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Sermolin Injections – Helping Your Hormones

Sermolin Injections – Helping Your Hormones

SERMOLIN INJECTIONS AT MERCER ISLAND MEDICAL GROUP

You may have heard that Human Growth Hormone, or HGH, has been banned in the world of professional sport, being proven to increase strength and stamina and, alongside testosterone, providing sportsmen and women with an unfair advantage over their competitors.

However, experts continue to study its capabilities and have recently found that HGH and testosterone can be very effective in treating chronic pain conditions, including back pain. However, there are a variety of complex risks associated with HGH therapy, which make it a less than ideal solution for the majority of patients. Instead, an increasing number of doctors who may have previously turned to HGH are now choosing Sermorelin therapy to help their patients manage moderate to severe back pain.
WHAT IS SERMORELIN?

Sermorelin is what is known as an HGH stimulator. HGH is responsible for stimulating the growth, healing and renewal of all of the cells in your body. When we are young, we have high levels of HGH to enable us to grow and mature into adults. However, even once we are full grown, HGH still plays an important role. One of the main reasons that our bodies begin to suffer the effects of aging is because our natural-occurring levels of HGH begin to dwindle. This tends to happen around the age of 30, and from this point onwards many individuals start to notice the earliest signs of physical deterioration including:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Loss of bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced libido
  • Poor sleep

Sermorelin therapy enables patients to obtain all of the benefits of HGH therapy, without any of the associated risks. In the case of back pain, Sermorelin therapy can:

  • Help your muscles repair more quickly
  • Prevent further damage from occurring
  • Strengthen weakened bones
  • Stabilize soft tissue, such as tendons, ligaments and muscle
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Improved energy
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Strengthened immune system

ADVANTAGES OF CHOOSING SERMORELIN OVER HGH

There are a variety of reasons why medical practitioners are now opting to offer Sermorelin rather than HGH therapy.

SAFER

By far the biggest is the huge number of risks associated with the use of naturally-occurring HGH, which include abnormalities in bone and tissue growth, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even some cancers. Fortunately, Sermorelin has been found not to produce any of these undesirable side effects.

Sermorelin actually supports pituitary function (rather than inhibits it, as is the case with HGH) and encourages the natural production of human growth hormone. It has also shown to be more natural in the way it is released into the body, more closely mimicking the body’s natural, gradual release of growth hormone. This is considered much safer than the consistently high levels seen in patients who opt for HGH injections.

CHEAPER AND MORE ACCESSIBLE

Sermorelin is significantly more affordable than HGH for the majority of patients. It is also not a ‘controlled substance’ meaning that, although a prescription is still required, it is much more accessible. This means that there are far fewer illegal alternatives around as they are simply not necessary.

HOW IS SERMORELIN THERAPY PERFORMED?

Sermorelin is injected into your body fat using a very small needle. A little numbing cream can be applied at the injection site if you are particularly nervous, but most patients report that the procedure does not hurt. The initial course of Sermorelin therapy usually takes the form of one injection per day for a minimum of 30 days, but this may vary from patient to patient and will depend on how you respond to the treatment.

If you would like to find out more about the benefits about Sermorelin therapy and how it may be able to improve your chronic back pain, our knowledgeable and experienced staff would be delighted to have the opportunity help. Call our office today to book your consultation.

KRATOM / KAVA – A Delicious, Natural Way to Manage Pain or Anxiety

KRATOM / KAVA – A Delicious, Natural Way to Manage Pain or Anxiety

What is Kratom and Kava?

Coming in to the office, you might notice the new addition of a fun new product called “Mitra.”
Mitra-9 botanical teas are from a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. It is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, where it has been used in herbal medicine since at least the nineteenth century.
Kava and Kratom are two holistic beverages that people drink for their unique benefits. Both of them look similar, but they come from different parts of the world and have different effects.

The chemical makeup of the two plant-based drinks is the first notable difference.
The difference between Kava and Kratom is that Kratom has alkaloids – which interact with the brain’s opioid system. Kratom is not an opiate, but its effects are very similar to one. This includes pain relief, stress relief, alleviation of anxiety and headaches, and relief of joint disorders.
Kratom is not nearly as addictive as opiates, and can be used without the fear of becoming addicted or causing workplace issues, as Kratom Is not a substance typically screened for or banned.

Kava, on the other hand, contains Kavalactones, which interact with the brain’s limbic system. This system is responsible for emotions, motivation, and emotional behavior. So, although it has different chemical properties than Kratom, Kava tends to have similar effects, although to a much lesser degree.

Both botanical beverages are prepared in the same way. Kratom leaves are dried, crushed into a powder, and mixed with water. Similarly, kava tea is made from its dried root that’s strained from the water.

There are also some similarities between the effects of these two teas. Kratom tea drinkers claim that they’ve seen benefits such as pain alleviation, reducing symptoms of mood disorders, helping with managing opioid withdrawal, etc.

At the same time, Kava tea drinkers claim to experience some pain relief, reduced muscle tension, physical relaxation, lower anxiety, and better emotional wellbeing. Now, these effects are yet to be proven by medical research, but many people claim to feel better when consuming these teas.

Now that this Kava vs. Kratom article provided you with useful information on both teas, you choose which one is better for you. When choosing, make sure to also consider the potential risks that can come with them. So, while Kratom may help some people feel relaxed, it could have the opposite effect on others, making them feel an uplifted mood and have disturbed sleep. That said, the potential benefits make it worth considering.