and personal health issues of concern from the private setting of their choice. Some people call us from home, others from their office, and some reach out while sitting in their cars.
By the end of the complimentary consultation, you will know if you need to continue to the next steps, which include laboratory HGH deficiency testing. If so, your appointment will be arranged, and the required forms will be sent to you via email. We make every step in the process simple to complete.
To get started, or for more information, please contact HGH Clinic Austin today for your free consultation.