Because growth hormone is essential for the body at any age, and the older one gets, the less the body produces, it is natural for people to seek out viable alternatives. Human growth replacement therapy is the typical treatment when symptoms of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) are present. The doctor will run diagnostic blood tests to see if GHD is the cause of any symptoms. Although HGH therapy is considered safe, many people instead look to use sermorelin therapy. Side effects from sermorelin are even less, and this treatment for the early stages of adult GHD is affordable and effective.
Does sermorelin have side effects like HGH therapy?
The most common mutual side effect from these two treatments is injection site reactions. Redness, itching, irritation, pain, and swelling are possible. Part of the reason why some people experience injection site irritation is their inexperience at self-administering an injection. Continued practice improves the injection-giving process, reducing any redness or pain that may occur. Additionally, any adverse effects in this area tend to disappear on their own rather quickly.
There is also no increased risk of sermorelin therapy side effects due to abuse or overuse of the medication. Unlike HGH, which can raise growth hormone levels too high, sermorelin acetate cannot do that. The somatotropic cells in the anterior pituitary gland will not over-produce growth hormone.
Continue reading to find out answers to these questions:
- What should I know before I use sermorelin?
- What are the most common side effects of sermorelin therapy?
- Are there long-term side effects of sermorelin?
- Is sermorelin safe for me to use?
The most common side effect that sermorelin has with HGH therapy is injection site reactions – often due to inexperience self-administering and injection.
What to Know Before Using Sermorelin
Sermorelin is a growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) secretagogue. What that means is that it acts on the same cells (somatotrophs) as GHRH to promote growth hormone production. The key difference between HGH therapy and sermorelin is that one (HGH) immediately increases HGH levels and the other (sermorelin) works to increase growth hormone secretion. If a person administers too much HGH, boosting their levels too high, adverse reactions are possible. However, side effects of sermorelin are rare because you are not directly increasing HGH levels.
Now, sermorelin is not for everyone. Once a person experiences widespread signs of GHD, then sermorelin will have a hard time increasing production enough to make a difference. At that time, HGH therapy is what can bring about the fastest results. However, some people use both HGH and sermorelin at the same time to both immediately boost growth hormone levels and increase natural production.
It is rare to experience sermorelin therapy side effects even when used together with HGH therapy because a hormone specialist monitors your treatment. You will also understand what adverse reactions to look for so that you can contact the doctor right away if anything seems a concern.
Sermorelin rarely produces side effects because it does not cause growth hormone levels to get too high.
Most Common Side Effects of Sermorelin Therapy
Aside from sermorelin side effects like injection site reactions, some people may experience other adverse signs. Rarely are there any serious concerns, unless a person has an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in sermorelin acetate. Allergic reactions include:
- breathing issues
- difficulty swallowing
In addition to allergic reactions, the most common sermorelin side effects include:
- nerve sensitivity
- changes in taste
- tightness in chest
- pale skin
These sermorelin therapy side effects rarely occur, and most people have no problem with adverse reactions from this treatment.
Side effects of sermorelin therapy rarely occur.
Are There Long-Term Side Effects of Sermorelin?
Because any adverse reactions are rare, long-term side effects of sermorelin hardly ever occur. It is essential to let the doctor know about any other medications you take as sermorelin may interact with glucocorticoids. Although most over-the-counter supplements are safe, always let your doctor know everything you take to ensure there are no contraindications or interactions with the supplements.
Because it is unknown if sermorelin passes through to breast milk, sermorelin should not be used by nursing or pregnant women.
The reduced risk of sermorelin long-term side effects differs from HGH in that human growth hormone injections can decrease natural hormone production. When the hypothalamus senses too much HGH in the bloodstream, it reduces GHRH signals to the pituitary gland. With sermorelin therapy, all that happens is that the pituitary gland starts to increase normal growth hormone secretion to a point it was at before production began to decline.
To avoid any sermorelin therapy side effects, always ensure that you are working with an experienced hormone replacement therapy specialist here in the US for diagnostic testing and treatment.
Sermorelin does not produce any long-term side effects when used as prescribed.
Is Sermorelin Therapy Safe to Use?
Because there are rarely any side effects, sermorelin therapy is safe to use for many adults with decreasing growth hormone levels. The hormone specialist will run diagnostic blood tests and require the completion of a physical examination and medical history form before prescribing sermorelin acetate for use.
To further reduce the risk of potential sermorelin therapy side effects, always purchase your medications from licensed US pharmacies. Do not buy sermorelin online from unregulated sources. Also, never use anyone else’s medications. Hormone replacement treatments are customized based on physiological needs. Use them only as prescribed to you by a qualified doctor.
For more information on sermorelin therapy, please contact RX Hormone for a free consultation.